Student Life


The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine boasts a culturally diverse and well-rounded student body that is both passionate about medicine and about outside interests and activities. Our students can be found doing anything from singing a cappella to starting a student run free clinic for the underprivileged to playing intramural sports to making an impact on health care policy.

The School of Medicine places great emphasis on the wellness of its students, and is committed to building a supportive and enriching environment packed with opportunities for personal growth. With this in mind, the school offers a vast and captivating array of intellectual, cultural, athletic, and social activities.

Student organizations are created and run by students with support from the School of Medicine. Over 40 student organizations allow students to pursue existing interests as well as explore new ones.

Situated in the vibrant and progressive city of Nashville, TN, also affectionately known as "Music City USA" or "the Athens of the South," the School of Medicine offers the diversity and excitement of living in a moderately large city combined with the safety of the suburbs. The medical campus, adjacent to the undergraduate campus and other professional schools, is only 10 minutes from the cultural and entertainment attractions of downtown Nashville and the scenic riverfront of the Cumberland River.