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For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Tracy Bradley

(615) 342-3964

How to Apply

  • ERAS: 4004700259
  • NRMP: 2252400C0

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Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome and thank you for your interest! At TriStar Centennial Medical Center, our growing psychiatry residency program has much to offer. In our program, our training combines strong academics with a clinical experience that includes primary, inpatient, outpatient, pediatric and geriatric care in a variety of practice settings. You'll benefit from our faculty's deep experience and mentoring which prepares you for a successful career.

Mission Statement

The TriStar Centennial Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program's mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding their perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.

Program Overview

The Psychiatry Residency Training Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a new, ACGME-accredited, four-year program designed to train well-rounded, clinically competent physicians. It helps them learn to be capable of balancing the demands of medical practice with healthy personal lifestyles.

Psychiatry is a varied field with opportunities to work in multiple types of treatment settings. Psychiatrists may work in a hospital with inpatients or do consultations. They may work in psychiatric hospitals, jails or prisons, substance use program, and outpatient facilities such as a private practice or community clinic. They may also find a career in psychiatric research.

Psychiatrists also work alongside physicians in other specialties, nurses, social workers, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, psychologists and other therapists in order to serve the population’s mental health needs.

Psychiatry encompasses more than you may have realized. Psychiatrists examine, diagnose and treat the mental and physical aspects of psychological conditions. Some conditions that psychiatrists may commonly see in patients include insomnia, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTDSD), depression and bipolar disorder.

No matter how you envision your future career, mental health is an increasingly prominent touchstone of medicine, making the role of a psychiatrist all the more critical to helping those who need it.

Get to Know the Team

J. Scott Anderson, MD
Program Director

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Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Salary & Benefits


Year Salary
PGY-1 $59,627
PGY-2 $61,395
PGY-3 $63,204
PGY-4 $65,388


We offer a range of benefits for residents including:

  • HCA Healthcare 401(k)
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Three weeks paid leave
  • On-call meal stipend
  • One-time orientation stipend for new residents
  • Use of electronic and mobile devices
  • Free on-site parking
  • Lab coats
  • Four weeks (20 days) annual paid-time-off (vacation, sick and any other time away from work)
  • Access to health, dental and vision insurance on day one of employment
  • One-time new resident orientation stipend ($1000)
  • Laptops and iPhones that you may keep upon program completion
  • Two embroidered lab coats per year
  • Structured research curriculum including but not limited to clinical research, journal club preparation, quality improvement projects, book chapters and review articles
  • Secure on-site parking
  • Board study materials provided: UWorld or Combank
  • HCA resources: digital library, APA Psychiatry Online with access to many high-impact textbooks and journals to include The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Focus, The American Journal of Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practice, Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, Psychodynamic Therapy, Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Positive Psychiatry , Psychotherapeutic Treatments, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Substance Use Disorder Treatment just to name a few as well as access to Podcasts and Patient Education.
  • Paid USLME step 3 reimbursement - must receive passing result
  • Paid society memberships
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employee stock purchase plan

Conference schedule

The TriStar Centennial Medical Center Psychiatry Residency program provides residents with a robust didactic curriculum to develop compassionate, highly competent, patient-centric and ethical psychiatrists with expertise in the diagnosis and management of patients with various conditions.

We offer protected didactic time, allowing all psychiatry residents to be excused from clinical duties and focus on academic objectives.

Residents will be educated by personnel from various avenues of medical practice, such as specialty physicians, sub-specialists, pharmacists, case managers and other medical personnel.


Yes. We just welcomed our inaugural class of residents in July 2021.

Graduates must have completed medical school no more than one (1) year before the start of the program (if you are interviewing for a 2022 start, that applicant must have graduated in 2020 or later).

The Program Director, Associate Program Director and other faculty review all the applications to our program and evaluate the applicant's overall skills and professional achievements. A decision to invite a candidate for an interview is based on several factors, not only USMLE scores.

Research is a major portion of our Psychiatry residency training program. Our residents are active participants of regional and national events that foster research and scholarly activities. Our faculty members and Division Director of Research work very closely with residents to encourage publications and research according to the residents’ area of interest.

TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located in the heart of Nashville’s Midtown. There are dozens of restaurants, live music venues, parks, and shops within five miles of the hospital. There is always something to do in Nashville. Check out our interactive program booklet for more about Nashville.

Yes. Residents receive a $950 on-call meal stipend annually.

Yes. No prior failures of Step 1 or 2. The minimum score is one standard deviation from the mean in the specialty.

  • USMLE 1 — 210 minimum
  • USMLE 2 — 227 minimum

Yes. No prior failures of COMLEX 1 or 2. The minimum score is one standard deviation from the mean in the specialty.

  • COMLEX 1 — 446
  • COMLEX 2 — 467