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Vanderbilt University

21st Avenue S and Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232-2104
(615) 322-2145

Admissions E-mail: N/A
Web site: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/medschool/
Electronic application: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/
medschool/admissions/online_app.php

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 11/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $50
Director of admissions: Dr. Patricia Sagen
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: October 15
     -Latest date: N/A

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: None
     -Deposit due: N/A
     -Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? Yes
     -EDP application period begins: June 1
     -EDP application period ends: August 1
     -EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 4,373 981 285 105
In-state: 303 50 26 15
Out-of-state: 4,070 931 259 90
Women: 1,975 421 144 49
Minorities: 1,166 265 93 27
International: 234 61 22 7



Acceptance rate: 6.5%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.76

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 11.3
Verbal reasoning: 10.6
Physical sciences: 11.6
Biological: 11.8
Writing: Q

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 53%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 33%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 9%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 0%
Mixed disciplines and other: 5%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 53%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 33%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 9%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 0%
Mixed disciplines and other: 5%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./J.D., M.D./M.S.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: 8 years
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: www.vanderbilt.edu/engage

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
VUSM seeks to admit a diverse group of academically exceptional students whose attributes and accomplishments suggest they will become leaders and scholars in medicine. After initial review of AMCAS data, 25% of applicants are invited to interview and provide secondary essays and recommendations. A faculty-student committee reviews all data in a holistic manner and offers rolling admissions.

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