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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Managing more than 2 million patient visits each year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast, and is the primary resource for specialty and primary care in hundreds of adult and pediatric specialties for patients throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South.  The School of Medicine’s biomedical research program is among the nation’s top 10 in terms of National Institutes of Health peer review funding, receiving more than $500 million in public and private awards during 2016. The Medical Center is the region’s locus of postgraduate medical education, with over 1,000 residents and fellows training in more than 100 specialty areas. Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized each year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings as national leaders, with 19 nationally ranked adult and pediatric specialties. Through the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, VUMC is working with over 60 hospitals and 5,000 clinicians across Tennessee and five neighboring states to share best practices and bring value-driven and cost-effective health care to the Mid-South.

School of Medicine
The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine attracts the most accomplished and talented students in the country. They are drawn by the quality of the training, the excellence of the faculty, the collegial atmosphere between faculty and students and the close personal attention that students receive.

Biomedical research at Vanderbilt University has long been recognized for its contributions to the advancement of medicine. The Medical School's reputation for outstanding research is reflected in the large amount of federal and private support it receives. Major translational research initiatives at Vanderbilt are moving discoveries from the bench to the bedside and will transform health care and health care delivery. The School of Medicine consistently ranks among the 10 institutions in the country in terms of National Institutes of Health research support.

School of Nursing
The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, founded in 1908, was one of the nations first nursing programs to incorporate its curriculum into a liberal arts degree. It enters its centenary decade as one of the country's premier nursing schools, listed among the Top 20 by U.S. News & World Report. The Ph.D. program was enhanced in 2006 by the addition of the Health Services Research Track the first in the country in a school of Nursing. The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) was launched in Fall 2008.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute in Tennessee that conducts research and provides care for adult and pediatric cancers. The Cancer Center provides innovative, multi-disciplinary care for patients and families along with comprehensive programs in discovery science: translational, clinical and population-based research; prevention, early detection and survivorship. It is the only one in Tennessee and Kentucky ranked among the nation's best for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report, and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a non-profit alliance of the world's leading centers who set the standard of cancer care through clinical guidelines adopted by oncologists across the country.

Children's Hospital
The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is the most comprehensive childrens hospital in the state and is dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of children, from newborns to young adults, by providing primary and sub-specialty services. Childrens Hospital serves as a regional referral center and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's premier childrens hospitals.