The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

Prospective Residents, Fellows, and Students

The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) is the East Tennessee region's only academic medical center. Our mission of serving the region through healing, education, and discovery is made possible through the partnership of University Health System, Inc. and the UT Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, which is a regional campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN

The University of Tennessee Medical Center

For over 60 years, UTMC has been a leader in improving the health and wellness of the region and serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky, and Western North Carolina. We are the region's only Academic Medical Center, Magnet recognized hospital, and Level I Trauma Center. Our 715-bed hospital is home to East Tennessee's only dedicated Heart Hospital, adult transplant center, and regional perinatal center. We are proud to be recognized by The Joint Commission/American Heart Association as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and our six Centers of Excellence provide the highest quality of specialized services to patients

As a medical facility built on the traditions of teaching, we offer an extensive, diverse clinical environment. From physicians to technologists, our faculty and health educators are responsible for the training and development of the entire spectrum of health providers, researchers, and professionals.

Close proximity to the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory allows our faculty to cultivate research efforts and interests with some of the nations' top scientific innovators. Intercollegiate programs with the UT College of Veterinary Medicine prepare students for research careers in comparative and experimental medicine.

National Recognitions

We have earned both state and national recognition for the quality and safety of our care, research efforts, and educational programs. U.S. News and World Reports ranks us as the #2 hospital in Tennessee and names us the "Best Hospital" in the East Tennessee region. Two of our adult care specialties, Pulmonology and Nephrology, are recognized as high performing as well as nine subspecialties: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery. (U.S. News and World Reports, 2017). Our hospital is a recognized ANCC Magnet Program and received the 2016 TNCPE Excellence Award. We are the first educational institute that is accredited by the American College of Surgeons in the state of Tennessee for advances in medical simulation

The Graduate School of Medicine

We have ten academic departments with more than 400 full-time and volunteer teaching physicians, dentists, and researchers. Approximately 224 residents and fellows currently train in 15 ACGME-accredited specialty and subspecialty programs, and 16 residents train in CODA-accredited general dentistry and AAOMS accredited oral and maxillofacial surgery programs.

Medical Student Education

Third-year medical students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center perform core clerkships with our faculty in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, pediatrics, neurology, and psychiatry.

Fourth-year electives are offered to encompass all specialties and subspecialties and are available to medical students across the country.

Undergraduate Student Programs

The Medical Explorations Program is available to college students who want exposure to a variety of medical professions. Summer research opportunities are awarded to medical students through the I. Reid Collmann, M.D. Medical Student Educational Endowment.


Student Education
Residency Program

Nursing Care

Nurse Anesthesia Concentration (NBCRNA)
Perioperative RN Residency Program

Pastoral Care

Clinical Pastoral Care Education Residency Program

Health Professional Career Training

Physician Assistant
Computerized Tomography
Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
Vascular Interventional
Radiography Technology
Surgical Technology

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Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 | 865-305-9290

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