Resident Life

Grow as a Doctor, and as a Family

We know it’s a big decision: When you’re looking for a residency program, you’re also looking for a place your family can call home. When you choose the Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, you’re not only choosing a great place to work, but a wonderful city where your entire family can live, learn and play. 

Known as both the Music City and as the Friendliest Place in America, Nashville is a diverse, livable and vibrant city. As a resident, you can live comfortably, whether you’re single, married or raising a family. Childcare and entertainment — from live music to top-notch restaurants —are accessible and affordable. 

Our city offers a variety of housing options, too. Whether you enjoy downtown apartment living or prefer a house with a yard, Nashville has it all.