Graham V.


Graham is an MD MBA student at Vanderbilt University and at Harvard University. He is currently in his 2nd year at Harvard Business School and will be applying for Residency next fall. Prior to his postgraduate studies, Graham graduated from MIT in 2012 as member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society (the Engineering Equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa) with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. While at MIT, Graham was selected to be a Burchard Scholar (30 MIT students who have demonstrated excellence in the humanities, arts, or social sciences) and worked in the lab of Professors Michael Cima and Robert Langer developing microelectromechanical systems for drug delivery. In addition to his time in the classroom and at the lab bench, Graham completed multiple internships with boutique investment banking firms, the United Bank of Switzerland (UBS), International Business Machines (IBM), and most recently McKinsey and Company. Upon being awarded an MIT-sponsored fellowship to pursue community education in STEM fields after graduation, Graham chose to defer his acceptance to Vanderbilt Medical School for one year to continue developing the curriculum of a Math and Science Camp he had started in his home state of South Carolina in 2006.

Graham enjoys chemistry and engineering: he has completed multiple Material Engineering product development projects at MIT and has tutored Organic Chemistry at MIT and Vanderbilt. Graham also enjoys helping students prepare for their college applications, basic science classes, SAT, PSAT, AP exams, and GMAT.

When not working in the hospital or consulting, Graham enjoys running and rock climbing with his friends and can be found sport climbing at the Red River Gorge or Smith Rock National Park whenever he has a free weekend. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Business School, MBA candidate
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, MD candidate
  • MIT, BS in Materials Science & Engineering
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • MIT Burchard Scholar
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • ACT
  • GMAT
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    [What did your tutor do well?] Everything from A to Z.
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    (Joseph Cohen, Academic)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "[What did your tutor do well?] Engage with student, provide good examples, expand on lessons"
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    (Trudy Ann, Parent, SSAT)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Going into this I was only hoping to get into business school. By the time I finished the process not only was I accepted, but I was the recipient of an academic scholarship! I exceeded my target score which was about 100 points higher than where I started."
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    (Sean, MBA applicant)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "He was very good at identifying my weak areas, and working with me to improve on them. Graham's patience and obvious understanding of the topics made it very easy for me to learn from him, and I appreciate how thorough his explanations were. The tips he provided regarding test strategy were especially helpful."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Michelle, ACT Student)