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 Mary Newell, Admissions Compliance Officer at, or direct telephone number 901-448-3254 or 901-448-7703.

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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

Scott E. Strome, MD
Robert Kaplan Executive Dean,
Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
910 Madison Ave, Ste 1002
Memphis, TN 38163

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