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University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga

Blending the art of science and medicine.

Currently, the UTHSC College of Medicine - Chattanooga is approved as a Sponsoring Institution for ACGME-accredited GME training programs and holds Continued Accreditation and Commendation without any citations (as of January 18, 2022).  Established in 1973, the UTHSC College of Medicine Chattanooga campus provides training for M3 and M4 Medical Students, as well as Graduate and Continuing Medical Education.

The mission of the UTHSC College of Medicine - Chattanooga is to facilitate and support the education, research, and service goals of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  James W. Haynes, MD, MBA, FAAFP, was named Dean for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga effective September 1, 2022, after serving as Interim Dean since December 1, 2021.  Dr. Haynes is a Family Physician, a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and has served as Chair of the Department since June 1, 2019.  Click on this link to read the UTHSC News article and Media Release posted on the website October 5, 2022.

Our primary clinical training site is The Erlanger Health System, specifically the Erlanger Baroness Campus shown at the top of the page, as well as other Erlanger campuses: Children's Hospital at Erlanger (located adjacent to the Baroness Campus), Erlanger East Campus (including a surgery center, inpatient facilities, women's services, and an Emergency Department), Erlanger North Campus, and the UT Family Practice Center just across from the main Baroness Campus.  Erlanger is the region’s only tertiary care center, Level I Trauma Center for both adults and children, the 6th largest public health system in the U.S., and a major academic teaching hospital.  The Erlanger Health System is licensed for 818 acute beds and 50 long-term care beds serving patients from 50 counties within a 150-mile radius including Southeast Tennessee, North Georgia, North Alabama, and Western North Carolina.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga is accredited to provide undergraduate clinical training for junior and senior medical students, graduate medical education for residents and fellows, and continuing medical education for practicing physicians:

News - UTHSC Campus

Oct 6, 2022