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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Training internists who achieve excellence through compassionate care

3 Training Sites
120 Rotations
200 Faculty
80 Residents
Resident in the SIM center
Residents sitting at a table inside
Residents in the SIM center

It's a great time to be an internal medicine resident at UTHSC! At every level in the system, innovation is thriving and the internal medicine program is no different.

In addition to operating on a 3+1 block system and an ever more robust ambulatory curriculum, the program utilizes the SIM Center, interactive applications and ultrasound technology to create enriching learning experiences.

Our residents rotate through three hospitals in Memphis and care for extremely high acuity patients at all of our clinical sites. Both the burden of chronic disease and impact of social determinants of health are prominent here, and our resident training experience benefits from the extreme pathology and broad variety of internal medicine to which they are exposed.

Three residents sitting on a bench
Two residents showing off lunch
Group of residents/faculty


Positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

A complete application consists of:

  • Current Photograph (required)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • MSPE
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores (Step 1 score is required with submission of your initial application.)
    (Step 2 CK score is required prior to the deadline for submission of the rank list.)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (including the medicine chair)


This year's chief residents are:

  • Camden Hastings, MD
  • Vian Pulous, MD
  • Jerry Rodgers, MD
  • Samantha Whitwell, MD

The Department of Medicine has a long history of excellence in the education of residents. The department has also achieved national and international recognition for its clinical and basic science research activities.

Clinical Care

Our residents rotate to three major Memphis teaching hospitals:



Among the 126 Departments of Medicine nationwide the University of Tennessee ranks in the top 20% in NIH funding per faculty member ($104,000 per faculty member).

Every resident is required to complete a scholarly activity before graduation. This can include case reports, noon conferences with accompanying monograph, clinical research projects, and bench research projects.

This year residents will complete over 25 research months in a variety of areas, including basic and/or clinical research in cardiology, nephrology, lipid metabolism, endocrinology, pulmonary, rheumatology, and allergy.

Jul 26, 2023