About HCA Healthcare Scholarly Commons


The purpose of HCA Healthcare Scholarly Commons is to collect, share, and preserve scholarly materials produced by our healthcare professionals in their commitment to the care and improvement of human life.


Residents, faculty, and other persons affiliated with HCA Healthcare GME may submit to the Research & Publications community. Leaders of Continuing Medical Education and Faculty Development will determine the content published in the CME/Faculty Development community.

Content will include, but is not limited to: journal articles, abstracts, posters, presentations, book chapters, reviews, professional society journals, blogs, text books, review articles. Publications require PubCLEAR release before they may be included in Scholarly Commons. To qualify for PubCLEAR release, publications must not contain PHI (personal health information) unless accompanied by a release form verifying patient consent and all data-sets must be deidentified.

Supported Material & File Types:
  • text: pdf (PDF/A format is preferred), html, doc, ppt, xls, csv, rtf, sgml, xml, marc, css
  • images: bmp, jpeg, png, psd, tiff, ai/eps/ps, gif
  • audio: mp3, wav, aiff, ra
  • video: mpeg, mp4, mov, wmv

    • Access

      While HCA Healthcare's Scholarly Commons is an open repository, there are different levels of access for content within Scholarly Commons. Content designated as open access will be visible to all users. HCA Healthcare Internal Access allows any HCA Healthcare-affiliated user to access publications. Works submitted to PubCLEAR are limited to administrative access, and are visible to site administrators and the depositor only.


      HCA Healthcare Scholarly Commons serves as an archive for Graduate Medical Education scholarly works, and, as such, all content will remain in the repository indefinitely. An exception to this policy will be made in the case of copyright infringement or plagiarism.

      HCA Healthcare Copyright Policy

      Except as permitted by law, Company colleagues will not reproduce or use any copyrighted materials without the express permission of the copyright holder, unless licensed under an agreement that Company has with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC); Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI); American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); SESAC; or Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) to do so. For further information, please contact Corp.Trademark/IPLegal.hcahealthcare.com.


      When users visit HCA Healthcare Scholarly Commons, some data is automatically gathered and stored. Please see the Elsevier/bepress privacy policy for more information.

      Disclaimer:This research was supported (in whole or in part) by HCA Healthcare and/or an HCA Healthcare affiliated entity. The views expressed in these publications represent those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HCA Healthcare or any of its affiliated entities.