Career Opportunities for Physicians

Are you looking for career opportunities for physicians? Welcome to UT Medical Center — where your career can change your life. At the medical center, you’ll work with some of the most talented and experienced physicians, worldwide. As a member of an academic medical center, you’ll see patients, cases and conditions that you might never encounter anywhere else. And, here, you’ll discover an award-winning working environment, that fosters a culture of professionalism, teamwork and mutual respect. Most of all, you’ll help us advance our mission: To serve through healing, education and discovery.

Karisa Scott, diagnosed with cancer teamed up with UT doctors to beat her cancer

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There are many reasons to consider a career at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Care for a Diverse Population

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a tertiary care referral facility for a population of 1.5 million people in East Tennessee, Southeastern Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The hospital is the only academic medical center in the area and has a long history of providing comprehensive healthcare to the southeast portion of the United States.

Having served the region since 1956, its roots are deep in the community, with its primary facility in Knoxville, and satellite medial plazas throughout the region. The Medical Center serves as a referral center for adults, infants, children and adolescents for the surrounding 21 counties. The hospital is designated as the region’s Level I Trauma Center for adults and children. We care for a diversity of patient illness and maintain a large inpatient general internal medicine admission rate. We have depth and expertise in all medical subspecialties and for all surgical case types.

Practice Award-Winning Medicine

Doctor speaking to woman in hospital bedThrough the UT Graduate School of Medicine, education and research enrich patient care services and provide an unequaled measure of excellence. Volunteer and full-time faculty conduct residency-training programs in anesthesiology, family medicine, general dentistry, general surgery, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, obstetrics, oral surgery, pathology and radiology.

Many of the physicians trained at UT Medical Center remain in the area and establish medical practices throughout East Tennessee. UT Medical Center has been recognized by HCIA and The Health Network as a recipient of the 1999 “100 Top Hospitals” award in the major Teaching Hospitals category. The medical center has also been judged by the University Health Consortium as a Top Performer among 50 Trauma Centers across the nation, and named in the top 10 Telemedicine programs in the United States by Telehealth magazine.



Downtown Knoxville and Smoky Mountains The Tennessee Valley: A Premier Place to Live

 We understand that lifestyle and career options are important issues to physicians and their families. You will find that the Tennessee Valley provides a unique opportunity to have the best of both worlds. Some of the exceptional advantages of living and working in Knoxville include a variety of university events as well as many cultural and family activities. Knoxville has long been recognized as one of the nation’s most livable cities featuring an outstanding education system, a low cost of living and a stable economic climate bolstered by the operations of The University of Tennessee, Tennessee Valley Authority and Oak Ridge National Laboratories and other growing industries in the Tennessee Resource Valley.

 For more information on career opportunities for physicians, visit our Discover a New Career page or contact Human Resources.



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Education is an important part of The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s mission, and the faculty stay on the cutting edge to maintain their role as thought leaders. As a result, they continually review new ways of training, even looking beyond the medical field for innovation.

In the case of Wesley White, MD, that was the sports field. “I wanted to learn more about coaching high-performers using video,” he said. His goal was to use the film in the most effective way possible, but as a surgeon, this was new territory for him.

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