Each year, the Academy hosts a variety of events and programs to educate, inform and encourage members to strengthen connections within the Nashville medical community. Use the scrolling arrows below to view previous events or upcoming events with the Nashville Academy of Medicine.

Doctors’ Day on the Hill with TMA @ Cordell Hull Building
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join NAM and TMA for our annual lobby day in Nashville, when we connect physicians directly with lawmakers so they can advocate for their patients and discuss major issues affecting the medical profession in Tennessee.  We are planning most individual legislative appointments after noon, so Nashville doctors can only miss half a day of clinic and still participate.

Tentative Schedule for NAM members:
Detailed schedules will be emailed the week before the event to NAM members who register. Legislative appointments will be made for legislators representing Davidson and Williamson Counties.  If you live in another county and you are a member of NAM, please let us know, and we will assist in setting those appointments. Appointments will be set in groups for members to attend.
  • 9 a.m. – Observe House Health Committee
  • 10 – 11 a.m. – Meeting with two legislators
  • 11 a.m. – 11:45 – Panera Boxed Lunches
  • 12 – 3 p.m. –  Meetings with multiple legislators
  • 3 – 4 p.m. Dessert Social Hour with legislators and other TMA doctors

Learn more here


NAM Member Invitation: Addressing the Burnout Epidemic by Promoting a Culture of Wellness in the Healthcare Setting
Apr 2 – Apr 5 all-day

Location and Parking: Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Center for Professional Health

Course Logistics:  All sessions are held at Center for Professional Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on the 11th Floor, Room 1107 located at 1313 21st Avenue South, Corner of 21st Avenue South and Dixie Place. Click here for directions.

Course Goals: Train leaders within departments and divisions on physician wellness and resilience topics such as wellness, identifying and dealing with stress and stress management, burnout, and impairment. Identify resilience building activities for physicians within departments and designing and implementing organizational programs to address and reduce risk of burnout and impairment.

Course Objectives: After participating in this CME activity, leaders will:

  1. Identify individual risk factors, sources and consequences of stress and burnout at work and home.

  2. Engage in reflection to connect meaning and value as a physician.

  3. Apply knowledge of managing energy to cases and current work-life situation.

  4. Practice emotional regulation, conflict management, assertiveness communication and mindfulness-based stress reduction.

  5. Identify areas of personal change and design a personal wellness plan by writing B-A-SMART-ER™ goals to implement and complete within the next six months.

  6. Analyze the current workplace environment and outline solutions that promote well-being and professionalism using a nominal group technique.

  7. Create a brief summary of next steps for developing and implementing changes within his/her area for improving a culture of wellness.

Price: The cost is $2500 (includes continental breakfast, lunches, CME fees, and Tuesday evening reception). We offer a $200 discount to those who register by March 11, 2019. You may pay by credit card or by check. Please make checks payable to VUMC. Credit card payments must be made online. We cannot accept credit cards on site. There is a $25 surcharge when paying with a credit card.

Course enrollment is limited. Please complete the enrollment form online or fax (615-936-0676) to the Center for Professional Health. Please contact us to confirm availability. Please enter Leadership as CME course name.

Click to learn more or register.

Spring Social @ Nashville Academy of Medicine
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
TMA House of Delegates @ Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
May 18 all-day
Professional Privilege Tax Due June 1
Jun 1 all-day

Information Sheet From The TMA


Tennessee law requires every physician with an active license from the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners (BME) or Board of Osteopathic Examination (BOE) is required to pay a professional privilege tax by June 1 of each year to the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue. Physicians may not receive a reminder from the licensing board and only those who have previously signed up for e-mail reminders will receive them from the Department of Revenue.

Exemptions from Payment of the Tax

There are three exemptions available for physicians:

  1. Retired medical license (you must have filed an affidavit to retire your license with the appropriate licensing board); or
  2. Inactivated the medical license (available only for physicians practicing solely outside of Tennessee); or
  3. Active military service.

Many physicians in the past have called TMA thinking that no tax was due because they had retired from practice. As long as the medical license is active, a physician is responsible for the tax. The license must be retired before the June 1 due date to avoid paying the tax. By filing an affidavit of retirement, a physician may no longer engage in the active practice of medicine, including writing a prescription or treating the occasional patient.

Electronic Payment of Tax

The tax must be paid electronically unless this causes the individual a hardship and that hardship is approved by the Department of Revenue. Typical hardships approved may be taxpayers who do not own a computer, taxpayers who do not have access to the internet or taxpayers whose religious beliefs prohibit the use of computers and related technology. Call (800) 342-1003 to request a hardship waiver from paying the tax electronically. A waiver does not excuse the requirement to timely pay the tax.

How to Pay the Tax

To electronically file the professional privilege tax return, you must have either your Social Security Number or your professional privilege tax account number. A licensee may begin paying the tax due on June 1, 2019 beginning January 1, 2019. If you do not know your account number, please use the online look-up available on the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s website.

Click here to access the website to pay an individual privilege tax or for a company to pay multiple individuals’ privilege tax.

Once the tax is paid, a confirmation page will come up and it should be printed for your records. This is the only chance you will have to print this confirmation. Call the Electronic Commerce Unit at (866) 368-6374 if you encounter any problems paying the tax online.

The Department of Revenue has FAQs available should a licensee have any additional questions.

Penalty for Nonpayment

A licensee who does not pay the tax is usually assessed a monetary penalty by the Department of Revenue. Continued nonpayment of the tax could result in the revocation of an individual’s license.

If you encounter any problems paying the tax or have a question, contact the TMA Legal Department at or 800-659-1862, extension 1645.

Save the Date: NAM Night at the Ballpark @ First Tennessee Park
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

Save the date for August 1, 2019! 

Join the Nashville Academy of Medicine for an evening of baseball, food, and fun with your colleagues and family as we watch the Nashville Sounds!  You’ll find us with the Nashville Dental Society so everyone can mix, mingle, and move around! Residents, fellows, medical students, and children will receive an additional discount.  More details will be posted by June 2019.


Online CME for 2019
Nov 26 – Dec 31 all-day

Click here to visit the TMA website to see online CME opportunities to close out 2019.

Save the Date: NAM and MFN Holiday Open House @ Nashville Academy of Medicine
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm