Our mission in the Office of Medical Student Affairs is to ensure the success of medical students as they progress through their training. Success is measured first and foremost in classrooms and clinics, where students spend the majority of their time learning. Through our advising program within the four Colleges, led by Dr. Amy Fleming, as well as the Student Assistance Program, led by Dr. Cathy Pettepher, we provide students with the tools they need to thrive in Vanderbilt's rigorous courses. We also oversee the student-led Vanderbilt Careers in Medicine, which facilitates exploration and selection of specialties and prepares students to be highly competitive in the Match. Additionally, we work closely with student leaders of the Student Wellness Program, a nationally-recognized organization that promotes medical student well-being. We remain available to the entire medical student body whenever they request our assistance with the wonderful projects that take place in the School of Medicine and the larger Nashville community.
Students may drop by our office at 312 Light Hall with any personal, career, or academic concerns. Dana Modrowski is also happy to set up an appointment at (615) 322-5007.
Students receive notice of their residency match on Match Day, one of the most exciting days of the medical school experience.
Candidates receive the hood of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and degrees are then conferred by the Dean.
Stay informed of upcoming School of Medicine student events.
View the current schedule of speakers for the Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series and RSVP to attend.
Student Handbook and Forms
View the latest edition of the MD Degree Program Handbook and find important forms.
We encourage students to get involved and make a difference during their time at Vanderbilt. Explore some of the many organizations we have to offer!
Find answers to frequently asked questions: from tutoring and textbooks, to lockers and transcripts.
Find more information on academic, personal, and career advising.
Explore multiple resources that support student engagement.