The Fall 2021 VPMM Applications will be due Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Please plan to attend an Information Session prior to submitting your application.
Information Session Dates & Times
Tuesday, April 6, 9:00 am – Registration
Tuesday April 13, 4:00 pm – Registration
Tuesday, April 20, 12:00 pm – Registration
Tuesday, May 4, 12:00 pm – Registration
Tuesday, May 11, 9:00 am – Registration
Tuesday, May 25, 4:00 pm – Registration
Due to COVID-19 and meeting restrictions, we will be holding all of these sessions via Zoom.
VPMM Application Guidelines
Email the following documents as a single pdf file to VPMM@vanderbilt.edu. Use the Subject line “VPMM Application, Graduate Student”, or “VPMM Application, Post-Doctoral Fellow”. Please number and head each page. Decisions will be made by the VPMM leadership for the fall semester class.
•List your thesis or post-doctoral research mentor, year of graduate or post-doctoral training(1st, 2nd), 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
•A short paragraph for the website with a bio about your research interests and anticipated project. (You can update this at a later date).