Campus/Memphis Info

UTHSC Campus

Student Activity Center

The University of Tennessee Campus Recreation (located in the Student Alumni Center) includes basketball and racquetball courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool and hot tub, fully equipped exercise and weight rooms, a cafeteria, pizzeria/snack bar with a large screen television, lounges with televisions, conference rooms, automatic banking facilities and a post office. Exercise, dance and aerobic classes, as well as many intramural sports, are offered. Tennis courts and softball fields are also available. Membership is free to all students and residents. Tickets to many sports and cultural events are also available at reduced rates.

The VA has an exercise and weight room on the ground floor for the faculty and staff. Residents have 24-hour access to this facility with their VA ID.


The UTHSC Library is located at 877 Madison Avenue, 2nd - 5th floors. The hours are Mon-Thu: 8 am - 12 am, Fri: 8 am - 11 pm, Sat: 8 am - 5 pm, and Sun: 2 pm - 12 am. There is 24 hour on line access to E-books, E-journals, PubMed, MEDLine, MDConsult, etc.

Memphis: City of Good Abode


n many ways, the history, traditions, and lifestyles in Memphis all center around the city's location on the east bluffs of the Mississippi, midway between New Orleans and St. Louis. The city has grown and changed dramatically since its early days as a small river trading town. Healthcare has replaced the lumber and cotton markets as the largest dollar volume "industry" in the area, but the river remains a focus of commercial and recreational activity. Barges share the waterways with elegant old paddle wheelers, and the riverside parks are favorite spots for festivals, concerts, and family outings. The waterfront district is an important part of Memphis' urban "rebirth," with the conversion of old warehouses and office buildings into charming restaurants, nightclubs, and condominiums. Restored antique trolley cars ramble along Main Street Mall connecting Downtown area attractions, hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Memphis is headquarters for three Fortune 500 companies - FedEx, International Paper, and Autozone. Also headquartered in Memphis are Fred's Inc., Buckman Laboratories International Inc., First Horizon National Corporation, and ServiceMaster.

the Memphis skyline
Memphis skyline

Outdoor activities in and around the city are equally diverse. The park system is one of the most comprehensive in the country, and water skiing and boating are popular activities on nearby lakes. State parks in Western Tennessee and Arkansas provide opportunities for canoeing, camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. Favorite spots for weekend "getaway" experiences and vacations include the Ozark Mountains and the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. Memphis is a lush, green city, with many beautiful public and private gardens. Residential neighborhoods reflect the pride Memphians take in their city, and the wide range of housing opportunities offers something to suit every lifestyle.

A Memphis trolley
Memphis trolley

Both rental and housing costs are quite reasonable in comparison with other large cities, and it is possible to live in the country-like setting just a short commute from the medical center.

Although Memphis is now estimated to be the 18th largest city in the U.S., the pace of life here is still a pleasant one, without the major traffic jams and pollution problems found in many urban areas. Newcomers and long-time residents alike believe that the Memphis lifestyle is in keeping with the original Egyptian meaning of the name - City of Good Abode.

Contact Us

General Surgery Residency

Shaun M. Stickley, MD
Program Director
Department of Surgery
910 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-7635
Fax: (901) 448-7306

Cynthia Tooley
Residency Coordinator
Department of Surgery
910 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901)-448-7635
Fax: (901) 448-7306