Message from the Director
Welcome to the website for Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Combined Med-Peds Program's web page. We are so pleased you have taken time to get to know us a bit better, and we hope this site and our resources will help you to get to know us better. We combine two extraordinary parent programs in our Vanderbilt categorical internal medicine and pediatrics programs to create what we believe to be one of our nation's finest med-peds residency programs. As of July 2012, we started to matriculate six interns each year into our four year program, and now are at our full complement of 24 residents in the program.
I am often asked, "What is the greatest strength of your program?" I always answer the same- it is our people. Our med-peds residents and categorical residents are exuberant learners, exceptional teachers, and simply kind compassionate people. Our faculty is truly invested in our residents' educational experience and in the development of their lives as people as well as colleagues. I am also often asked about the type of residents or applicants we are looking for in our program. We are looking for enthusiastic learners who want to take leadership roles impacting their world through medicine- be that in a small community as a community leader, as an academic generalist as a teacher and clinician, as an academic sub-specialist, or as scientific researcher. I have always described Vanderbilt's med-peds program as "fertile soil" where you can grow and develop into any kind of exceptional physician you choose to be. We start with comprehensive, outstanding generalist training from which you can create any medical career you desire.
Our graduates have often been categorical chief residents (actually, 20% of our graduates have been categorical chiefs), community leaders, combined sub-specialists, academic generalists, academic physician scientists, EIS officers, and mission doctors in the third world. We encourage leadership, academic excellence, and kindness. We feel our residents are strong in all these qualities, and as we recruit each next year of interns to join them, it is these qualities that we look for.
We would love the opportunity to tell you more about ourselves, our program, our opportunities and about Nashville- Music City, we all now call home. We accept applications through the ERAS program until October 31st of each academic year.
I wish you all the best on your journey learning about med-peds, the limitless opportunities this unique training path offers, and the many exceptional programs available. Please contact us here at Vanderbilt if we can assist you in any way.
Sandra A. Moutsios, M.D.
Director, Med-Peds Residency Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center