Clinical Education
MTCVI utilizes Clinical Externships to provide students with education through “real world” experience at Clinical Affiliate sites. Students bring their knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and Scanning Lab to their assigned clinical site. Here, students will practice alongside experienced Sonographers while caring for, scanning, and working with live patients. Students will be assigned to perform the regular duties of the department’s technologists, but will not be assigned tasks that are not educational on a consistent basis. Students will not be scheduled for rotations (regular or makeup) on days that MTCVI campus is closed. Students can refer to the “Academic Calendar” or here at for more information on dates, schedules, and clinical sites.

Clinical Affiliates*
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
& Affiliated Locations

1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
Saint Thomas Health & Affiliated Locations
Saint Thomas West Hospital  
Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Medical Imaging Staffing Services
397 Wallace Road, Suite 214
Nashville, TN 37211

Robert C. Ripley, MD at
TriStar Southern Hills Hospital

397 Wallace Road, Suite 216
Nashville, TN 37211


* Clinical Affiliates are subject to change. The MTCVI Administration will notify students of any changes.