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At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we are committed to excellence in patient care, leadership in research, and preeminence in medical education. Our culture thrives on challenges and champions innovation.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is regularly ranked among the nation's elite hospitals in terms of quality and effectiveness. Our tireless pursuit of personalized care has earned scores of patient satisfaction awards. Our research is expanding the frontiers of medical knowledge, and every day we advance toward a better understanding of human health. We blend new discoveries and technology into health education, preparing distinguished medical professionals to offer the most progressive and compassionate care possible.
We set the pace for healthcare in the Southeast, and we are a nationally-respected referral center. We are building on 135 years of accomplishments to shape the future of healthcare the world over.
School of Medicine
The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine attracts the most accomplished and talented students in the country. They are drawn by the quality of the training, the excellence of the faculty, the collegial atmosphere between faculty and students and the close personal attention that students receive.
Biomedical research at Vanderbilt University has long been recognized for its contributions to the advancement of medicine. The Medical School’s reputation for outstanding research is reflected in the large amount of federal and private support it receives. Major translational research initiatives at Vanderbilt are moving discoveries from the bench to the bedside and will transform health care and health care delivery.
School of Nursing
The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, founded in 1908, was one of the nation’s first nursing programs to incorporate its curriculum into a liberal arts degree. It enters its centenary decade as one of the country’s premier nursing schools, listed among the Top 20 by U.S. News & World Report. The Ph.D. program was enhanced in 2006 by the addition of the Health Services Research Track – the first in the country in a school of Nursing. The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) was launched in Fall 2008.
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute in Tennessee that conducts research and provides care for adult and pediatric cancers. The Cancer Center provides innovative, multi-disciplinary care for patients and families along with comprehensive programs in discovery science: translational, clinical and population-based research; prevention, early detection and survivorship. It is the only one in Tennessee and Kentucky ranked among the nation’s best for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report, and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a non-profit alliance of the 21 of the world’s leading centers collaborating to improve effectiveness and quality of cancer treatment for patients everywhere.
The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is the most comprehensive children’s hospital in the state and is dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of children, from newborns to young adults, by providing primary and sub-specialty services. Children’s Hospital serves as a regional referral center and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals.
The Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute has become one of the nation’s foremost cardiac research programs. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute on its list of “Best Hospitals” in the Heart and Heart Surgery category.