Vanderbilt University Medical Center serves Middle Tennessee and the surrounding areas as a referral and tertiary care center. The Medical center is dedicated to patient care, research and the education of health care professionals. It is the principal referral center for physicians and patients throughout the region. Vanderbilt University Medical Center and The Vanderbilt Clinic consistently rank among the premier health care facilities in the United States.

Vanderbilt Medical Center and its components are accredited by TJC and provide patient care to over 600,000 patients each year through inpatient and outpatient services. The Vanderbilt Hospital houses routine patient care, highly specialized medical treatment and surgical procedures. The hospital also houses the region's most comprehensive Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the only Level 1 Trauma unit in the Nashville area including a specialized Pediatric Emergency Department and a comprehensive burn center.

The Vanderbilt Diagnostic Laboratories operate  24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week to provide accurate, timely test results to support the physicians in the assessment of the patient. The extensive laboratory test repertoire reflects the specialized services/programs at Vanderbilt and the Department's commitment to meeting the clinical needs of our patients.

In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Vanderbilt University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service in its administration of educational policies; program of activities; its admission policies; scholarship and loan programs; athletic or other University administered program; or employment. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to the Opportunity Development Office, Baker Building, Box 1809 Station B, Nashville, Tn 37235. Telephone (615) 322-4705 (VTDD); fax (615)421-6871.