To mark the start of the academic year and to orient new students to the major tasks ahead of them, the Office of Medical Student Affairs hosts the official Orientation for our incoming first-year class.
Formal orientation is a three-day event that begins with the official introduction to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine incoming class on Wednesday prior to classes. The rest of the day consists of MAG (Meet and Greet), sponsored by the upper classmen. Thursday is a full-day of learning and Friday also features a student organization fair, which showcases our many student organizations at VUSM. The week concludes with another student sponsored day in MOO (Medical Outdoor Orientation) where upperclass students host trips including camping, rafting, and hiking, giving students a chance to informally meet the people who will become their lifelong friends.