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VPMM Application

The Fall 2019 VPMM Applications will be due Monday, June 3, 2019. Please plan to attend an Information Session (date TBA) prior to submitting your application.

VPMM Application Guidelines

Email the following documents as a single pdf file to VPMM@vanderbilt.edu  Put “VPMM Application, Graduate Student”, or “VPMM Application, Post-Doctoral Fellow”, in the subject line of the email so your applications can be tracked as they come in. Please include all documents including your CV and your mentor’s letter of support into a single pdf document. Be sure to number and head each of the pages. Decisions will be made by the VPMM leadership for the fall semester class.

•Your CV

•Your thesis or post-doctoral research mentor, year of graduate or post-doctoral training, whether you are on a training grant, and what department you are in

•Provide a list of up to 3 physicians we might ask to be your clinical mentor

•A personal statement in which you explain your reasons for wanting to join the program, what your goals are for your graduate or post-doctoral training, and what are your future career plans (keep this under 500 words)

•A brief outline of your proposed thesis or post-doctoral research, and how it might integrate with the goals of the VPMM to help guide students and post-doctoral fellows to develop new human subjects research studies as a part of their research plans (keep this under 1000 words)

•A letter from your thesis/research mentor stating that they support your participation in the VPMM and will support your development of a translational research project, with help from the VPMM, as part of your research plans.