Skip to content

Other ways to search: Events Calendar | UTHSC News


Working together to transform lives and build healthy communities.

The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service.

More than 3,000 students in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville
More than 1,416 residents and fellows training in 87 ACGME programs
Contributes $4 billion to the Tennessee economy
In FY 2021, UTHSC faculty received over $133 million in external funding for research.



UTHSC values excellence, caring, respect, health equity, integrity, diversity and knowledge.

As the flagship statewide, public, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care and public service. Employing more than 6,000 people on its faculty, staff and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, UTHSC contributes more than $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

In 1911, the University of Tennessee first launched its Memphis campus, dedicating it solely to health science education and research. Seed programs in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy quickly flourished, and within a few short years, new programs were initiated in health professions, graduate health sciences and nursing. Each of those programs grew to become a college in its own right.

In 1963, the UT Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, based at the UT Medical Center, became part of the UT Health Science Center. In 1974, the UT College of Medicine in Chattanooga, based at Erlanger Health System, joined the UTHSC system.

In 2014, Saint Thomas Health in Nashville began collaborating with UTHSC to create a Nashville campus.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, UTHSC offers four undergraduate and more than 30 graduate or professional degrees, and has more than 50 endowed professorships, including 19 Chairs of Excellence. 

Memphis Colleges


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Memphis campus comprises six colleges – Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The Memphis Core Teaching Hospitals:


The Health Science Center’s six colleges and four campuses pursue basic science, translational and clinical research. UTHSC investigators are supported by both government and private funding sources.

Each fiscal year, UTHSC generates more than $300 million in sponsored programs, which includes grants and contracts to support its research, education and training, and service missions. Extramural research grants and contracts have grown 50% over the past five years, reaching a record in FY21 that exceeded $126 million in annual awards.

Public Service

UTHSC holds a yearly Campus Food Drive and United Way Campaign  to help others and strengthen our community.

Health Career Programs (HCP) prepares the next generation of individuals to become culturally competent and relevant healthcare professionals and educators.

The Clinica Esperanza is a primary care clinic run by UTHSC College of Medicine students, residents, and faculty that offers free services to underserved, uninsured Latino adults. 

The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center is a student-run pro bono clinic founded to serve the underinsured or uninsured children of the Mid-South from birth to 18 years.

Feb 6, 2023