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The Health Science Center is a statewide institution with its home campus in Memphis, and major locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical and educational sites across Tennessee.

Our institution comprises six fully accredited health science colleges — Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy — which are integrated for maximum educational and clinical impact at our major locations. These colleges are the primary source of health care professional training for the state of Tennessee. The main campus in Memphis serves as the home of all our colleges, as well as the location of core, partner, teaching hospitals — Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Regional One Health, Methodist University Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital, and the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Health Professions constitute our major location in Knoxville, which is based at the UT Medical Center. In Chattanooga, the College of Medicine maintains a large campus in close association with the Erlanger Health System. In Nashville, a partnership with Ascension Saint Thomas Health System, serves as a base for our colleges in the state’s capital city.

Our clinical practices account for more than $350 million in revenue. Our sponsored program enterprise, consisting of grants, contracts and non-clinical services, contributes more than $300 million to the UTHSC mission. With our practice group revenue included. UTHSC creates revenue of approximately $1 billion annually. Our degree-granting programs have more than 3,300 primarily doctoral students enrolled. In addition UTHSC has more than 1,400 physician residents and fellows in 86 fully accredited training programs. Advanced training for nurses, pharmacists, dentists, health professionals, and medical scientists is integral to the Health Science Center.

Our colleges are led by professionals with a solid commitment to our mission: To improve human health through education, research, clinical care, and public service. As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, UTHSC is dedicated to delivering groundbreaking discoveries that improve the lives of those in our immediate area, as well as those in our state, region, and global community. We are committed to providing an environment that is challenging, enriching, productive, and safe. UTHSC faculty, staff, and administrators recognize that we are training the next generation of leaders for the health sciences. This knowledge deepens our commitment to our educational, research, and clinical mission.

Steve J. Schwab, MD



Last Published: Apr 16, 2021