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One College, Three Campuses


one college, three campuses mapThe University of Tennessee Health Science Center offers three campus options across the state for students to complete the Doctor of Pharmacy program. All students spend their first nine months on the Memphis campus, after which they have the option to transfer to the Nashville or Knoxville campus for the remainder of their professional training. Students enjoy spending their P1 year with fellow student pharmacists on the UTHSC Memphis campus, learning about the variety of student organizations and the breadth of pharmacy practice available to them, and engaging in an interdisciplinary learning environment. 

 

Nestled in the heart of the Memphis Medical District, the UTHSC College of Pharmacy campus in Memphis is part of the largest medical university in the southeastern United States and stands proudly as the flagship public academic institution for pharmacy training, research, and clinical care serving the citizens of Tennessee and the region. Our 55-acre campus is strategically located centrally to a top children's research hospital, a Level I trauma center, a major Veterans Administration facility, and dozens of outstanding private hospitals and specialty clinics. Students are provided access to the best in instructional facilities and an exceptional faculty of nationally recognized teachers, clinicians and research scientists.

Just minutes from downtown, UTHSC is home to six colleges – Pharmacy, Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine and Nursing.  Here student pharmacists embark on a journey of interprofessional and hands-on learning unparalleled by most colleges of pharmacy nationwide. Students from all six colleges at UTHSC train together in simulation settings in the campus-based Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety Center, developing skills delivering team-based health care, which is the model for the highest-quality care today. High-tech manikins and standardized patients (actors who portray patients with a variety of conditions), provide student pharmacists state-of-the-art training under the safest conditions possible.

Additional training facilities specific to the Memphis campus include the Pharmacy Technology Teaching Laboratory and the Nuclear Pharmacy Teaching Laboratory. The Pharmacy Technology Teaching Lab is used for the training in the techniques and procedures used to compound sterile and non-sterile preparations for patient care. The laboratory supports two required courses, one each in sterile and non-sterile compounding, and two elective courses in non-sterile compounding. Students with interests in nuclear pharmacy may train the Nuclear Pharmacy Teaching Lab, where skills are developed in the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals while incorporating radiation safety practices. This area also is used to teach quality control procedures and proper radiation safety procedures for shipping and receiving of radiopharmaceuticals.

What else makes Memphis a unique city to begin your journey towards a pharmacy career? This multicultural southern city, otherwise known as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, has a vibrant soul that is sure to please. Noteworthy thrills that define the city’s spirit classically fall to Beale Street and the Blues, and what’s more Memphis than Peabody ducks and Barbeque you may ask. Well, a local would say it’s spending a cool morning running the St. Jude Marathon, or simply lounging on a blanket-covered lawn enjoying a picnic basket of goodies during an outdoor concert at Live At The Garden. Now that’s Memphis!

Maps and Directions

You can get a printable campus map as well as a PDF of campus parking and driving directions from several locations. You can also use the map below to get specific directions to the College of Pharmacy by typing in your address into the map below and then clicking Go. That will take you to Google Maps which will give you a suggested route to follow.


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Located just across the Tennessee River from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the UTHSC College of Pharmacy’s Knoxville Campus provides a wealth of educational and clinical opportunities to our students. In addition to being on-site at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center and only academic medical center, our students have access to several other area hospitals and dozens of excellent clinical and community practice sites in Knox and surrounding counties. Students participate in multi-disciplinary learning experiences with physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, as well as students from the same backgrounds. This allows us to provide tremendous learning, research, and clinical experiences for our students and faculty.

In addition to top-notch educational opportunities, our students have access to all the best in university and community resources, activities, and events. Pharmacy students in Knoxville may take advantage of all of the student programming and activities at UTK: speakers, plays, sports and exercise facilities, even tickets to athletic events! In addition to all of that, there are a number of festivals and events that happen in and around downtown Knoxville throughout the year: the International Biscuit Festival, Dogwood Arts Festival, Rossini Festival, Greek Fest, Festival on the 4th, Brewers’ Jam, and the Market Square Farmers’ Market, to name just a very few. There is always something happening around town!

We also have plenty of scenery and fun for those of you who like to spend your time outdoors. Of course, there is Great Smoky Mountain National Park, with miles of trails, activities, and camping. But there are also 85 miles of greenway around Knox County, as well as regional trails, nature parks, rock climbing, and too many lakes and rivers to count. If there is an outdoor sport you love, there is a place to find it in Knoxville!

Maps and Directions

You can get a printable map of the UT Medical Center as well as a PDF of driving directions from several locations. You can also use the map below to get specific directions to the College of Pharmacy by typing in your address into the map below and then clicking Go. That will take you to Google Maps which will give you a suggested route to follow.

Just a few miles south of downtown Nashville, UTHSC College of Pharmacy Nashville campus is located in the healthcare industry capital of the world. Nashville is the national headquarters for many health-systems, including HCA, Vanderbilt Medicine, LifePoint Health, Aegis Sciences and Community Health Systems. Nashville is the state capitol and the headquarters of the Tennessee Pharmacy Association, TennCare, and the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. All these sites offer a wide variety of educational, clinical and research opportunities for our students interested in clinical practice, managed care, advocacy, health informatics and corporate health.

Nashville based students and faculty work in the Metro Nashville area with many community partners. St. Thomas Health System, Kroger Pharmacies, The Dispensary of Hope, and the Shade Tree Clinic, a Vanderbilt University student-run clinic for the underserved, offer opportunities for our students to practice in various different settings. More than half of all pharmacy residency programs in the state are located in Middle Tennessee, and many of these programs serve as training sites for UTHSC students. Students utilize the state of the art Jeanette and Leon Travis Nursing Simulation Center at St. Thomas Hospital – West to expand upon their classroom experiences. Nashville students have interprofessional learning opportunities with students of medicine, nursing, physician assistant, and social work.

The Nashville campus offers the excitement of living in Music City! Major attractions include the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Old Opry, Madame Tussauds Nashville, and Parthenon, as well as our professional sports teams, the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators. Nashville hosts one of the most active music scenes in the country, from country to rock and indie and is home to the CMA Music Fest and CMA Awards show, the famous Music Row and a host of records companies! The Nashville campus has the great educational experience of UTHSC College of Pharmacy in a beautiful and large city while still having the intimate feel of small class sizes and a close-knit environment. Plus, there is free parking next to the building!

Maps and Directions 

Nashville location, 193 Polk Ave Suite 2D, Nashville, TN 37210

Last Published: Nov 7, 2017