Vanderbilt University School of Medicine ranks 15th among the nation’s elite programs, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of top medical schools for research, released in the 2017 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine also ranks 25th in the top medical schools for primary care. Patient visits have continued to grow with hospital admissions above 31,000 in 1999, and outpatient visits approaching 600,000. VUMC has the only Level I trauma center in the region, including the LifeFlight helicopter ambulance program, which began in 1984; the only Level 3 Burn Center; the only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and the only National Cancer Institute-designated center of its kind in Tennessee. And a new free-standing Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, now long recognized as a community resource, is under construction at the south end of The Vanderbilt Clinic.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Hospital Address: 1211 22nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37232-2102