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House Staff Testimonials

I rotated here during my fourth year of medical school and was impressed with Vanderbilt’s electronic medical record and the computer-based order entry system. I had very positive interactions with my residents and my attending, and established relationships with attendings in subspecialties who are willing to offer guidance and advice, should I decide to apply for subspecialty training or enter into clinical research. Plus, Nashville is a growing city with plenty to offer outside the hospital. By having the opportunity to take care of some of the sickest patients in this region, I will leave here with the confidence to practice medicine anywhere.

Nikki Patrice Harrison, MD
Resident, VanderbiltInternal Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Vanderbilt promotes the development of residents into physician scientists, and the presence of physician scientists has provided excellent mentorship and role models as I develop my career. The residency program at Vanderbilt has provided outstanding clinical training for me, as well. I have enjoyed patient interaction and have the ability to connect to patients from a variety of backgrounds, since I am bilingual and bicultural. I aspire to become a cancer investigator, and Vanderbilt has made my dream a reality: I have accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Emory University, where I will conduct basic/translational research in my own independent laboratory.

Roberto Diaz, MD
Chief Resident, Vanderbilt Radiation Oncology
New York University School of Medicine