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Clinical Training Sites

Facilities available for clinical training include the Methodist University Hospital (MUH), Regional One Health, the Memphis VA Medical Center (VAMC), the Methodist South Hospital and the outpatient facilities of these institutions.  Regional One has facilities for both indigent and private patients of the staff of the University of Tennessee. In addition, UT includes an NIH supported Clinical Research Center, which has outpatient and inpatient scatter beds where challenging endocrine issues are studied in depth.

The clinical trainee will rotate through the VAMC, Regional One Health and Methodist University Hospital. General endocrinology outpatient clinics meet two days per week at VAMC and Regional One. In addition, 3-4 private endocrine clinics of the faculty are held at the University of Tennessee Medical Center outpatient department. Consultation rounds are held twice a week at each institution for the residents and fellows assigned to that institution. At the VAMC a weekly conference is held prior to the outpatient clinic. In addition, a bi-monthly endocrine teaching conference is held for students and general house staff. An endocrine teaching conference for students, house staff and fellows are held once a week. In addition, tutorial lecture series are held twice a week covering a broad range of endocrine topics.

The VAMC serves as a referral center for a five-state area and has an excellent selection of endocrine case material. A consultative service is maintained for complicated diagnostic and therapeutic studies. The VAMC also includes a dedicated RIA endocrine laboratory, a euglycemic clamp facility and research laboratories including facilities for recombinant DNA work.

The training program incorporates elective rotations through Pediatric Endocrinology, the Memphis Metabolic Bone Center, Reproductive Endocrinology, High-risk OB-GYN, and Medical Nutrition. All fellows also receive core curriculum lectures in ethics, biostatistics, and responsible conduct of human research.

A vigorous didactic component, comprising formal tutorials, integrated conferences, Endocrine Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Mortality and Morbidity conference, is an outstanding feature of the Endocrinology Fellowship Program.

Hospitals

Methodist University HospitalMethodist University Hospital
1265 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 516-7000

Methodist University Hospital (MUH) is a partnership of two healthcare leaders, Methodist Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Located in the medical center and formerly known as Methodist Central, MUH is a 617-bed facility and the principal adult private teaching hospital for UTHSC. Methodist University Hospital provides real-world experiences of managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution.

MUH and UTHSC bring together research, medicine, and innovation. This partnership supports multidisciplinary collaboration among doctors and clinical team members, leading to more advanced medical care for patients.

Memphis VA Medical CenterMemphis VA Medical Center
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 523-8990

Founded in 1922, the Memphis VA Medical Center (VAMC) is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is one of UTHSC's primary adult teaching hospitals.  It offers quality healthcare for the changing medical, surgical, and quality of life needs of the Mid-South men and women who so proudly served our nation.

For the 196,000 veterans from 53 counties in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northwest Arkansas, the VAMC offers a variety of services for both physical and mental health needs.  New programs include those for traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide prevention.

Regional One HealthRegional One Health
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 545-7100

Regional One Health (ROH) was established in 1829, making it the oldest health system in Tennessee.  In addition to being the home of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center, Regional One Health also includes Centers of Excellence in Burn, High-Risk Obstetrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU).  

ROH is the largest medical and surgical teaching site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  More than half of Tennessee's doctors will receive some, if not all, training at ROH.  The partnership between Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center includes the UT Regional One Physicians group, the largest teaching physician group of its kind in the Mid-South.

Outside Methodist South HospitalMethodist South Hospital
1300 Wesley Dr. 
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 516-3700

For over 40 years, Methodist South Hospital has been providing services for the residents of Whitehaven and surrounding areas.  It's services includes a 24-hour emergency room, a certified chest pain center, women's services, a diagnosis center, and a comprehensive wound healing center.

Last Published: Jul 12, 2017