Contact us

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone directly about our program, please contact Susan Ratliff, C-TAGME, Administrative Director, or call (615) 781-4158.

How to apply

Applications will be accepted via ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service) only and requires participation in the NRMP (National Resident Match Program). Requirements

Our program

The TriStar Centennial Internal Medicine Residency Program is an ACGME-accredited program with 30 categorical positions; 10 in each year of the three-year residency. Our academic program provides an educational experience that is both challenging and exciting. During your residency, you will have robust clinical exposure to both inpatient and outpatient medicine, and gain expertise in office, hospital and emergency settings.

You will be in a program where residents are treated with respect, have a great degree of autonomy in overseeing patient care as you grow in your competence, and have program leadership that is responsive to your needs and listens to your ideas for improvement. Additionally, other healthcare providers round with our physician teams providing real time feedback to patients and physicians alike on issues such as drug-drug interactions, costs of medications and discharge planning.

Our residency program offers a didactic curriculum that includes clinical case conferences from specialists, quality improvement and patient safety conferences, evidenced-based medicine, board review sessions, hands-on simulation and the business of medicine fundamentals. Our residents are encouraged and supported to engage in scholarly work, to attend regional and national conferences and publish scientific manuscripts.

The establishment of faculty advisors are encouraged and facilitated by our training program. We link you with the appropriate faculty based on your career interests; faculty that are eager to help and can provide advice and guidance throughout your training.

Our TriStar Centennial Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to providing our residents an exceptional residency experience. We have a new GME suite with state-of-the-art classrooms, a resident lounge, multiple call rooms, conference rooms and administrative office space. Our commitment to GME will only continue to strengthen as we provide resources to allow for the best possible learning experience for our residents.

Conference schedule

The TriStar Centennial Internal Medicine Residency Program will provide residents with a robust didactic curriculum, which encompasses lectures, small group, workshops, simulation, and structured opportunities for evaluation of clinical acumen and procedural skills through mock codes, OSCEs, and simulation.

Daily

Morning Huddle

  • Daily, including weekends, usually from 7:30am - 8:30am.

Attending Rounds

  • Daily, including weekends, usually from 8:30am to noon, patients are presented to the attending physician. Bedside teaching is regularly included in the rounds. Occasionally specialty cases are presented for discussion depending upon the interests of the attending physician. Learning activities include the physical exam, a discussion of particular medical diseases, psychosocial and ethical themes, and management issues.

Weekly

Noon Conferences

  • The noon conferences focus on monthly themes of the various specialty medicine topics. Exceptions to this are Grand Rounds, Journal Club and Mortality & Morbidity (M&M) Conference, which are held once per month at noon throughout the year. All residents on inpatient floor teams and electives are expected to attend.
  • Yale Office-Based Medicine Curriculum

The Yale Office-Based Medicine Curriculum covers a wide span of primary care topics and provides an evidence-based approach for what house staff might encounter, and provides updates when new developments occur in therapy or standards of care. Over three years of training, residents will be exposed to a compendium of 144 different topics. All residents on ambulatory block rotations are expected to attend.

Monthly

  • Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club (held in conjunction with Evidence-Based Medicine meetings)
  • Mortality & Morbidity (M&M) Conference

Annually

  • ABIM In-Training Exams and New Academic Year Training
  • Orientation

Curriculum and rotation schedule

The TriStar Centennial Internal Medicine Residency Program is structured as a 36-month program with a 4+1 clinical model. Residents will receive well-rounded training in hospital-based and ambulatory care with individualized curriculum set to prepare them for a career of their choice while ensuring they graduate with the fund of knowledge and skills required to autonomously manage the whole spectrum of clinical care within Internal Medicine.

PGY-1

  • Inpatient General Medicine (20 weeks)
  • ICU (4 weeks)
  • ICU/Elective (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Cardiology (4 weeks)
  • Nephrology (4 weeks)
  • Pulmonary Medicine (4 weeks)

PGY-2

  • Inpatient General Medicine (12 weeks)
  • ICU (4 weeks)
  • Night Float (4 weeks)
  • ICU/Elective (4 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Hematology/Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Geriatric Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Gastroenterology (4 weeks)
  • Elective (4 weeks)

PGY-3

  • Inpatient General Medicine (8 weeks)
  • ICU (4 weeks)
  • Night Float (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Endocrinology (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
  • Nephrology (4 weeks)
  • Rheumatology (4 weeks)
  • Elective (8 weeks)

Longitudinal continuity clinic occurs at the TriStar Centennial Medical Center campus, at The Frist Clinic, where residents will provide care to patients one of every five weeks.

Salary and stipend

Resident Salaries and Benefits

Access to health, dental, vision and disability insurance is made available to residents on the first day of employment.

Salaries

  • PGY1–$53,720
  • PGY2–$55,220
  • PGY3–$56,720

Benefits

  • HCA Healthcare 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • 3 Weeks Paid Leave
  • On-Call Meal Stipend
  • One-Time Orientation Stipend for New Residents
  • Use of Electronic and Mobile Devices
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Lab Coats

*Resident salaries are determined on an annual basis.