Vanderbilt University

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21st Avenue S and Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232


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Research rank Category Name
#15 Best Research
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#29 Best Primary Care


Medical School Overview

The School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University has an application deadline of November 1. The application fee at Vanderbilt University is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $44,030. The faculty-student ratio at Vanderbilt University is 5.5:1. The School of Medicine has 3,298 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Medical education at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine emphasizes good communication and cultural understanding, in addition to core sciences. In the first two years of school, students go through the self-directed Emphasis Program, during which they complete a project and examine what kind of doctor they might become. All medical students are placed into four advisory colleges that offer academic and personal enrichment activities.

In addition to a traditional M.D., Vanderbilt medical students can pursue a variety of dual degree programs, including an M.D./J.D. through the Vanderbilt Law School, an M.D./M.B.A. through the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, or an M.D./M.Div. through the Divinity School. There is also an M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program, as well as innovative master’s degree programs including a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (M.S.C.I.), Master of Education of the Deaf (M.D.E.), and Master of Medical Physics (M.S.M.P.)

Outside of class, students can get involved in more than 30 organizations, from the Couples in Medicine club to the Wilderness Medical Society. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center, also in Nashville, Tenn., is a highly ranked network of hospital facilities.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Application fee $50
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 2,366
Full-time faculty-student ratio 5.5:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 429
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $44,030

Required fees $3,433


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology pediatrics
dermatology psychiatry
emergency medicine radiology - diagnostic
internal medicine surgery - general
neurological surgery

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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