The residents and faculty are delighted that you are interested in the Medicine Residency Program at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. Medical residents come from all over the country and many like Knoxville so much they stay here to practice. We look forward to discussing the University's program with you and invite you to come to Knoxville for an in-depth look at an outstanding educational program.
UT Medical Center provides comprehensive primary and tertiary level services for East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina.
The key to the Medicine Residency Program is its flexibility. Faculty members strive to meet the needs of the individual resident, whether those needs be subspecialty fellowship training, primary care practice, or hospitalist. Primary care is a fundamental part of the curriculum, with emphasis on preventive medicine, ambulatory medicine, geriatrics, psychosocial aspects of care, biomedical ethics, and non-medical subspecialty training. New rotations in Narrative Medicine and Palliative Care have been developed. General medicine faculty attend on the wards, providing a unique clinical perspective to inpatient medicine.
Residents also spend a significant amount of time in each of the major subspecialties of medicine and receive intensive training in critical care medicine. Since the program is small (nine residents per year) and because there are few fellows, residents receive a great deal of individual attention from faculty and perform the majority of procedures. Residents work with faculty in one-on-one preceptorial relationships. This provides a stimulating learning environment and creates a strong esprit de corps among residents and faculty.
Ambulatory medicine occurs in a weekly continuity clinic and during dedicated ambulatory blocks. Experiences include training in office gynecology, dermatology, otorhinolaryngology, allergy, sports medicine, urology, podiatry and sexually transmitted diseases.
A significant number of third and fourth year medical students from the University of Tennessee, Memphis also participate in the Department of Medicine's educational program. Residents work closely with students and play an important role in student education.
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
1924 Alcoa Highway Box U-114
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone (865) 305-9340
Fax (865) 305-6849