Class days are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for this 18-month program.
The Center for Programs in Allied Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center do not accept incoming academic or experiential credit.
- Applicants must have a minimum of an associate degree which includes some biology and chemistry courses.
- To meet the technical standards, applicants for the program must have adequate sight to read computer and analog recordings, adequate hearing to be able to communicate with patients and healthcare staff, and sufficient manual dexterity to perform procedures safely with accuracy and precision
- Completed application, with non-refundable $50 application fee
- Official transcripts from institutions of higher learning
- Three letters of recommendation from employers or instructors
- Interview with the program director to discuss eligibility
- Interview with a panel which will include the program director, medical director, one of the allied health program directors, and one of the neurodiagnostic supervisors
VUMC is not able to admit international students at this time. Green Card holders are not considered International Applicants and are therefore eligible for admission consideration.
- The program considers applicants as an international student if the applicant is a citizen of any nation other than the United States of America. Applicants will not be considered as an international student if you are a dual U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, refugee/asylee, or a U.S. citizen living abroad.
For education obtained at a non-U.S. Institution, translation into the U.S. equivalency (i.e., equivalence of credits per course and of degree conferred) by an independent evaluation provider must be submitted with this application (translation into English language only is NOT accepted). The following are examples of foreign transcript and degree evaluators. VUMC does not endorse any evaluators.
- Foreign Consultants: http://www.foreignconsultants.com/
- Educational Credential Evaluators: http://www.ece.org/
- Educational Perspectives: http://www.educational-perspectives.org/
- International Consultants of Delaware: http://www.icdeval.com/
- International Research Foundation, Inc.: http://www.ierf.org/
- World Education Services: http://www.wes.org/
After acceptance into the program:
- Physical from personal physician and up to date immunization record (see below)
- Evidence of health insurance
- Background check
Health Records and Immunizations
Any student admitted into the Program must provide written documentation to satisfy the following immunizations:
- Provide written documentation of two tuberculin skin test results during the 12 months prior to beginning practice, one of which needs to be within the past 3 months. If previous tuberculin skin test result is positive, documentation of a chest x-ray within the past 6 months is needed. Thereafter, if working in a department or job in a patient care area, a tuberculin skin test is required annually for all negative reactors.
- Provide proof of varicella (chickenpox) immunity via a blood test or documentation of two doses of Varicella vaccine
- Provide proof of one immunization for rubella (MMR) given after the first birthday or immunity via a blood test*
- Anyone born in 1957 or later needs two immunizations for measles, like the MMR (and they need to be at least one month apart, given after your first birthday). (Persons born before this date are considered immune to measles)**
- If born on or after January 1, 1957, provide proof of one immunization for mumps (MMR) given after the first birthday or immunity via a blood test. (Persons born before this date are considered immune to mumps)*
- The hepatitis B vaccine is strongly encouraged for those who may be exposed to blood, body fluid, or human tissue. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)- mandated educational materials can be provided. Employees (Students) who choose to decline this vaccination must sign a statement to that effect.
- All employees (students) in the Children's Hospital (including MCJCHV clinics), Women's Health, and Emergency (including LifeFlight) are required to have documentation of one booster dose of pertussis vaccine in the form of Tdap. Routine adult Td boosters and the childhood DTP/DTaP vaccines do not satisfy this requirement.**
- Provide written documentation of an annual influenza vaccination (flu shot). This may be obtained at VUMC during the annual Flulapalooza event.
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Sections 5053 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Vanderbilt University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military service in its administration of educational policies, programs, or activities; its admissions policies; scholarship or loan programs; athletic or other University-administered programs; or employment. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation consistent with University non-discriminatory policy.