Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is a medical school located in Nashville, TN. Currently ranked 15th out of 126 accredited medical schools in the U.S News & World Report 2010 rankings, the school of medicine has a reputation as a center of research and high-quality clinical care. Vanderbilt School of Medicine is ranked No. 10 among U.S. medical schools for funding from the National Institutes of Health. Located in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center on the southeastern side of the Vanderbilt University campus, the School of Medicine claims two Nobel laureates: Earl W. Sutherland Jr., in 1971, for his discovery of the metabolic regulating compound cyclic AMP, and Stanley Cohen, in 1986, for his discovery with a colleague of epidermal growth factor.

Researchers from across the U.S. and abroad ranked Vanderbilt the 5th best place in the U.S. to work in science, according to a 2006 survey conducted by The Scientist magazine. In 2009, Vanderbilt University landed on Fortune magazine's "Fortune 100" list of best U.S. companies to work for - the first academic institution to do so.

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The first diplomas issued by Vanderbilt University were to 61 Doctors of Medicine in February 1875, thanks to an arrangement that recognized the University of Nashville's medical school as serving both institutions. Thus, Vanderbilt embraced a fully-organized and functioning medical school even before its own campus was ready for classes in October of that year.The...
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