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About Research

What Is Undergraduate Research?

The word “research” is said a lot on college campuses. Many students think they know research when they see it, but research may, in fact, encompass more than you think.

Why Do Undergraduate Research?

You know you want to go directly into a joint M.D./Ph.D. program? Then you probably know research is going to be a big part of your experience at Vanderbilt. Even if you don’t think you are interested in a career that involves research, or you don’t know what your life’s path will be, you should still know how having research experience can help you in almost any of life’s situations.

Undergraduate Research by the Numbers

Everyone’s doing it! We break down exactly how many Vanderbilt undergraduates conduct research, what types of research they are doing, and how it can help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the most common questions about undergraduate research at Vanderbilt