Vanderbilt University Medical Center Finance

Vanderbilt Financial Training
Michael Rhodes, Coordinator, Workplace Education
3319 West End Ave., Suite 700
(615) 875-3322

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How to Purchase at Vanderbilt

This class is not currently offered.​ For information on the purchasing process at Vanderbilt, please see Financial Foundations


This class should be attended by anyone who has departmental purchasing responsibilities at Vanderbilt.

Course Description:

this class students are introduced to Procurement & Disbursement Services (PDS), Vanderbilt’s purchasing methods as well as instructed on how to determine the correct method for any business-related purchase. The complete procure-to-pay process is reviewed as well as an overview of the proper procedures to transact purchases based on the following:

  • Transacting purchases through Procurement & Disbursement Services
  • Clinical Purchasing
  • Check Requests & Travel Forms
  • Internal Vanderbilt Requisitions

Delivery Method: Instructor-led Training

Length of Training: 2 ½ hours

Instructor: Diana Ormsby

Prerequisites: Financial Foundations I