The program puts emphasis on being not only great doctors, but great people. The faculty believe in resident quality of life and show this in many ways. There are dedicated lectures built into the curriculum early and often that are designed to give residents perspective, comfort, and a safe place to work through the stresses of being new doctors. In addition to formal lectures there is also optional time set aside monthly to meet outside of the clinic with faculty and family and talk about life, medicine, and whatever else comes up. Residents have already started a tradition of going out together after Wednesday afternoon block lectures, and we genuinely enjoy being around each other. This is a place to come to train to be a doctor, but also to learn how to be healthy and happy for residency and throughout your career.
"Life as a resident in Murfreesboro has been a pleasant experience to say the least. The opportunities to unwind from a long day at work are many and are readily available. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and larger cities which my family and I have enjoyed. The area is growing, but retains a sense of community that may surprise you."
-- Zane Cooke, Class of 2018