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Medical Student Information

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga offers both third year and fourth year experiences in Pediatrics.


  • The UT College of Medicine - Chattanooga offers training to junior and senior medical students and PA students from UTHSC & senior medical students from other medical schools who meet UTHSC standards.
  • Each year more than 100 visiting medical students elect clinical rotations in Chattanooga across 9 specialty departments.
  • Majority of training is based at Erlanger Health System & Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
  • Medical students are considered an integral part of the health care team & receive individualized attention from faculty & residents.
  • Many of our students choose to remain in Chattanooga for residency as a direct result of their clinical rotations.
  • Senior visiting students who meet UT and Department eligibility requirements apply via AAMC’s Visiting Student Application System (VSAS/VSLO).
  • 190+ Residents and Fellows
  • 9 Residency Programs (with a tenth new program, Advanced Neurology Residency, pending a site visit)
  • 12 Fellowship Programs
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Pediatrics Program Contacts

Program Director: Karla Garcia, MD
Residency Coordinator: Ashley Thurston, C-TAGME

Phone: 423.778.6217
Toll Free: 800.947.7823, ext. 6217

M3/4 Clerkship Director: Katy Hines, MD
Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator: Tammy Elliott

Phone: 423.778.6696

GME/UME Office Contacts

Phone: 423.778.7442 or

Mar 14, 2024