University of Tennessee Health Science Center

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
University of Tennessee
UTHSC logo.svg
Established 1911 (104 years ago) (1911)
Type Public
Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, M.D.
Students 2,851
Location Memphis, Tennessee,
 United States

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis includes the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Its pediatric residency program is affiliated with Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center and residents in pediatrics, radiology, and other fields spend time working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. There are also graduate medical education programs in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, family medicine centers in Knoxville, Jackson, and Memphis, and public and continuing education programs across the state. The Health Science Center is part of the statewide, multi-campus University of Tennessee system. As of 2010, US News and World Report ranked the College of Pharmacy 16th among American pharmacy schools.


The Health Science Center is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees. Each of the professional colleges or programs is accredited by the appropriate agency for the profession or program.

Nobel laureate Peter C. Doherty is an adjunct faculty member of this institution.

Degrees offered[edit]

The Health Science Center offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science (in certain fields):

Additional combined degree programs, such as DNP/Ph.D, MD/Ph.D, and Pharm.D/Ph.D are also offered.

For medical school graduates, the office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) oversees 55 different residency programs and fellowships on the UTHSC campus. The UT GME Program is statewide with approximately 900 residents training in participating hospitals located in Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville.


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center includes six colleges:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]