Allied health programs have a long and distinguished history at Vanderbilt. Some of Vanderbilt’s programs have been serving students from as early as 1929. In 2016, the allied health programs migrated from Vanderbilt University to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), a Tennessee non-profit corporation 501(c)(3). The Center for Programs in Allied Health (CPiAH) was created to serve as the central support system for allied health education programs at VUMC. CPiAH currently houses six core certificate programs and offers one pipeline Medical Assistant program in partnership with Nashville State Community College.
Students are instructed by leaders and experts in their respective medical fields. Additionally, outcomes for licensures are outstanding, and graduates enjoy high job placements, often before graduation. The VUMC clinical, laboratory, and research facilities attract hundreds of visiting allied health students from around the nation annually, who seek a unique clinical experience.
As the need for allied health professionals grows nationwide, CPiAH is committing to growing more opportunities. Part of our strategic growth plan is to offer more pipeline programs that directly support the needs of VUMC. We are committed to helping you start your allied health education journey and even your allied health career here at VUMC.
We hope to welcome you to the Center for Programs in Allied Health at VUMC!
The Center for Programs in Allied Health offers cutting edge, innovative, and collaborative programs for diverse students who provide compassionate and personalized care that supports VUMC and the broader community.
I am delighted to welcome you to the Center for Programs in Allied Health (CPiAH) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Our mission is to offer cutting edge, innovative, and collaborative programs for diverse students who will provide compassionate and personalized care that supports VUMC and the broader community.
Allied health has a long and distinguished history for more than 100 years at VUMC. The Dietetic Internship was established in 1929 and more programs were added in subsequent years. Our fully accredited programs provide students the unique opportunity to receive a world-class education from renown healthcare experts. Student outcomes on licensure examinations are top-notch and graduates enjoy high job placements, often before graduation. Many graduates are gainfully employed, right here at VUMC, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive academic medical centers in the Southeast region.
If you are a prospective student or one who seeks to become a visiting student for a clinical experience, we welcome you to learn more about CPiAH. For our educational and healthcare partners, we seek to expand our program offerings and advance a network of collaborative opportunities for allied health education.
Peggy Valentine, RN, PA, EdD
Welcome to the Center for Programs in Allied Health (CPiAH) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)! We are so excited that you have chosen to visit our website and are interested in the allied health programs offered at VUMC.
The goal of CPiAH is to prepare competent allied health professionals who can successfully enter the workforce across multiple health care settings within their field of study. We strive to reach this goal by ensuring students receive an engaging education and the VUMC experience, beginning the first day of class.
If you are considering a career in allied health, please feel free to browse our website and reach out to CPiAH for more information.
I look forward to personally meeting each one of you at orientation!
Ebony McHaskell, MS