Medical Schools in Tennessee
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
178 Maple Avenue
Mountain Home, TN 37684
Campus location(s): Johnson City
The East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that welcomed its inaugural class in 1978. The Quillen College of Medicine hopes to train primary care physicians and wants to increase the number of doctors in rural communities. ETSU has a strong preference for in-state residents and applicants from the Appalachian region. Outside of academics, students spend time attending social events put on by the school, participate in organizations, or volunteer!
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
1005 Dr DB Todd Jr Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
Campus location(s): Nashville
The School of Medicine of Meharry Medical College is a 4-year MD-granting program that welcomed its first class in 1876. Meharry Medical College is an HBCU that is committed to education for African Americans and serving the underserved, although each class at Merharry has a mix of different races and cultures present. Students volunteer at the student run Salt Wagon Clinic providing care for the underinsured. Each year Meharry provides over 35 million dollars in uncompensated care. Many students are involved in student-run organizations and in the community. Three out of every four Meharrians return to urban or rural communities to practice.
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
910 Madison Avenue Suite 1031
Memphis, TN 38163
Campus location(s): Memphis
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that traces its roots back to 1876. Students at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine spend their first two years in Memphis for their preclinical years. Then clerkships can be completed in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, or Nashville. The College of Medicine provides many research opportunities for students, including at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The University of Tennessee College of Medicine has many clubs on campus for students to participate in, including a Women in Medicine Club.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
2209 Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240
Campus location(s): Nashville
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that welcomed its first students in 1874. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Curriculum 2.0 has four courses that are involved in each year of medical schools including: Core Clinical Curriculum (commonly seen cases), Foundations of Health Care Delivery, Learning Communities, and Research. Vanderbilt University has a commitment to diversity, and 20 percent of their incoming class is from groups underrepresented in medicine. Students have many opportunities to be involved on campus, whether that be at the Shade Tree Clinic that provides care to the underinsured, attending the Cadaver Ball, or participating in a club. Also, students at VUSM are sorted into colleges, and each year they compete for the College Cup and Olympic Style Day.
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy
Harrogate, TN 37752
Campus location(s): Harrogate
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is a 4-year DO-granting program that matriculated its inaugural class in 2007. DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine hopes to train physicians to serve the Appalachian Region and beyond, as well as to enhance the care of the underserved. Lincoln Memorial University allows student to receive their medical education in an interprofessional environment, preparing them for the future. The school requires all students to do rural underserved inpatient and outpatient rotations. Rotations can be completed in a number of areas such as Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and Virginia. The College of Osteopathic Medicine gives each student an academic advisor their first year and provides a Student Assistance Program—a 24-hour program for students who are struggling.