Where the the Graduate School of Medicine located?
We are located in Knoxville, TN at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville is situated in the Eastern Section of Tennessee and is home of the main University of Tennessee campus with a current enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. Learn more about Knoxville here.
What is the application process?
All of our positions are filled for the 2011 academic year. We have an excellent group of new residents. We only accept applications through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) which was developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Our application deadline for the academic year beginning July 1, 2012 is December 1, 2011. We participate in the NRMP (National Residency Matching Program) and do not usually offer positions outside the match. We discourage applications from graduates that have been out of medical school longer than two years. If you have a circumstance that may require special consideration, please call or email.
Do you accept International Medical Graduates?
We accept non-US medical school graduate applications through ERAS. Foreign graduates must pass USMLE step one and two and be ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certified. The University of Tennessee Medical Center accepts the J-1 Visa. We do not admit H-1 or H-1b visa holders.
We only accept candidates from "off-shore" medical schools approved by the State of Tennessee for full medical licensure.
What is your current position availability?
We are are currently accepting ERAS applications for PGY-1 positions that will begin in July 2012. Presently we have no other openings. There are nine Medicine positions available per year.
Do you offer Externships or Observerships?
Due to legal and HIPPA regulations, we do not offer observerships or externships.
What is the length of the program?
The categorical Internal Medicine program is three years. Under the Department of Medicine is a one year transitional program. A three year cardiology fellowship began July 2007 and a two year pulmonary fellowship began in July 2008.
When does the program start?
The first year residents arrive for an orientation day, foundational curricula, ACLS course, PALS course, and computer education. The residency program officially starts each year on July 1.
Where is the primary teaching location?
The primary site for all hospital rotations and most electives is on the campus of the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. The Graduate School of Medicine building is attached to the hospital and houses the Department office, Resident's office, and classroom. The Department of Medicine classroom is fully equipped with a DLP, internet and cable access, audience response system, Quiz Bowl, on-line hospital X-ray and lab viewing. We have a well equipped Simulation Center. There is no VA medical center and no US government affiliation.
What is the program completion rate?
Our completion rate (successful completion of the entire three year program) over the past three years is over 95%.
What are the salary and benefits?
Please follow this link for salary and benefit information. Benefits include free parking, on-call meal allowance, major medical and disability insurance (resident shares cost). We also have a CME allowance of up to $1,500 for PGY II or III residents to cover CME or approved research presentations. Also covered is MKSAP for PGY II residents. Vacation is three weeks/year and 12 days of accrued sick time/year.
What is the program's certification status?
We are certified by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) for a maximum of 27 Medicine Residents. (The total number of residents at the Knoxville campus is 188.) We are fully approved, with our site visit completed in August 2008.
Where May I review the 'Resident Letter of Agreement?'
Resident Letter of Agreement (.pdf)
This is a letter (used in place of a contract) that all residents need to agree to and sign before starting our program. The NRMP requires applicants to be informed of conditions of employment prior to the Match. Before ranking any program it is suggested to read the program's Agreement Letter. Please call Sissy Ensor at the number below if there are any questions.
Where should I go to for advice?
At a Clerkship directors of Internal Medicine National meeting, several Medicine Residency Program directors gave advice on how to apply to their IM programs.
Where may I find more information?
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