Internal Medicine Residency Program

Resident Life

Thomas Horton, MD​
VA Outpatient/Ambulatory Chief 

VUMC Resident Voices

"Not only is Vanderbilt a great place to work and train during residency but Nashville is a fantastic place to live! We believe life outside the hospital is just as important in becoming a well-rounded and socially conscious physician.

From the varying greenways/hiking trails, music venues, restaurants and sports events, there is truly no shortage of fun things to do in the area. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our city and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!"

Nashville recommendations from Chief Residents


  • Musicians Corner – Spring/Summer Friday and Saturday free concert series at Centennial Park (1 mile away from Vanderbilt)
  • Bluebird Café – Small venue in Green Hills where songwriters showcase their talent! (This is where Taylor Swift was discovered).
  • Grand Ole Opry – Weekly radio show with live performances (a must at some point)
  • Ryman Auditorium – Multiple concerts each week!
  • Ascend Amphitheater – New open air concert venue.
  • Nashville Symphony – From classical to modern to kid friendly, always something new
  • Station Inn – If you want good bluegrass, this is the place.
  • Listening Room - Small venue to listen to singer-songwriters over dinner and drinks
  • Pretty much every single bar/restaurant in Nashville! Look for the “Live Music Venue” Logo!

What to do?


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