Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, abbreviated as VUSM by Abbreviationfinder, is one of the top-ranked U.S. medical schools located in Nashville, TN. Keep reading to see admissions application information including average GRE scores, admissions selection factors and dual degree programs of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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.