VUMC Perfusion Program

Program Overview

Through the dedication to the cardiovascular perfusion profession and patient care, the VUMC Perfusion Program will inspire it’s students to become leaders in independent thinking in the promotion of medical evolvement. Our students will recognize the commitment to life-long learning and the benefit of interdisciplinary collaboration to provide world class patient care to each and every patient not only today but in the future.


  • We are people of integrity.  We build trust by delivering on promises with the ones we work with and serve.
  • We treat each other with respect and honor those with different experiences and backgrounds.
  • We provide the best service to our community through teamwork, innovation and continuous improvement.
  • We are committed to excellence in everything we do.


  • Premier partner for perfusion technology education in the world.
  • We will attract and retain the top talent by providing education services that allow our students to become the most sought after candidates in the cardiovascular perfusion industry.
  • We will build on our foundation as a caring and learning organization.


  • Program Reputation
  • Stakeholder Satisfaction
  • Graduate Success
  • World Class Processes
  • Cutting Edge Technology


The graduates from the Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 were 100% placed within 6 months of graduation.
Source: AC-PE Graduation Survey

The pass rate for first time test takers in Classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015 on the Basic Science Examination was 100%.
Source: ABCP Perfusion Examination Results

The pass rate for first time test takers in  Classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015 on the Clinical Application Examination was 100%.
Source: ABCP Perfusion Examination Results

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