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Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to our Psychiatry Residency Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center!

Our first class of residents began in July 2021! As a new program, we have much to offer and look forward to building our future with you. We are committed to providing you with an excellent and safe clinical learning environment created by our knowledgeable and compassionate faculty.

Mission Statement

The TriStar Centennial Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program Overview

Our Psychiatry Residency Training Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a new ACGME-accredited, four-year program designed to train well-rounded, clinically competent physicians that are capable of balancing the demands of medical practice with healthy personal lifestyles.

Psychiatry is a varied field with opportunities to work in multiple types of treatment settings. Psychiatrists may work in a hospital with inpatients or doing consultations. They may work in psychiatric hospitals, jails or prisons, substance use programs, and outpatient facilities such as a private practice or community clinic. They may also find a career in psychiatric research.

Psychiatrists also work alongside physicians in other specialties, nurses, social workers, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, and other therapists in order to serve the population’s psychiatric needs.

Psychiatry encompasses more than you may have realized. Psychiatrists examine, diagnose, and treat the mental and physical aspects of psychological conditions. Some conditions that psychiatrists may commonly see in patients include insomnia, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and bipolar disorder.

No matter how you envision your future career, mental health is an increasingly salient touchstone of medicine, making the role of a psychiatrist all the more critical to helping those who need it.

Get to Know the Team

J. Scott Anderson, MD Program Director

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Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide residents with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Conference Schedule

The TriStar Centennial Psychiatry residency program provides residents with a robust didactic curriculum to develop compassionate, highly competent, patient-centric and ethical psychiatrists with expertise in the diagnosis and management of patients with various conditions.

We offer protected didactic time, allowing all psychiatry residents to be excused from clinical duties and focus on academic objectives.

Residents will be educated by personnel from various avenues of medical practice such as specialty physicians, sub-specialists, pharmacists, case managers, and other medical personnel.


Year Salary
PGY1 $55,078
PGY2 $56,701
PGY3 $58,510
PGY4 $60,632

Resident salaries are determined on an annual basis.


  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions about our Psychiatry Residency Program

Yes. We just welcomed our inaugural class of residents in July 2021.
Graduates must have completed medical school no more than one (1) year before the start of the program (if you are interviewing for a 2022 start, that applicant must have graduated in 2020 or later).
The Program Director, Associate Program Director and other faculty review all the applications to our program and evaluate the applicant's overall skills and professional achievements; a decision to invite a candidate for an interview is based on several factors, not only USMLE scores.
Research is a major portion of our Psychiatry residency training program. Our residents are active participants of regional and national events that foster research and scholarly activities. Our faculty members and Division Director of Research work very closely with residents to encourage publications and research according to the residents’ area of interest.
TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located in the heart of Nashville’s Midtown. There are dozens of restaurants, live music venues, parks, and shops within five miles of the hospital. There is always something to do in Nashville. Check out our Flipping Book for more about Nashville.
Yes. Residents receive a $950 on-call meal stipend annually.

Yes. No prior failures of Step 1 or 2. The minimum score is one standard deviation from the mean in the specialty.

  • USMLE 1 – 210 minimum
  • USMLE 2 – 227 minimum

Yes. No prior failures of COMLEX 1 or 2. The minimum score is one standard deviation from the mean in the specialty.

  • COMLEX 1 – 446
  • COMLEX 2 - 467