Residency Requirements

The UT Health Science Center College of Medicine selects one class each year which enters in August. The entering class is composed of a maximum of 170 new students. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application. Applications are considered from: [1] Tennessee residents, [2] residents of the eight states contiguous to Tennessee - Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and [3] children of UT system alumni regardless of their state of residence, i.e., father or mother. As a state-supported institution, the College of Medicine gives priority to qualified Tennessee residents. In each entering class, a maximum of 10% of the matriculants may be non-residents. Non-resident applicants who are seeking in-state tuition rates must provide clear documentation.

Should you have questions, with regard to residency issues, please contact Matt Moore, EdD, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Registrar at or direct telephone number 901-448-7770 or 901-448-5568.

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College of Medicine
Office of Admissions

Medical Center Plaza
910 Madison Ave, Suite 1043
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5559
Fax: (901) 448-1740
Medicine Admissions Staff

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs:
Nelson Strother

Chancellor and Executive Dean:
Steve Schwab, MD

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