The Thoracic Surgery Resident Education Program is uniquely located within three interconnected medical centers on the Vanderbilt University campus. Residents perform clinical rotations within each of these hospitals: the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and the Nashville Veterans Administrative Medical Center (VAMC). Inpatient and outpatient services are also located within each hospital.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
VUMC is a 1051 bed, comprehensive general hospital for Nashville as well as a major tertiary care center. We serve over 52,000 inpatients each year and attract the majority of our referrals from the central and southeastern United States, as well as many foreign countries. The Vanderbilt Clinic System consists of more than 90 ambulatory clinics in various specialties, which boasts over 2,000,000 visits annually. Well-recognized, research-based medical and nursing schools support VUMC, delivering both routine inpatient care and highly specialized medical and surgical care. We are also home to the region's only Level I Trauma Center and are one of 49 hospitals nationwide to have an NCI Cancer Center designation.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a 267-bed facility, provides the highest level of cardiac care for children and young adults throughout the United States. The hospital continues to grow with 76 beds scheduled to open in 2019 and an additional 76 beds planned. Nationally recognized staff and state-of-the-art facilities are available, providing diagnosis and management of a full spectrum of heart problems in infants, children, and young adults.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville is a 334-bed acute care facility and is part of an integrated healthcare system that provides a continuum of outpatient and inpatient care to our nation's Veterans.
Located adjacent to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the Nashville VAMC functions as a primary care and referral center for eligible veterans in middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama.