Memphis is the Health Science Center's main campus. Each of the six colleges has a presence on the main campus. More than 4,500 UT Health Science Center graduates live and provide health care services in Shelby County. This includes clinical laboratory technologists, dental assistants and hygienists, health information managers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and physicians.
The Graduate School of Medicine is a growing enterprise of faculty and research with 170 residents and 200 faculty in 12 residency and 9 fellowship programs in medicine and dentistry. In addition to these residencies, we offer ten fellowships and medical student core M3 rotations and M4 electives. Our faculty and residents are some of the nation's finest. Educational and research opportunities are available through our numerous linkages with the main University of Tennessee campus, the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
To meet the growing demand for pharmacists, a second UT College of Pharmacy building opened on the Knoxville campus in fall 2007 and will enroll an additional 225 students annually. The three-story building is adjacent to the Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Medicine. The UT College of Pharmacy extends its reach across the state by adding Clinical Education Centers in Chattanooga, Kingsport and Nashville.
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga is one of three statewide campuses providing excellence in medical student and postgraduate physician education. The UTCOM Chattanooga sponsors eight residency programs and three fellowships, with 147 active residents in training. In addition, approximately 100 medical students annually complete a portion of clinical training in their third and fourth years.
The recently completed UTCOM Skills Lab is a state-of-art facility to support training in basic surgical and technical skills for medical students and residents, and practicing physicians.