University of Tennessee Health Science—Murfreesboro/Nashville Emergency Medicine Residency

The University of Tennessee Health Science—Murfreesboro/Nashville Emergency Medicine Residency began in 2015. Our community-based three-year residency program is based at a high volume, efficient community hospital, while also having the advantages of the academic resources of a major university medical school. Residents play a hands-on role in managing their patients and have the opportunity to perform numerous resuscitations and procedures.

What are some of the unique aspects of your residency program?

We have a large emergency medicine faculty and a relatively small (eight residents/year) residency, so our faculty are able to interact very closely with our residents. The majority of resident clinical shifts are one-on-one with their attending. There is much faculty participation in our didactics and workshops, and we foster strong mentoring relationships.

Our residency is one of the few in the country where the faculty are part of an independent, democratic physician group. Our emergency medicine faculty will give you much exposure to the “real world” of emergency medicine, including a robust education on the business of emergency medicine, leadership development, and career development.

What are some of the fun activities your residents participate in?

Our residents take advantage of the many exciting activities available in the Nashville area, which was recently voted the number one best city to visit (Travel & Leisure), number one best city to live (Kiplingers), number one best music scene (Rolling Stone), and third best local food scene (USA Today). In addition, there are many great outdoor activities nearby. Our residents often participate in event medicine for several of the major venues in the area (Nissan Stadium, Ryman Auditorium, etc.)—recent events include top musical artists (Taylor Swift, Elton John), pro sports (Titans football) and other big events (NFL draft). Recent residency wellness events have included an NHL Predators skybox event, a Nashville scavenger hunt, an escape room, our weekend resident retreat at a lake house, a resident Olympics, Women in Emergency Medicine socials, and more.

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Mark Reiter, MD, MBA, is the residency director.