Top Medical Schools In Tennessee

by David Paul Krug

Tennessee Offers Quality Medical Schools
Doctors retire or decide to go into other disciplines, such as research. This means there is always a need for more doctors. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the need for both doctors and surgeons will continue to increase in the state. The government agency predicts a 26% increase in state need for doctors by 2016.

While the state doesn’t have a large number of medical training programs, the universities in Tennessee that do offer MD (medical doctor) degrees are considered some of the most highly-rated medical training programs in the nation.

While over 1,000 applications a year are received by the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, only 6% of applicants are admitted to the medical program. The focus is on rural medicine and primary care.

Over 400 students attend the Nashville campus of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. Of all US medical schools, according to “U.S. News & World Report,” this private medical institution ranks 42nd with regard to primary care and 15th with regard to research. Vanderbilt School of Medicine chooses their medical students with care. Only 5-9% of those who apply for admission to the medical program are admitted.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine medical program works with over 600 medical students. Only 12% of applicants are accepted into the medical program. After two years in basics of anatomy, community-based health programs, diagnosis, prevention and science, students spend two years in clinic rotations.

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