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Our members know their states! Learn more about this "it" state and some of the great benefits Tennessee has to offer health care professionals.

Name: Ann Cranford 

City, State: Nashville, Tennessee 

Organization: Tennessee Department of Health

How long have you lived in Tennessee? Why do you choose to live there?

I have lived in Tennessee all of my life. I choose to live in Tennessee mostly because of family. Tennessee has so much to offer in diversity from East to West of the State.

How is 3RNet impacting Tennessee?

The 3RNet Organization has provided the opportunity for our smaller communities to be able to market their vacancies at no cost to them.

What are the best cultural events that happen in Tennessee?

Tennessee is naturally separated into three Grand Divisions. Each Division has major events: West Tennessee hosts Memphis in May; Middle Tennessee hosts the Country Music Association (CMA) Fest and Bonnaroo, and East Tennessee has the Dollywood Amusement Park just to name a few.

Why should a health professional choose Tennessee over surrounding states?

A health professional should choose Tennessee because of its educational opportunities for the family, the variety of activities including: fishing, camping, professional sports, and museums; and the ease of travel to other areas of the south.

What loan repayment programs does Tennessee have? Anything that makes those programs unique?

The State of Tennessee has the State Loan Repayment Program, National Health Service Corps and our associate member utilizes a stipend program. 

How is the J-1 Visa Waiver program utilized in Tennessee?

The J-1 Visa Waiver Program is very much utilized in our state for both primary care physicians and specialists.

Are healthcare professionals valued in Tennessee?

Yes, Tennessee has some of best hospitals in the south. 

Why do people travel to Tennessee?

People flock to the Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, and also visit our great state to see, what does the "IT CITY" HAVE TO OFFER!!!

What sports teams does Tennessee have?

Tennessee Titans, Nashville Sounds baseball, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Nashville Soccer, Chattanooga Lookouts, Memphis Redbirds and the Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway

What is your favorite local food?

Nashville Hot Chicken

What is Tennessee best known for?

Memphis Barbecue 

What is the biggest misconception about Tennessee?

Everybody Loves County Music

What are the biggest industries in Tennessee?

Music and Health Care 

How is the weather/climate in Tennessee?

Tennessee experiences all four seasons.

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