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University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis
  • Year founded: 1911
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University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis (UT-COM)
Allopathic Medical School
Memphis
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  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 95 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $32,430
  • Non - Resident Tuition $66,432
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 509
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 66.9

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 910 Madison Avenue, Suite 520
  • Memphis 38163
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The College of Medicine combines an outstanding educational experience and top quality research with an exciting and comprehensive exposure to health care delivery and community involvement. The College`s programs are located across the state of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Knoxville, Jackson, Nashville and in almost every city/town where students do some of their clinical training with local practioners. The leadership and faculty, dedicated to the four missions of the College, have created an environment that provides our students and trainees with the education and experiences that will make them skilled and compassionate physicians.

Curriculum

The biomedical sciences portion of the curriculum is approximately 72 weeks in duration. The first year curriculum runs from August through March and is devoted to the courses of Prevention, Community and Culture; Doctoring: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms; Gross Anatomy; Molecular Basis of Disease; and Physiology. Although some concepts in the courses of Pathophysiology, Microbiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology are presented in the months of April and May, the sophomore year begins in August and includes these courses and Neurosciences. Students also participate in a series of Clinical Pathology Conferences (CPC), which are integrated small group case discussions focusing around related content from Pathology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology. PCC and DRS continue in the second year in five week-long blocks. Students begin the third year with a week-long DRS/PCC block which focuses on providing clinical skills essential to success in the clerkships. During the clerkships, students focus their attention and efforts on patient problem-solving and experience an increasing level of responsibility throughout the rotations. Student workload in the third year is controlled by the director of each clerkship. The total amount of time allotted for third-year clerkships is 48 weeks, which is taken over a 64-week period. After completion of a minimum of three core clerkships, students may choose one or more electives to enhance their skills and understanding in a specific discipline before completing all six required clerkships. The fourth year is composed of six 4-week clerkships, one week of DRS/PCC, and four 4-week electives. These clerkships allow for increased responsibility in patient care as well as the opportunity to pursue areas of individual interest. The electives provide students with the opportunity to select the clinical or basic science experiences to best meet their particular career goals.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 86
Negatively 2
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.12 95

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.01 73

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More organized day. Some interviewees finished before lunch and could leave after tour. Some had afternoon interviews and had 45 minutes to kill beforehand. Either get everyone on the same schedule or provide more specific time fillers." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was overall a great experience and I am very glad I had the chance to interview here." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are so great and helpful! Dean Strother is so warm and made jokes all morning to loosen us up before our interviews. Sweet man!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"While Dr. Strother is very helpful and a great listener, Ms. Harris is much the opposite. She gave us warnings not to "tell on her," suggesting that someone had done so in the past. She did not listen to questions and throughout the day had an irritated tone. Several of my friends who interviewed agree with me...she needs to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give everyone a raise!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing. Dean Strothers and Ms. Harris are amazing. Diane even gave us her cell phone number on interview day in case we got lost." More from this Member | Report Response

"Offer information online - we don't need that huge folder of information. However, very friendly and" More from this Member | Report Response

"None come to mind. Extremely warm and kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Diane Harris is incredibly warm and accommodating. Impeccably done!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone's interview should be around the same time, to make it a bit more organized" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Mr. Strother and Ms. Harris are awesome. I truly enjoyed my interview day at UT." More from this Member | Report Response

"They did a great job." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are unbelievably wonderful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They're fantastic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"not necessary...well coordinated, friendly, informative, and other good adjectives i can't think of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely the most friendly admissions office by far!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is by far the friendliest admissions staff you will ever encounter." More from this Member | Report Response

"Diane Harris and Mr. Strother are probably the two nicest people you will ever meet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they're amazing!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None... If you apply to UT you will see why. All email, and the admissions coordinator(s) are great!" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How will you handle the finances? (I have a family)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want a career in medicine instead of pursuing research (with extensive research background in my app)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think some of the biggest problems facing healthcare going forward are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Memphis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your study habits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expand more upon your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a WHOLE lot of questions about why I transferred from UT during undergrad. I expected at least one question about it, but not as many as I received." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you applying to UTHSC (as an out-of-stater)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering your five years of work experience, how will your approach your transition back into academics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about an ethical scenario based on doctor's having to perform the lethal injection and if you were ordered by the courts...would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family life and childhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your friends would say they like best about the way you express yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions - abortion, elderly care" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a better applicant this year than last year (I was waitlisted here the year before)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about universal health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal Interview: You can't possibly really want to be a physician, right? I mean you have to tell people they're dying..." More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked about my research activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts about this statement, "Nationalism is an infantile complex."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three attributes a good doctor has." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know Scott Morris?" More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of ethics-jehovah's witness doesn't want blood in an operation, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics ? about Jehovah's witness pt who refused blood for their infant child...very odd question!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you report your best friend for cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why UT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any leadership experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the future of medicine in the USA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Scenario) You are a surgeon and have a patient who is a Jehovah's Witness. He needs you to remove an abdominal tumor to save his life, but he tells you that he tells you not to give him a blood transfusion because it will prevent him from going to Heaven. You know that, even if you are the best surgeon in the world, you may very well need to give him blood during the operation or he will die. How do you approach this situation? What if you are doing the surgery and he is bleeding to death on your operation table?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you make this grade in...." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your study habits? Do you cram for tests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment and failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your greatest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you reading these days?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your college's code of ethis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to the class of 2010?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your epiphany to choose medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a fifteen year old girl comes to you and asks for an abortion without parental consent, what would you do." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most challenging aspect of being a doctor in the 21st century?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think being the child of a doctor has put you under pressure to go into medicine as well? (Basically do I really want to be a doctor or is just because my dad wants me to)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose you major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What reading do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time when you overcame adversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Desribe a difficult time in your life? Do you have any ethical/moral issues that would hinder your role as a physician when treating homosexuals or minorities? (strange question and very open?) How do you handle stress? Discussed his wife and their experience in France. What church do you attend? Why did you major in (non-pre-med major)? How much debt do you have? Do you have kids? Would you perform an abortion? Have you ever had a moral/ethical dilema with classmates or co-workers? Have you ever had a situation where you couldn't tell the truth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Academic: Why did you double major? Personal: What do your parents do? Your brother do? And lots of other general family/background type questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lot of personal questions about my family, what they did, education, where they live, and things like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your support system. What does you sister/brother do? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you address a 15 year-old girl who wants to have an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you want to be a doctor, in no more than one sentence." More from this Member | Report Response

"name a situation when you struggled to be honest" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you tell an adolescent patient that they had HIV? What factors do you consider when offering treatment options?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top three ethical issues faced by physicians? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get to your school? What was the biggest accomplishment you did there? The worst thing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult class? Why? Were there any grades that you recieved that you didn't feel reflected your effort in the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is your family from? What do they do? Describe your family dynamic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your highschool? Do you think your high school prepared you well for college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences in nepal and Brazil" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most impressive thing you have seen in your volunteer experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Academic- So how did you feel that you did on the MCAT Personal- Explain your childhood to me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you have just told a patient that they are HIV positive...describe your next 15 minutes together." More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about HMOs? (e.g. TennCare) How can we get the legistlature to support them more (reimbursements, etc.)?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is one of your most meaningful clinical experiences? (paid medical employment)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergrad grades, why do you think they started to improve so dramatically after a slow start?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go about learning your second language?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you and your fiance think of the city of Memphis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you prepare for exams?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is your low MCAT writing score (N) a result of you not having taken a college-level English course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What value does your knowledge of foreign languages bring to your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Case Study) An elderly lady arrives in the ICU unconscious, without any living will, and needing surgery. You ask her eldest daughter for consent to perform the surgery. She hesitates, but eventually consents after you try to convice her the surgery would help her mother. During the surgery, something goes wrong causing the elderly lady to lose any brain signals and is now her body is on complete artificial life support. She is taking up one of the six ICU beds available, life support is draining her family's finances, and you recommend to the patient's daughter that life support be removed. However, the daughter refuses to listen to anything you or the hospital has to say after loses her mother despite her hesitations. The bioethics committee, the hospital management, and other physicians have tried to convice her to allow them to remove life support. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is unique about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your vision for healthcare reform could be achieved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family, how did they get where they are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I also got the question that built on itself. What would you say if a teenage boy came into the ER stumbling, etc? You found out he was drunk? You found out he was gay and drank to make himself feel better about his parents' reaction? " More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers (a psychiatrist) asked a multi-part question regarding an underage child coming into an ER. Each time I would answer he would add further detail - ie, he is drunk, underage, and was trying to kill himself because his parents kicked him out after he told them he was gay." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quotes - I like quotations so this was fun for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Academic Interview: If you received a 10 million dollar grant from your undergraduate institution, what would you do with it to give back to your school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of ethical issues have you dealt with before? have you dealt with any in the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in "x" years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You enter a room to find your hepatitis patient very distraught because he's been told by a lay chaplain that he's going to hell and that his sickness is punishment for his lifestyle. What do you tell the patient, and how do you handle the lay chaplain" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you make a pie crust? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is with your low MCAT essay score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the future of healthcare in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you give your patients your cell phone number?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A teenager is involved in a MVA and is braindead on life support. Half of the family wants to keep him alive, the other half wants to let him go. What is your role as their doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever noticed how people from different countries all smell differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, tell me a little about this ''Rock Band'' that you are in..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sigmund Freud once said, ''Nationalism is an infantile complex.'' Analyze this statement. (The interviewer said that there was no right or wrong answer; he just wanted to see what I would say.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you get a dog in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you apply for undergrad? What were your SAT and ACT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your younger brother goes to JMU and he's extremely liberal. What was the rational behind that one? (He first asked me to tell me about my family and that somehow came up in conversation. He was curious)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a hepatitis patient that was crying and when you asked him what was wrong he said he was visited by a chaplain who told him he was being punished by God for his homosexual activities, what would you say/do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you write poetry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were not a doctor, and you knew a person who was just diagnosed with HIV, what would you tell them? And then right when I begain to speak, the interviewer started screaming (I'm Kill myself, I'ma kill myself!) At this point I was really thrown. " More from this Member | Report Response

"After all the difficulty of getting into Med school and the huge commitment of time and money, etc.,etc. Why would anyone want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is a physician different from your organic chemistry professor? (he was going for the fact that they are both educators) Totally missed this one, but I was able to recover (I think..)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you were there for somebeody." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study for tests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say your friends like about the way you communicate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you NOT like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't you think you should should focus on getting into the school in your own home state (financially)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on getting a dog in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in charge of distributing 1 million dollars to healthcare, what area of need would you send it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical scenario." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done for someone else lately that went above and beyond the call of duty." More from this Member | Report Response

"If an elderly man is on life suport and the family is split 50/50 about whether or not to take the life support off, how would you as a doctor approach this problem? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You have done a lot of service, did you do it knowing it would help you get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had a patient whose parents refused a blood transfusion for their son because they were Jehovah's Witnesses, how would I handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about your goals being reached and being dissatisfied with the reality of them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you do any extra cirricular reading? (this was probably beacuse verbal was my lowest MCAT score) " More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a doctor and you have a hepatitis patient who you know is HIV positive. He is doing really well with his illness but he all of sudden starts to deteriorate. You go in to see him and you see that he has just talked to the chaplain. He is really upset and you when you ask why, he explains that the chaplain has told him that he is ill because God is punishing him for being homosexual? What do you say to him at that point? What do you say to the chaplain if anything?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any beliefs that would hinder you from performing your duties as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the toughest moral dilemma you have ever experienced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About abortion, kind of a what whould you do question." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are the FP physician and you have just prescribed a very expensive drug to a pt. The patient cannot afford to pay for the medication on his health plan. His wife asks you if you could prescribe the drug to her cause her plan will cover it. What do you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"85 yr old man dying, 1/2 family wants to discontinue care, 1/2 family wants to do everything possible to keep him alive, how do you talk to the family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion, what is the kindest thing someone you know has done for another person." More from this Member | Report Response

"What I like to do for fun. Scenerio: You work in the ER. A man comes in after being beat up by his boyfriend. Describe your conversation with him while you are treating him. Then, a woman comes in after being beaten up by her boyfriend. Describe your conversation with her while you are treating her. (FYI: make sure your answer is the same for both)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: you recently notified your patient of his positive HIV test,he is gay, you enter his room and he is crying, you ask him whats wrong and he says that the chaplin just paid him a visit and told him HIV is God's way of punishing him. how do you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had to work with a colleague who was completely incompetent? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some cultural influences on health, how have you observed this, and how can this be accounted for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that compassion is learned or are you born with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of the blue question. . .do you know anyone or have you worked with people with HIV?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the hardest moment/situation you've ever had to deal with." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to someone who told you not to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done anything in your childhood that you regret and wish that you could take back?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you are given resources to improve your college. What would try to improve and how would you go about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle adversity? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever traveled outside of the country? " More from this Member | Report Response

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Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"n/a" | Report Response

"The cooperative spirit encouraged within the class. The hands on experience during 3rd and 4th years. The variety of pathology encountered on clinical rotations. Ability to complete rotations at several sites within the state of TN." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"lack of coordination/communication" | Report Response

"Nothing." | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"often" | Report Response

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