University of Tennessee, College of Medicine Admission
University of Tennessee, College of Medicine Undergraduate Program
University of Tennessee, College of Medicine Application
The University of Tennessee is a rather, large, public institution located in the city of Memphis, Tennessee, and has a combined graduate and undergraduate population of over 22,000 students. The university's College of Medicine, however, is significantly smaller, and is home to about 686 graduate medical students. The average age of enrollment is around 24, and it is fairly rare for any of the students to enter the school directly from their undergraduate education. The school is perhaps best known for its diversity, as well as for its emphasis on the medical research sciences. Aside from the basic MD degree, the school offers a joint degree in the MD/PhD in the areas of family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, medicine and pediatrics, as well as ob/gyn.
Admission to the University of Tennessee's College of Medicine is quite competitive among the many students who apply; last year, over 1,700 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 150 of those students were accepted. Eventually however, only about 80 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming semester. The admitted students had average MCAT scores of about 10.8 in Biology, 10.5 in Physics, and 9.8 in Verbal, as well as an average undergraduate GPA of about a 3.6. Students are notified of their admissions status on a rolling basis, and there is currently no early application program in place.
The College of Medicine has about 1,700 faculty members, all of whom come from relatively diverse medical and academic backgrounds. The school also boasts a very manageable student to faculty ratio of about 2:1, and the small classes allow plenty of discussion and interaction between students and their professors.
Graduates of the College of Medicine often go on to be accepted into some of the most prestigious and competitive residency programs in the nation, and most frequently specialize in the areas of internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice, ob/gyn, surgery, radiology, as well as medicine and pediatrics.
Students are required to complete extensive clinical programs including two months each of family medicine, general medicine, ob/gyn, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, and one month clerkships in family medicine, medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, ob/gyn, as well as surgery. Students complete their clinical clerkships at affiliated facilities including various overseas facilities.
"The clinical programs are absolutely fantastic, and you get a real sense of what your residency will be like."
"There are a lot of faculty members who are always there for you, which is nice."
"The administration actually is very attentive to the needs of students."
"There isn't much financial aid available for students who need it."
"Students can be quite competitive, and often it gets in the way."
"I wish there were more internships available, but there's simply no time."
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