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Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Our mission is to develop independent, professional physicians capable of confidently and competently delivering compassionate care in all settings and all scenarios in order to better the community in which we live and serve.

Established in 1982
Over 300 Internists/Pediatricians trained
> 48 total residents

Med-Peds residents at UTHSC enjoy a dynamic and challenging curriculum, a wide variety of pathologies at a number of hospitals, and hands-on experience in all clinical fields.

The pediatrics and internal medicine departments at UT offer the Med-Peds residents many opportunities for the pursuit of individual goals, such as research or subspecialty training.

Why Memphis?

Downtown memphis image from Mud Island

Memphis is a truly incredible town with so much to offer! Catch dinner at the iconic Majestic Grille before taking in a Grizzlies NBA game at the FedEx Forum. Learn the history of Memphis music at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Stax Records, and Sun Studio. Soak in the sun at Shelby Farms or the Big River Crossing. Enjoy shopping at our Bass Pro Shop, housed in the tenth-tallest pyramid in the world, then explore the nightlife on historic Beale Street.

Those are just a few reasons Memphis was named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s 23 Best Places to Go in 2023. Our UT Health Science Center was also named the ninth safest college in America by

But most of all, Memphis is the healthcare hub of the Mid-South's large and diverse population.

You can find UT Health Science Center faculty, residents, fellows, and staff at:

Memphis is THE place to be!

Desiree Burroughs-Ray Named Woman Physician of the Year by Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians

faculty imageDesiree Burroughs-Ray, MD, MPH assistant professor for Internal Medicine-Pediatrics and Faculty Well-Being Champion for the Internal Medicine residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine Memphis, has been named Woman Physician of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). She was formally recognized with the honor during the organization’s chapter meeting last month.

The Woman Physician of the Year designation honors a woman physician with a distinguished career in areas of exceptional patient care, medical education, and/or research. The honor is part of the organization’s annual Chapter Awards. The awards recognize members of the Tennessee Chapter who have provided distinguished service to their chapter and community and upheld the high ideals and professional standards of the organization, according to organization’s website. Read more

Mar 1, 2024