Resident & Medical Student Rotations


The UTHSC-Nashville Cardiology Fellowship Program offers a 4-week Cardiovascular Disease elective rotation for UTHSC and visiting residents (2 week rotations will also be considered, but 4 week rotations are preferred). This cardiology inpatient consultative service elective rotation provides an excellent opportunity for residents to learn evaluation, differential diagnoses, and management of patients with various cardiovascular diseases at Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West, a large tertiary care hospital in Nashville, TN with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

The clinical experience is enriched by balanced clinical exposures in all areas of cardiovascular diseases with daily rounds and didactic conferences. Residents will work with a team of fellows and faculty. They are expected to see several patients daily and discuss with the fellows and present to the faculty during rounds as a team. Residents will have the opportunity to follow respective fellows in clinic one half day per week for clinical experience in the outpatient settings, as well as participate in didactic lectures for one hour each day. Residents will not be required to be on call at night or work weekends.

Application Process - UTHSC Residents:

UTHSC Residents should email CVDnashville@ascension.org at least 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the proposed rotation with the following information to apply:

  • Requested Rotation Dates
  • Up-To-Date CV
  • Letter of Support from Program Director

Application Process - Visiting Residents:

Only residents from other ACGME or AOA accredited programs may be considered for approval to complete an elective Cardiovascular Disease rotation with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) - Nashville Cardiology Fellowship Program. Completion of the following procedure is required before a rotation assignment may begin:

  • At least 12 weeks prior to the beginning of the proposed rotation, the visiting resident must submit the following to CVDnashville@ascension.org:
    1. Application for Temporary Rotation as a Resident/Clinical Fellow at the University of Tennessee, approved and signed by the visiting resident/fellow’s current program director. The UTHSC-Nashville Cardiology Program Director will sign the form once reviewed and approved.
    2. Reference letter from applicant’s Program Director or clinical chief verifying that the applicant is in good standing with his/her current training program and stating that the Sponsoring Home Institution will provide the resident’s salary and benefits.
    3. Copy of malpractice coverage or letter verifying that Sponsoring Home Institution will provide the resident’s liability coverage during the rotation at UT.
    4. Proof of TB screening within the past year and COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Once received and approved by the UTHSC-Nashville Cardiology Program Director, the resident will be notified via email and then must mail a check in the amount of $10.00 payable to the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners to process licensure exemption to the UTHSC GME office in Memphis (Office of Graduate Medical Education, 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 447, Memphis, TN 38163). NOTE: do not send this check prior to receiving approval.
  • The UTHSC-Nashville Cardiology Program Coordinator will send the signed and completed application packet on behalf of the visiting resident to UTHSC GME in Memphis. The DIO will then review and process the application and notify the applicant and UTHSC-Nashville Program Director of approval if documentation meets requirements for the rotation assignment.
  • Once final approval is received, the candidate will be onboarded through Ascension Saint Thomas (AST).

M4 Cardiology Elective (MED-45006) - STARTING 7/1/2023
Available for UTHSC Students only (prior approval required)​
Clerkship Director: Dr. Timir Paul 
Clerkship Coordinator: LaQuinta Murphy

The UTHSC-Nashville Cardiology Fellowship Program offers a 2-4 week cardiology inpatient consultative service elective rotation at Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West in Nashville, TN for 4th year UTHSC medical students. Students will work with a team of residents and fellows. They will see 3-5 patients daily and discuss first with residents and fellows. They will present the patient to the faculty during the round. Students will have the opportunity to follow respective residents or fellows in the clinic one half day in a week for getting experience in the outpatient settings. Students will also participate in didactic lectures one hour each day. This is an elective rotation and students are not required to be on call at night and work during weekend.

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