Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance

Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance

The Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance (MVSA) is a collaborative network that promotes resources and opportunities for students across institutions to connect with faculty, health professionals, community partners, and their peers.

Increasing diversity in the health workforce is a key driver of the MVSA's efforts. We leverage our network to facilitate:

  1. student mentorship, from high school to graduate and medical programs
  2. personal and professional development
  3. opportunities for interprofessional community engagement

Schools that have participated are listed below.

  • Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
  • Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • Meharry Medical College School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Vanderbilt University Divinity School

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MVSA staff advisor, Jack Wong

MVSA Staff Advisor

Jack Wong, MPH, CHES
Phone: (615) 963-2860
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MVSA staff advisor, Mercedes Ridinger

MVSA Staff Advisor

Mercedes Ridinger, MPH
Phone: (615) 963-2823

Laveil Allen

MVSA Faculty Advisor

Laveil M. Allen, MD

Contact Us


1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd.
 Biomedical Building
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 963-2820