The family medicine residency program began in 1970 as the 49th program in the United States. The three-year program is approved for 24 residents and offers the benefits and resources of an academic center in a community hospital setting.
The curriculum blends clinical and didactic academic experiences with a psychosocial understanding of behavior, which enables residents to
- Acquire the technical skill and medical knowledge of a family physician.
- Attend daily teaching conferences and monthly journal clubs are sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine with additional conferences available in other disciplines.
- Explore unique and innovative electives are available to satisfy the individual needs of residents. Research projects relevant to clinical family practice are required with faculty advisors assisting in project design.
- experience an individualized educational program that minimizes weaknesses, maximizes strengths, and works toward accomplishing personal and professional goals over the course of their three years in the program.
The family medicine educational experience is obtained in the Harry H. Lyon, Sr., Family Medicine Center located adjacent to the University of Tennessee Medical Center . Here residents provide continuous ambulatory and inpatient care for their patients under faculty supervision. A resident's family medicine clinics are constant throughout the year and increase in number each year. Our clinic population is reflective of the regional community. The clinical education is augmented by longitudinal experience in geriatrics, behavoiral medicine, practice management and an 18 month rotating core didactic program.
Faculty members offering diversity in educational backgrounds and practical experience. The department sponsors fellowships for graduate physicians in advanced obstetrics, sports medicine, behavioral medicine, and emergency medicine.
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
University Family Physicians
UT Graduate School of Medicine
UT Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920-6999