House Staff Manual


Welcome to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).  You are now part of an institution that has built a strong national and international reputation in medical education of health professionals, research in medical science and patient care.  Beginning in 1925, Dr. Alfred Blalock and Dr. Tinsley Harrison were among the first House Staff to be trained at VUMC.  We pride ourselves on integrating House Staff into the fabric of VUMC, encouraging House Staff to contribute to fundamental discoveries, to participate in translating those discoveries into practice, and to serve as part of the healthcare team striving to care for patients in a failsafe way.  VUMC dedicates itself to your professional and personal development.   Currently VUMC sponsors over 170 different residency and fellowship programs, 100 of which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

VUMC is strongly affiliated and closely linked with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  The School of Medicine, originally part of the University of Nashville, was incorporated into Vanderbilt University in 1874 and awarded its first Vanderbilt medical degrees in 1875.  A national leader in medical education, the Vanderbilt School of Medicine works closely with VUMC to provide a nationally elite medical education program. 

Statement of Institutional Commitment to Graduate Medical Education

VUSOM - Compact between Teachers and Learners in VUMC Programs

House Staff Information

I. Administration (Revised: 7/1/2023)

II. Benefits General (Revised: 9/8/2023)

III. Support Services

IV. Graduate Medical Education Evaluation and Disciplinary Guidelines (Revised: 5/27/2022)

V. House Staff Complaint/Grievance Procedure (Revised: 5/19/2023)

VI. General Information

VII. Medial Center Information

VIII. Video Policy for Simulation Training

IX. News and Communications - Photography and Lobbying Policy Makers

X. Gen Info - Quality Improvement Activities

XI. Quick Phone Guide

Combined/Searchable House Staff Manual