- The Dean's Report 2012- Education, Discovery, Healing.
Through innovative educational programs, the legacy of the UT
Graduate School of Medicine means enhanced access to quality medical and dental care and health information as well as medical breakthroughs in all fronts of research for our community and world.
- The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM) in Knoxville is a part of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the statewide academic health system. UTGSM together with clinical partner University Health System Inc., and the College of Pharmacy form the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville. The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the only academic medical center in the area.
- The University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation is the only facility in Tennessee and one of just 67 in the world to earn accreditation as a Level I Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The Level I designation is the top accreditation available.
- Our clinical partner, UT Medical Center, provides the largest array of comprehensive services on one campus in the East Tennessee region. The hospital serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. As a major clinical teaching facility we offer a diverse environment for clinical education.
- M-3 Medical students are offered clerkships in Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology.
- M-4 Students are offered electives that encompass all specialties and subspecialties including a rural surgery rotation.
- Residency programs include: Anesthesiology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Family Medicine, Pathology,
General Dentistry, Surgery, Transitional Year,
Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Urology. (A Pastoral Care Residency Program is offered through the UT Medical Center.)
- Fellowships programs are offered in: Family Medicine - Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine; Medicine- Cardiology and Pulmonology; Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Head and Neck Oncology; Pathology - Cytopathology, Surgery - Surgical Critical Care and Vascular Surgery.
- Eight academic departments participate in the Comparative and Experimental Medicine Graduate Program along with the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Microbiology offering both master's and doctoral degrees.
- The UT Genetics Center is the only genetics center in the 16 counties of the middle East Tennessee region; it is the metabolic center for the 34 counties of East Tennessee and it serves as the sickle cell center for middle and upper East Tennessee.
- Principal Research initiatives fall into the categories of (1) Neurodegenerative Diseases, (2) Cancer, and (3) Heart, Lung, Vascular Disorders with (4) Imaging Research playing a significant role in both cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
- The Medical Explorations Program is offered to high school students and some college students who are interested in a medical career.
- Applications for our summer internships are available each year from December through March