Named for the great teacher and clinical researcher, Tinsley Randolph Harrison, M.D. who came to Vanderbilt in 1925 as the first chief resident in Medicine, the Harrison Society is dedicated to the preservation of science in clinical medicine and to the scientific literacy of physicians who use this knowledge at the bedside.
Participants in the Physician-Scientist Training Program will become lifetime members of the Tinsley Randolph Harrison Society.
The goals of the Harrison Society are to:
- Promote medical research relevant to internal medicine as a career discipline
- Benefit and aids the education, research, and patient care missions of its members by holding forums and meetings and publishing appropriate educational materials approved by its members
- Support new initiatives in education, biomedical research, and patient care for the benefit of physicians who practice internal medicine