The Clinical Base Year provides a strong foundation in medicine, surgery, critical care and perioperative care, facilitating a smooth transition into anesthesiology training at the end of the year. Fifteen categorical positions are available for the Clinical Base Year (CBY) of residency training. Interns rotate through the following services at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and the VA Medical Center:

  • 2 months Internal Medicine
  • 2 months Surgery
  • 2 months Critical Care (Surgical ICU, Medical ICU)
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month Neuroscience
  • 1 month Pediatrics
  • 1 month Anesthesiology
  • 1 month Perioperative Medicine
  • 1 month Pain Medicine

Benefits include

  • Three weeks of vacation
  • Book allowance
  • Department-provided iPad
  • Moving expenses