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(615) 769-2158

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  • ACGME: 1804700001
  • NRMP Number: 2252180A0

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Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to the HCA Healthcare/TriStar Neurology Residency 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. TriStar Neurology will expose you to cutting-edge, evidence-based, patient-centered care across the spectrum of neurologic disease, serving the local area and surrounding states. Every resident completing the program will leave as a highly competent clinician, suitable for work in HCA facilities or other premier institutions.

Mission Statement

The TriStar Skyline Medical Center Neurology 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

Our 3-year categorical program will train a diverse group of residents in all facets of clinical neurology, preparing them for postgraduate subspecialty fellowships or careers in general neurology. Residents will assume graded responsibility for patient care, with supervision and instruction appropriate to their level of experience and monitored progress toward independence.

Inpatient services will emphasize complex stroke care, epilepsy, neuromuscular crises, and trauma, with additional experience in neurocritical care, neurorehabilitation, psychiatry, neuroradiology, clinical neurophysiology, and child neurology. Consultation experience will address neurologic complications across a broad array of medical disease states, and outpatient clinics will include both general neurology and subspecialty care. Most clinical experiences will take place on the campuses of TriStar Skyline and TriStar Centennial Medical Centers. Altogether, our teaching hospitals have approximately 1500 beds. Simulation training, community hospital experience, teleneurology, problem-based learning exercises, and numerous elective rotations are also provided.

TriStar training facilities include a Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, two additional Thrombectomy-Capable Centers, Level 2 Trauma Center, CARF-accredited rehabilitation center, two dedicated Neurovascular Intensive Care Units, inpatient psychiatric hospital, children’s hospital, and the nationally renowned Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Institute.

HCA Healthcare/TriStar Nashville is a GME consortium offering postgraduate residency training in a dynamic urban/suburban setting with close proximity to leading universities, medical schools, business centers, entertainment venues, professional athletic teams, houses of worship, family amenities, and the natural beauty of Tennessee. Residents completing our program will have a solid foundation in clinical neurology, as well as experience in clinical research and teaching. With an emphasis on developing expertise in the core disciplines and methodologies of neurology, our residents will also experience innovative, high-performance practice while cultivating professionalism, ethical reasoning, leadership, and health equity awareness.

Get to Know the Team

John C. Witt, MD, MTS
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

Access to health, dental, vision and disability insurance is made available to residents on the first day of employment.


Annual Salary $58,677 $60,445 $62,254 $64,438 $67,330 $70,366 $73,882
On-Call Meals $950 $950 $950 $950 $950 $950 $950
Total $59,627 $61,395 $63,204 $65,388 $68,280 $71,316 $74,832

*Resident salaries are determined on an annual basis.


We offer benefits similar to TriStar Health system associates, including:

  • HCA Healthcare 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Four weeks paid leave
  • Six weeks parental/caregiver leave
  • On-call meal stipend
  • One-time orientation stipend for new residents
  • Free on-site parking
  • Lab coats
  • Professional memberships
  • Laptop and cell phone
  • Board prep

New residents and fellows receive up to $1,000 for orientation (if it takes place before the official employment date). Program budgets include the following additional benefits:

  • Professional Memberships
  • Conference and Travel Expense
  • Cell Phone
  • Laptop/iPad
  • Other Board Prep and Educational Expense
  • Step 3 Reimbursement


Yes, we received our accreditation in April 2022, and expect to welcome our inaugural class of PGY2 residents in July 2023.

Applicants must have passed USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step 1 and have taken both components of Step 2 and/or have passed the COMLEX (Comprehensive Medical Licensing Examination) Level 1 and have taken both components of Level 2. The minimum score requirements are:

  • USMLE Step 1/COMLEX Level 1 = Pass
  • USMLE Step 2 CK = 231
  • COMLEX Level 2 = 481
  • USMLE Step 3 =
  • COMLEX Level 3 =

We accept J-1 visas only.

Graduates must have completed medical school no more than three (3) years before the start of the program (if you are interviewing for a 2024 start, the applicant must have graduated in 2021 or later).

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

Yes, residents must take and pass Step 3/Level 3 during their preliminary or transitional year.