Graduate Medical Education Office for Meharry Medical College

The GME office for Meharry Medical College has oversite of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited residency programs to ensure that all graduate medical education accredited training programs provide the highest quality training to residents ensuring they have a foundation for lifelong learning while fulfilling knowledge and competency requirements needed to be skilled, fully licensed providers. Residents/Fellows in the residency programs at Meharry Medical College experience opportunities to improve healthcare in minority and underserved communities by delivering high quality health services and conducting research that fosters the elimination of health disparities.

GME Verifications and Credentialing Documentation

Below are the steps to request verification for a resident/fellow who has trained with Meharry Medical College Residency Programs.


There is a $75.00 charge for residency verifications.


Once payment is processed, the GME office will be notified. After payment please send verification requests to


Please be advised that it may take up to two weeks for your request to be completed.

To submit payment, you may contact:

Delitha Patterson
Cash Management Coordinator
Treasury Services


Office: 615.327.6928 or 615.327.6685
Fax: 615.327.6713

Contact Graduate Medical Education

Office of Graduate Medical Education
Meharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208

Office: 615.327.5973
Fax: 615.327.5989
Email :

Graduate Medical Education Staff

Michelle Nichols 4.2024 sq

Michelle L. Nichols, M.D., MS, MBA, FAAFP

Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)

Office Phone: 615.327.6914

Kimberley L. Perkins-Davis, DDS, MBA

Chair & Program Director Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Office Phone: 615.327.6370

Application Process

Meharry Medical College accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants must have a medical degree (within 3 years) from an accredited medical school by the start of residency (July 1). International medical school applicants must have a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign medical Graduates (ECFMG). Each applicant must be a U.S citizen or hold a valid green card. Meharry Medical College does not sponsor Visas at this time. Must be able to provide passing Occupational English Test (OET)

Application Requirements

  • USMLE Step 1 and 2 / COMLEX Level 1 and 2 score report.

  • Medical School transcript(s).

  • Personal statement.

  • 3-4 letters of recommendation.

  • MSPE (Dean’s letter)

Residency Compensation

  • PGY1/Preliminary Year: $59,676

  • PGY2: $61,686

  • PGY3: $63,930

  • PGY4: $66,175

Residency Benefits

  • 20 days Paid Time Off (PTO).

  • Malpractice insurance provided.

  • Access to resident wellness lounge.

  • Meal cards on approved rotations.

  • Embordered white coat.

Additional Benefits

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Supplemental Life, Spouse Life, Child Life Insurance

  • Short and Long-term disability

  • Accidental Insurance

  • On-site dining

Meharry residents receive benefits from clinical opportunities at various sites. These diverse facilities ensure Meharry residents have a wide range of experience with patients and approaches to the delivery of care.

They include:

  • Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • TN Valley Healthcare System, Alvin C. York Campus, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Centennial Medical Center/Parthenon Pavilion, Nashville, TN
  • Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute, Nashville, TN
  • The Elam Mental Health Center, Nashville, TN
  • Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Skyline Medical Clinic, Madison, TN
  • St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro, TN
  • St. Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Medicos Para La Familia, Nashville, TN
  • Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN
  • Green County Health Care, Inc., Snow Hill, NC
  • Mercy Hospital and Medical Center , Chicago, IL
  • Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Inc., Nashville, TN
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC
  • TN State University, Dept. of Human Performance/Sports Science, Nashville, TN