Medical Student Education
Note: Visiting Student Applicants -- If your campus participates in the Visiting Student Application System, you may apply accordingly..
Click here to view the UT 2017-2018 Medical Student Block Schedule. We strongly advise students to follow our block schedule when requesting senior rotations at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Campus.
Each year approximately 200 -225 different medical students from schools across the United States elect clinical rotations at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga. Our primary clinical training site and affiliated hostpital is the Erlanger Health System. Medical students are considered part of the health care team and receive individualized attention from faculty. Many of our students remain in Chattanooga for residency training as a direct result of their clinical rotations.
The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga offers training to junior and senior medical students from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, as well as to senior medical students from other U.S. medical schools. UT students from Memphis are able to elect their entire clinical training in the last two years at any UT campus. Chattanooga offers all required rotations for junior and senior UT medical students. Junior students from Memphis are able to participate in required Core Clerkships (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Ambulatory Medicine, Neurology, and Psychiatry). Students from Memphis may also elect other required rotations in Chattanooga: Medicine Specialties Clerkship, Surgical Subspecialties Clerkship, and the Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Clerkship. In addition, the Chattanooga campus offers about 40 additional specialty and subspecialty electives for seniors throughout the U.S.
Non-UT students may elect up to three four-week rotations in Chattanooga during their senior year. They must meet eligibility requirements in accordance with UT and individual department guidelines. All allopathic and osteopathic visiting students must apply via the AAMC's VSAS system. Their dean's offices should be able to assist them in completing the application process. International students may apply via a pdf application, but must also meet all UT eligibility requirements.
With funding from Erlanger, UT and non-UT medical students are provided parking at no cost during rotations, $60 each four-week block to help toward meals in the Erlanger Employee Cafeteria or national brand restaurants in the Erlanger Medical Mall (via a swipe card), and 24-hour access to the Erlanger Medical Library. Housing for up to 28 UT students is provided by UT.
The housing is provided on a space available basis, in 14 two-bedroom, modestly furnished units at the Hayden Place Apartments in Chattanooga (just north of the river from downtown Chattanooga).
First priority is to M3 UT students
Second priority is to M4 UT students
UT students who intend to complete most of their Clerkship and Elective rotations in Chattanooga are expected to provide their own housing at their expense. Students are not permitted to stay longer than six blocks in these apartments. This helps us provide housing for those who do not have other options.
Click on the menu links to the left for a complete list of clerkships and electives, as well as how visiting medical students outside the University of Tennessee System can apply for rotations.
UT Students needing medical care or treatment while rotating in Chattanooga should contact the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Student Health Services for an appointment, identifying themselves as a UTHSC medical student. The phone # is 423.425.2266. UTC and UTHSC have an agreement whereby UT medical students will not be charged for basic medical services provided by Student Health.
Visiting students and UT students may choose to seek medical care or treatment from our UT Family Practice Center at their own expense. For anyone electing to use the UTFP, the student will need to schedule an appointment, identifying themselves as a medical student and bringing a health insurance card to the appointment, since personal health insurance will be billed and any charge not covered by insurance will be the responsibility of the student. The phone # is 423.778.UTFP (8837). If you have problems getting an appointment or do not get a phone call back, please contact Sharron Skoretz, C-TAGME, Family Medicine Residency Coordinator, so she can assist. Students may also choose to seek medical care from other providers in the area, but would need to determine physicians in network for their individual health insurance providers.
*Please note that students should not seek treatment from a faculty member who might be supervising them as a student.
Contact Danielle Dillard in the Office of Graduate and Medical Student Education, regarding all other medical student questions regarding rotations in Chattanooga. Phone: (800) 947-7823, ext. 7442, or (423) 778-7442. Email: Danielle.Dillard@erlanger.org or MSE@erlanger.org.