Meharry Medical College exists to improve the health and health care of minority and underserved communities by offering excellent education and training programs in the health sciences. Meharry places special emphasis on providing opportunities to people of color and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of race or ethnicity; delivering high quality health services and conducting research that fosters the elimination of health disparities.


Meharry offers eight fully accredited Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency programs within the School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry. There are six specialties within the School of Medicine: Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Occupational Medicine. The School of Dentistry offers two residency programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and General Practice Residency.

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 :

Office Location: 2nd floor of the Old Hubbard Hospital.

Graduate Medical Education Staff

Portrait of Michelle Nichols

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

Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs

Office Phone: 615.327.6914

Kimberley L. Perkins-Davis, DDS, MBA

Assistant DIO for Graduate Medical Education;
Residency Director

Chair & Program Director Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Office Phone: 615.327.6370

Fellowships in hematology/oncology, and cardiology are available through a joint program with Vanderbilt University.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship offered through Meharry Medical College is a one-year, accredited fellowship. Sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine, the fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive experience that will enable fellows to apply primary care medical training to the assessment, treatment, and management of sports injuries in a compassionate, ethical and economical manner. Fellows have ample opportunity to work with athletes from the point of injury through diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation processes. Fellows also have opportunities to educate athletes, coaches, and the community concerning injury prevention and to determine when and how to interact with coaches, patients, and others in medical decision-making. In addition, this fellowship offers the opportunity to treat NCAA Division One and NAIA Athletes, and they serve as team physician for the Nashville Roller Girls, The St. Jude Country Music Marathon, and other events.

Select rotations include:

  • Radiology
  • Sports Orthopedics
  • Spine
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Physical Therapy
  • Geriatrics/ Sports Nutrition
  • Rehabilitation
  • Primary Care
  • Pediatric Sports
  • Foot and Ankle

Eligibility and Requirements:
Fellows will be graduating or have graduated from an accredited Family Medicine, Pediatric, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine Residency. Fellows will operate at a PGY-4 level and will be under the supervision of faculty during the course of the fellowship.


To apply:
Interviews are considered desirable and are scheduled October to December prior to the application year. Fellows are selected through the National Resident Matching Program, which administers the awarding of sports medicine fellowships. Applications are made and interviews arranged through the Department of Family Medicine’s fellowship coordinator, Stephani Glenn.

Meharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr., Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599
Telephone: 615.327.5870
Fax: 615.327.5634

Kendra Taylor

Residency Coordinator
Family & Community Medicine

Meharry Medical College thanks you for your interest in our residency programs. Meharry sponsors 108 medical and dental residents each year. We are committed to providing quality graduate medical education through residency experiences at our community hospital with diverse patient populations and outstanding faculty.


Individuals applying for any of our medical residency programs must hold a medical degree from an accredited medical school. If you hold a degree from an international medical school, a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is required. Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen or be a permanent resident (green card). In addition to these requirements, each program has specific eligibility requirements that must be satisfied. All applicants applying for first-year post must apply through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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