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Welcome Letter

We appreciate your interest in our program which offers actively practicing physician faculty, a challenging curriculum and a hospital-based clinical experience.

Welcome to the HCA Healthcare TriStar Health Neurology Residency program in Nashville, Tennessee! As program director, I encourage you to explore the opportunities for training and professional development we have built for you here in Music City.

HCA Healthcare is one of the largest hospital systems and providers of graduate medical education (GME) in the United States, with headquarters in Nashville. Our three-year, TriStar Neurology Residency will expose you to cutting-edge, evidence-based, patient-centered care across the spectrum of neurological disease, serving the local area and surrounding states. On completing our program, you will leave as a highly competent clinician, suitable for work in HCA Healthcare facilities or other premier institutions.

As a resident with us, you will be mentored by faculty who have trained or taught in many of the best programs in the country and have contributed substantially to scholarly writing, research and teaching in the neurological sciences. All are actively practicing clinicians, some with university affiliations. But unlike many traditional programs, our GME program is a hospital-based academic consortium whose faculty is undistracted by the competing demands of a university tenure system. We prioritize you and your learning experience.

You will see patients primarily in two urban hospitals and their attached outpatient clinics, with additional experience in two smaller community hospitals. You will be engaged in complex inpatient stroke and neurocritical care from the first day, as well as outpatient continuity clinics, with mastery of chronic neurological disease through subspecialty rotations. All residents participate in scholarly research and teaching with opportunities to publish or present their work in peer-reviewed journals or at national meetings. Elective time is tailored to your needs and interests.

We care about the personal lives of every resident — your goals, challenges, health, families, finances and future. Come be a part of something new and exciting at our residency program in Nashville!

John C. Witt, MD, MTS
Program Director, Neurology Residency

Medical Director for Stroke and Neurosciences, TriStar Skyline Medical Center