The University is the state’s oldest and largest public higher education institution, tracing its beginnings to the founding of Blount College in Knoxville in 1794, two years before Tennessee became a state. The UT System was formed in 1968.
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.
Advancing research and economic development is at the core of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's mission. Research funding has directly contributed to UTHSC's long record of accomplishments in basic science, applied clinical and translational research, and public health, allowing us to continue our contributions to the health of the Memphis-area community. Through collaborative relationships with health care partnerships like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, we are well-positioned to pave the way for innovative patient-centered research and development with a clinical and translational focus.
Our employment philosophy is simple. We work every day to attract, hire and retain the best workforce. We don't look for good, we're not impressed by great… we’re in search of excellence! We hire those who are exceptional in their profession, well read, enthusiastic about their work and demonstrate a spirit of teamwork. We believe that innovation is born in an environment that promotes inclusiveness, provides for open communication and acceptance of different ideas.
The mission of the Health Sciences Library is to provide an environment conducive to student learning and the biomedical information resources necessary for teaching, research, service, and patient care, and to support efforts to improve the health of Tennesseans.
Located in the heart of the Memphis Medical District, the Office of Admissions welcomes visitors for the opportunity to get a firsthand view of our university. The Office of Student Affairs and Enrollments Services invites you to schedule a tour to learn more about the numerous programs offered at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
UTHSC Campus Recreation offers many opportunities to carry out a wellness oriented lifestyle whether it is through group fitness, personal training, incentive programs, seminars, or even solo workouts.
We greatly encourage you to live your life to its healthiest while taking part in these enjoyable activities that allow you to enhance yourself through the company of others, connect mentally and reach your physical goals. Come take part in the Fitness and Wellness Programs offered to you at the Fitness Center.
The mission of Campus Recreation is to provide safe, intentional, and enjoyable activities and facilities with an emphasis on students and the UTHSC surrounding community to encourage active healthy lifestyles, foster leadership development, instill an appreciation for diversity, and enhance interpersonal relationships.
As an institution of higher education, the College of Dentistry is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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