The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis includes the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Its pediatric residency program is affiliated with Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and residents in pediatrics, radiology, and other fields spend time working at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There are also graduate medical education programs in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville, family medicine centers in Knoxville, Jackson and Memphis, and public and continuing education programs across the state. The Health Science Center is part of the statewide, multi-campus University of Tennessee system. As of 2010, US News and World Report ranked the College of Pharmacy 16th among American pharmacy schools.
The Health Science Center offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science (in certain fields), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Science, and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D). Additional combined degree programs, such as DNP/Ph.D, MD/Ph.D, and Pharm.D/Ph.D are also offered.
For medical school graduates, the office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) oversees 55 different residency programs & fellowships on the UTHSC campus. The UT GME Program is statewide with approximately 900 residents training in participating hospitals located in Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville.