The range of MCAT scores for accepted applicants in recent years ranges from the 65th percentile to 100th percentile. The range of GPA for accepted applicants in recent years ranges from approximately 3.0 to 4.0. The Vanderbilt MSTP does not have any minimum cutoffs for GPA or MCAT. All applications are evaluated holistically.
The MCAT is REQUIRED for admission to the MSTP. The GRE is not considered in the evaluation process.
No, due to the nature of our review process applicants may only apply to either the MSTP or the MD program at Vanderbilt. We recommend applying to the program which best matches your career goals.
Yes, tuition for medical school and graduate school is covered by the program. In addition, students receive an annual stipend of $36,500 (2023-2024), health insurance, fees, and a moving bonus upon matriculation into the program. All students will receive the same financial support.
Yes, international students may apply to the Vanderbilt MSTP. The most competitive international applicants will have completed an undergraduate degree in the US. The MD admissions office has more information available on their website. All matriculating Vanderbilt MSTP students will students will receive the same financial support.
Yes, however, the letters from your research advisors and course instructors are the most valuable. Additional letters do not provide a significant advantage to you in the admissions process.
When I receive the invitation to complete the secondary, does that mean I have been invited to interview?
No, the MSTP Admissions Subcommittee selects applicants to interview after reviewing the secondary application and the letters of recommendation.
The Vanderbilt MSTP begins orientation in mid-June. A summer lab rotation will be completed before beginning medical school orientation in mid-July.