The Vanderbilt Department of Medicine has over 900 faculty affiliated with 13 traditional divisions and several interdisciplinary research centers. More than 150 residents and nearly 300 fellows and graduate students are currently training within the Department. Each year, our clinical faculty and trainees care for more than 500,000 outpatients and nearly 20,000 inpatients at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center University Hospital and the on-campus Nashville Veterans Affairs Hospital. As the leading provider of indigent care in Tennessee, our institution serves a diverse group of patients from all backgrounds, including those from underserved, urban & rural communities.
The Department also has a diverse research portfolio currently supported by over $316M of annual external research funding; Vanderbilt currently ranks 2nd in NIH research funding among all Departments of Medicine in US medical schools.