Thomas Cassini, MD
VU Ambulatory Chief

Vanderbilt is a fantastic place to work for residency, and outside of work,Nashville is an exciting place to live. It is important during a busy residency to take time for family, friends, and yourself. Nashville has a lot to offer to help you make the most of that. If you love music, the famous Bluebird Cafe is a must. For larger concerts there are always great performers coming to Ascend Amphitheater or the Ryman Auditorium. While Nashville lives up to its name as the music city, you will find there is so much more here.

If you’re a sports fan, a Sounds game is a great way to relax in the summertime and the Predators will keep it exciting through the winter.If watching sports isn’t quite your thing, but you enjoy fitness, Climb Nashville is a great way to spend a Saturday. Nashville also offers free yoga periodically at bicentennial capitol mall state park various yoga studios throughout the city. Nashville has a number of restaurants and bars with a trivia night which is a great way to take your mind off of the normal routine and learn something outside of medicine for a change. When you need a break from cafeteria food, the Nashville Farmers’ Market hosts a night market with shopping, restaurants, and live music. Radnor Lake or Arrington Vineyards make great day trips to spend as much time outdoors as you can with your time off. We know that you would enjoy your training here at Vanderbilt, but just as importantly, we know you would enjoy your time in the city of Nashville.


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