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The Thomas F. Frist, Jr. College of Medicine

The health care capital of the world has a new medical school

The Thomas F. Frist, Jr. College of Medicine at Belmont University, first announced in October 2020, is the newest medical school to come to Nashville. 

And our belief in a whole-person approach to health care informs everything we do – from education, to clinical experiences, to the leadership team we’ve selected. 

Focused on training diverse physician leaders who embrace and value a whole-person approach to healing, the Frist College of Medicine has been established in alliance with HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services and one of the College of Medicine’s major clinical affiliates.  


In the Heart of Nashville

The Frist College of Medicine’s location in Nashville—the unquestionable capital of the health care industry—offers distinct advantages. According to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, more than 500 health care companies call the Nashville area home, making health care the region’s largest industry. 

Health care contributes more than $95 billion to the local economy and employs more than 500,000 people in fields directly and indirectly related to the industry. Plus, a beacon of creativity, innovation and friendly charm, Nashville is thriving economically and culturally—garnering international media coverage and accolades for its arts, food, sports, fashion and music scenes. 


At Home at Belmont

Belmont is the perfect home for Nashville’s innovative, new medical school. Long known for its excellent education, dedicated faculty and student support, Belmont will provide incredible opportunities to students who decide to earn their MDs on campus. And with the institution’s longstanding partners across the health care industry, students in the Frist College of Medicine will benefit from numerous opportunities throughout the city, as well as across Belmont's campus.

Working alongside pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and nurses, budding physicians will experience interprofessional team environments that are present in all settings of care across the country. This on-campus experience will compliment clinical training experiences that will prepare our graduates for life on the job after their studies are complete.