John has been a respected leader during a critical time in VUSM's history and has overseen significant developments in the VUSM admissions enterprise. Under his leadership applications grew from 4373 in 2006, to 6656 in 2014. Over that period he personally invited by phone nearly 2,000 applicants to join the class and hosted over 1,100 of those students over eight Second Look Weekends. John has also worked closely with the Office of Diversity in Medical Education to increase the diversity of VUSM classes, increasing the number of underrepresented in medicine students from about 14% of the 2006/2007 entering classes to about 25% of the 2012/2013 entering classes. He also introduced many administrative innovations, including a competency-based behavioral interview as part of the evaluation process at VUSM, making Vanderbilt one of the first schools to use the method.
John will continue in his roles as councilor of the VUSM chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and as a VUSM Portfolio Coach. View the VUMC Reporter article on his departure.