Resident Life


Dr. Magaret Burks

J.P. Arroyo, M.D.
Universidad de la Salle Facultad Mexicana de Medicina
Chief Resident,
VU Medical Center

Thank you for considering Vanderbilt for your Internal Medicine Residency Training!

Training at Vanderbilt gives you both the opportunity to practice at one of the top academic medical centers in the country and to live in the wonderful city of Nashville.

Nashville has always been a fun place to visit, but the past 10 years has seen electric growth of new restaurants, parks, refurbished historic landmarks, small businesses, festivals, breweries, and public art.  And of course, there's the music!

Below you will find links to some our favorite activities where you’ll be sure to run into fellow residents enjoying everything Nashville has to offer!


What to do?


Professional Sports




Residents at Vanderbilt have fun. While the work is demanding, the sense of camaraderie creates solid friendships, and informal housestaff gatherings are regular events. As tickets to sporting and cultural events become available to the Chair, the Program Director, and other members of the faculty, they are made available to housestaff. During this past year residents attended Titans and Predators games, Vanderbilt football and basketball games, the AAA Nashville Sounds games, the Nashville Ballet, and musical events ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to the Nashville Opera.

The Chair of Medicine entertains the residents each June to welcome the new interns, during the December holiday season, and at a farewell dinner for graduating PGY-3 residents. The Program Director has several informal events for housestaff each year, and many faculty regularly host informal gatherings. 

Throughout the year, the Department sponsors numerous social events for residents, including the annual Holiday Party in December, “Funuary” activities each day during the month of February, and the Senior Send-off in June. The residents also field a strong softball team each spring.

 For a comprehensive guide to the Vanderbilt Medical Trainee experience, check out the current issue of The Paddle, which was put    together by the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Class of 2016.


 "Ehrlichia Two" 

A Performance by Our Very Own "Bourbon Family"