Category: Education


College of Medicine Hosts Third-Annual Learning and Engagement for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) Program

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The UT Health Science Center College of Medicine’s Office of Admissions hosted the third-annual Learning and Engagement for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) program in collaboration with Memphis-Shelby County Schools. LEAP aims to introduce underrepresented students from across Memphis who aspire to become physicians to the field of medicine. This year’s program partnered with the district’s College… Read More


Advisory Board Approves Tuition Increase, One Component of Long-Range Budget-Balancing Strategy

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In a special meeting, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board last month unanimously approved a recommendation to be advanced to the UT Board of Trustees for a 2.9 percent across-the-board tuition increase for Fiscal Year 2024-25.  The proposal, which must be approved by the UT Board of Trustees, is part of an overall… Read More


College of Nursing’s Rural Outreach Making Impact

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Celecia Osborne, BSN, RN, has worn many hats during her career, including certified nursing assistant, health coach, and high school Spanish teacher. Her role in the rural outreach efforts of University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing allows her to use all her experience to reach underserved communities. “What’s always been on my… Read More


President of the Southern Medical Association Inspired by Late Mom to ‘Be the Doctor I Never Had’

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Christopher Jackson, MD, was inspired by his grandparents to pursue medicine, especially his grandmother, who was a nurse. “She was the first person in my life who told me I could be a physician, and after she passed away, I wanted to pay homage to her desire for me to be a part of health… Read More


Memphis Mayor Advocates for City and UT Health Science Center Connection During Student-Hosted Campus Visit

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Students in the College of Medicine were brought a message of encouragement and opportunity by the recently elected mayor of Memphis, Paul Young, during his recent visit to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Memphis campus, where he highlighted the importance of the institution’s ties to the city. Hosted by the UT Health Science… Read More


Dr. Les Binkley Demonstrates Dedication in All He Does

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Lesley Binkley, DDS, a University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry graduate and longtime faculty member, embodies a life of service, laughter, and generosity that extends far beyond the dental chair.  Dr. Binkley has practiced periodontics in Memphis for the last 45 years, but his roots in Tennessee run even more deeply than… Read More


Match Day 2024 a Triumph for Tennessee’s Medical Future

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Amid the blooming views of the Memphis Botanic Garden and in celebrations echoing statewide, 173 medical students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine gathered Friday, March 15, for Match Day 2024. Match Day is an annual rite of passage for medical students nationwide who discover where they will spend the… Read More


College of Pharmacy Implements Lab Rotation Program for PhD Students

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The UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is implementing a new option for PhD students to earn their degree. Previously, direct placement in one specific lab was the only option for prospective PhD students entering the graduate program. However, since the fall of 2023, prospective graduate students can choose their… Read More