“Life at VP&S” Welcomes Nearly 200 Accepted Applicants to Campus

For the first time since 2019, applicants accepted into VP&S were invited to revisit campus in person before making their final decisions about where to go to medical school. Formerly known as Revisit Day, the new two-day “Life at VP&S” program welcomed nearly 200 applicants who had been accepted into VP&S. It was the largest group hosted for a revisit event.

A campus tour led by VP&S students, from left, Honor Paine, Kavya Rajesh, and Daniel Shaw. Photo by Felicite Fallon.

The program in April offered applicants a window into what they can expect if they enroll in VP&S. VP&S students, under the guidance of Wendy Hernandez-Quinones, director of the admissions office, provided tours of Washington Heights and the medical center campus and described campus resources, including health and well-being, diversity and multicultural affairs, student support and career advising, student research, Student Health on Haven and its physical and mental health resources and programs, and the Student Success Network’s peer teaching and tutoring program. Prospective students also had the chance to learn more about the student-run free clinics and other community service opportunities.

“Life at VP&S” also offered opportunities for prospective students to meet with current students to get inside information about the school. The group had a catered lunch at United Palace, a landmark building in Washington Heights. Both days were capped off with evening receptions, where accepted students had the chance to mingle with current students and faculty.

“The admissions team, faculty, and students were thrilled to welcome so many accepted students to our amazing campus and community,” says Anne Armstrong-Coben, MD, senior associate dean for admissions. “There was such joy and energy. We have been hearing from so many students that they can’t wait to join the VP&S family after spending time with us.”