Diversity/Groups Underrepresented in Medicine

The College values diversity in its medical education programs. Individuals from different backgrounds and experiences not only enhance the quality of education for all students, but also translate into graduates who are more effective and better prepared to serve multiple patient populations. The UT Health Science Center College of Medicine actively encourages applications from members of groups who are underrepresented in medicine, e.g., students from ethnic minority groups underrepresented in medicine, rural areas, disadvantaged socioeconomic or educational backgrounds, or students with past or present military service. The Committee on Admissions evaluates nonacademic, as well as, academic factors in the selection process, with consideration being given to the unique backgrounds and challenges of these applicants. Among American medical schools, the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine is a national leader in the admissions, matriculation, and graduation of students from groups underrepresented in medicine.

Contact Us

College of Medicine

Office of Admissions

Medical Center Plaza
910 Madison Ave, Suite 500
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5559
Fax: 901-448-1740

Admissions Coordinator:
Diane Harris

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs:
Nelson Strother

Executive Dean:
David M. Stern, M.D.