Students in Pathology register themselves using YES.
Instructions from the Graduate School
YES is available and must be used to enroll in Fall semester courses and research. If your department requires you to see your advisor prior to registering, do so first.
Returning students should make registration changes before August 21st, incoming students before August 25th.
The Registration Data form must be completed for Fall semester beginning August 1st, and before August 26th.
PATH 8331 - Seminar in Experimental Pathology FALL 
PATH 8332 - Current Topics in Experimental Pathology SPRING 
M&IM 8335 - Research Proposals: Preparation and Critical Review SPRING 
PATH 8351 - Cellular & Molecular Basis of Disease SPRING 
PATH 8352 - Cellular & Molecular Basis of Disease FALL 
PATH 8999- Non-Candidate Research
PATH 9999 - PhD Dissertation Research
PATH 8322 - Experimental Methods in Pathology FALL, SPRING, SUMMER. [2-4]
Additional specific classes may be required if on a training grant.
Mentors should be consulted regarding additional relevant coursework.
· After deciding what course you want to audit, you must receive permission from your preceptor and the course instructor.
· Audits can be added on OASIS, at
· There is a $10 nonrefundable audit fee.
1. If the AMOUNT DUE is $0, then keep it with your other important papers; no action is required.
2. If you have a balance, please call Student Accounts at (615) 322-6693 for a breakdown of the charges. If the charges are personal (prescriptions, parking fees, etc.), please make arrangements to settle the account. If the charges are for fees related to the program (tuition, activity fees, insurance, etc.), please contact the Program Manager for assistance.
Note concerning activity fees: Some of you are on PAFs (Personnel Action Forms), which simply means your stipend is paid differently than other students’ in that you all are technically “Graduate Student Research Assistants”, and are paid the same manner in which employees are paid. Your method of pay is dictated by the rules/regulations associated with your funding source. Those on PAFs receive supplemental pay to cover activity fees, as the funding source does not allow for direct payment of such, but will allow for the necessary amount to be factored into your monthly salary. Therefore, you will be responsible for paying those fees yourself, so do not be alarmed when you receive your statement from student accounts, and please be reminded that you are/will be receiving sufficient supplementation to cover these fees. Please contact the Program Manager for further information.
Students who do not wish to enroll in the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan can attempt to waive coverage if they can document proof of comparable coverage with another health insurance plan. To document proof of comparable coverage, an On-Line Waiver Form must be submitted.
1. If you are a citizen of the
To waive coverage, go to www.kosterweb.com, click on Student Access and select
Additional Insurance Questions can be directed to the
student health website
On the last weekday of each month, in room C-3314 MCN (See Karen Morris).
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In the departmental mailroom, C-3321A
VUMC Card Office
Round Wing of
Phone: 936-3350, Fax: 936-3351
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 – 4:30
Fri. 10:00 – 4:30
Closed: 1:00 – 2:00 for Lunch
· Must bring a photo ID and a signed ID Card Authorization Form; please contact Program Manager to obtain signature. Click here
· You must be confirmed by the Registrar's Office as being enrolled at Vanderbilt before a student VUMC ID will be issued.
Generally, stipend payments do not have taxes withheld (this can vary for international recipients). On an annual basis (by January 31 of each year), HR Processing will send every stipend recipient a letter regarding taxability and what forms (if any) to expect from
The Graduate Student Council is working with, and for you, the student. Please visit their website for more information at
· If you are on a training grant and funds are available (check with your training grant administrator):
- Obtain a green travel request form from room T-3218, MCN
- Complete the form and submit to the assistant for your particular training grant
· You can also apply for money from the
· Print and fill out the form
- Attach a copy of the abstract to be presented
- Have it approved by the Director of Graduate Studies
- Return all paperwork to the
· Please note that most of these funds are only applicable if the student is actually presenting.
Pathology Residency and Graduate Program Office Contact Information:
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
D-2220 Medical Center North
1161 21st Ave. S
· Incoming Students: click here
· Incoming International Students: click here