Why Choose UTHSC?

There are many reasons to choose the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for your health professional experience. Below you will see why your is bright with UTHSC.

I want a health science center that meets my needs

UTHSC has established a four-tier mission of education, research, clinical care, and public service, all in support of a single goal: to improve the health of Tennesseans. UTHSC is comprised of six colleges:

  • Dentistry
  • Graduate Health Sciences
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy

Several of the colleges reach around the globe with distance learning options, exchange programs, outreach mission trips or rotations for study abroad.

I want outstanding academic opportunities

UTHSC continues in its mission of training compassionate and competent health care professionals to serve the needs of the state of Tennessee. Keeping up with the increasing demands for health care professionals is challenging, but UTHSC has continued to develop new initiatives and expand existing programs to meet these needs.

I want to learn from exceptional faculty

UTHSC faculty members have been recognized nationally by their peers in many disciplines. Also, UTHSC faculty includes a Nobel Prize Laureate.

I want a supportive learning environment

UTHSC students get hands-on practical experience and contribute to outstanding clinical care at seven (7) teaching hospitals in Memphis, as well as at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and the UT Medical Center in Knoxville. From "bench-to-bedside" is modus operandi at the UTHSC, as faculty from all six (6) colleges translates their research into clinical care.

I want exceptional research opportunities

At the UTHSC, groundbreaking research occurs frequently, as scientist explore, discover, and develop their findings to improve health care.