Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

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Partners and Education

As a teaching Medical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.

Academic Partners

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is primarily affiliated with Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College. We offer residency training in all major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Associated Health Training is offered in:

  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Audiology
  • Social work
  • Dietetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Dental health administration
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Pastoral education
  • Physician assistants
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory care
  • Health information management 
  • Laboratory

Each year, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System funds over 895 medical and nearly one dozen dental resident slots. Training is also provided to over 772 nursing and associated health trainees.

Veterans Service Organizations

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System maintains a good working relationship with all of our veteran service organization (VSO) partners. We regularly brief our VSO representatives on changes impacting veterans' health care.

A Veterans Advisory Board (VAB) has been established which includes stakeholders from a number of veterans groups. The VAB meets quarterly.

US Department of Defense

As a participant in the US Department of Defense TRICARE Program*, Tennessee valley Healthcare System serves as the main referral source for women's health and orthopedic specialty appointments.