New House Staff


We are glad you are joining the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community. You will receive a Welcome Email with instructions to access a task list which provides detailed instructions on what to do to begin employment at VUMC. A follow up email, which includes your contract, will be emailed out mid to late April to the email address listed on each new resident/fellow's application.  

New House Staff Orientation for incoming Residents (PGY-1) will be June 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2024. (With Program Orientation to follow on June 27th and 28th, 2024) 

  • June 24th, 25th and 26th, 2024 will be in-person 

New House Staff Orientation for July-starting incoming Residents, Fellows, and Clinical Fellow/Instructors (PGY -2 and higher) will be July 1st, 2024.  

  • July 1st, 2024 will be in-person

Late House Staff Orientation for August-starting incoming Residents, Fellows, and Clinical Fellow/Instructors (PGY -2 and higher) will be July 31st, 2024. 

  • July 31st, 2024 will be in-person 

Incoming Clinical Fellow/Instructors will need to also attend New Clinician Orientation (NCO) that will be separate from GME Orientation for their appointment as an instructor. 

  • July – starting Clinical Fellow/Instructors will attend NCO on July 10th, 2024 virtually via Teams
  • August – Starting Clinical Fellow/Instructors will attend NCO on August 14th, 2024 virtually via Teams
  • Use link above to see more details about NCO and what track you will need to attend


New House Staff starting on a different date than 7/1/2024 or 8/1/2024 please reach out to your program for your orientation dates.  

The pages linked below contain information on what to do to get ready to begin your life and career in Nashville as well as some other helpful information. 


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance benefits go into effect on your start date. At Orientation, Benefits Administration staff will present options, answer questions, and provide instructions for enrolling.
  • House Staff Benefits Outline
  • Benefits Overview

Family and Significant Others


Medicaid/Tenncare & Medicare

Medical License in TN and DEA Number

Nashville Info


Health and Wellness Resources