University of Tennessee Nashville Family Medicine Residency Program

Hospitalist Fellowship

In August 2020, the UT-Nashville Family Medicine Residency Program at Murfreesboro launched its new Hospitalist Fellowship.  The one-year fellowship is designed to provide additional educational experiences and skills that would equip the fellow either to practice as a hospitalist, or to provide hospital care as part of a robust family medicine practice. This training might prove particularly useful for a family doctor who intends to offer comprehensive patient services in a rural or international setting.

The majority of the fellowship year is spent working under the supervision of two outstanding hospitalist mentors at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.  The fellow gains additional expertise in the Intensive Care Unit, on the in-patient Cardiology service, and through elective rotations.

2020 Hospitalist Fellow

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​Ana Cabal, M.D.

Hometown: Born and raised in Panama City, Panama
Medical School: Universidad de Navarra. Pamplona, Spain
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, dancing, spinning class, reading (love the Harry Potter World), cooking and watching Gordon Ramsay's cooking shows
Before Medical School: I was planning how to get into Medical School! I've wanted to be a doctor since I was 6 so been working hard ever since to pursue my dream.
Why I Chose UT-Murfreesboro: Honestly, my interview day was like love at first sight! The faculty is incredibly knowledgeable and invested in making this program a success. Having the support and resources of the University of Tennessee is invaluable. The upper residents are engaged and supportive, always ready to help in any way they can. It is a healthy work environment where the faculty is approachable and concerned about resident wellness. The possibility to work with the underserved, especially the Hispanic Population, was a priority for me and a cause close to my heart. Here you will find not only professional excellence, but also personal fulfillment and the opportunity to make a difference in the community. This program was my #1 choice and I could not be happier with my decision. Every day here is a blessing.

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