Category: Education


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College of Nursing Introduces New 12-Month BSN Program

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Beginning this fall, the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will transition it’s BSN program into a 12-month program of study. “We are so excited to move toward our 12-month, concept-based curriculum. Faculty, staff, and leadership have been working for well over a year to bring this new innovative program to our… Read More


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New UTHSC Advisory Board Holds Initial Meeting January 10

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An advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center resulting from the UT FOCUS Act passed by the state legislature in 2018 will hold its inaugural meeting in Nashville on January 10, 2019. The meeting will take place in the boardroom at Delta Dental of Tennessee, 240 Venture Circle, beginning at 7 a.m.… Read More


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UTHSC Physician Assistant Program Achieves 100% First-Time Board Pass Rate

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Graduates from the 2018 cohort of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Physician Assistant Program, which included 25 students, earned a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The UTHSC PA Program was the only program that graduated students in 2018 with a 100% pass rate. Issued by the… Read More


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Pediatric Acute Care Graduate Brings Awareness to Smoking Cessation

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Jamila Smith-Young graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in microbiology and began her career doing asthma research before interning with the pulmonary unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Eight years later, through a quality improvement project, she is changing the way the pulmonary division interacts with patients whose parents smoke.… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Cares for Well-Being of Students

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Soon after starting her clinical rotations in 2017, third-year College of Medicine student Anh Vo felt something was missing. The clinical work was stressful, she didn’t get to see her classmates, and everything seemed new and unfamiliar. She approached her faculty adviser with an idea — starting an informal group meeting so medical classmates could… Read More


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Physician Assistant Program Raises Profile on Campus, Across the State

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Moving from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions into the College of Medicine was a critical turning point for the Physician Assistant (PA) program. Not only did it help the program increase its visibility to physicians on campus, it did the same with partner hospitals and clinics across the state.… Read More


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Wells Named First Heber Simmons, Jr., Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

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The College of Dentistry has named Martha Wells, DMD, MS, as its first Heber Simmons, Jr., Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Wells is the director of Graduate Pediatric Dentistry and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health. The Heber Simmons, Jr., Endowed Professorship of Pediatric Dentistry was established… Read More


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UTHSC Celebrates Dedication of Methodist University Hospital Shorb Tower

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, commended partners Methodist University Hospital during a dedication ceremony held December 12 of their nearly completed $275 million Shorb Tower. The dedication was part of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s year-long centennial celebration. “Methodist has created an environment of cutting edge patient care, a robust… Read More