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Family Medicine Residency Program

The Department of Family Medicine

Residency Program

Our Family Medicine Residency Program began in 1970, becoming the 49th program in the United States. Today, this program is a 3 year residency, 8x8x8 program offering the benefits and resources of an academic medical center in a community hospital setting. The Department of Family Medicine is housed within the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and is located on the campus of The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC), the region’s only academic medical center, Magnet recognized hospital, and Level I Trauma Center.

The curriculum blends clinical and didactic academic experiences with a psychosocial understanding of behavior, which enables residents to:

The Family Medicine educational experience is obtained in the Harry S. Lyon, Sr., Family Medicine Center located adjacent to UTMC. Residents provide continuous ambulatory and inpatient care for patients under faculty supervision at the Family Medicine Center. A resident's family medicine clinics are constant throughout the year and increase in number each year. The clinic population is reflective of the regional community. The clinical education is augmented by longitudinal experience in geriatrics, behavioral medicine, practice management and an 18 month rotating core didactic program.


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