Ascension Saint Thomas (AST) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have an established partnership in Middle Tennessee for training medical residents in a variety of specialties. Future plans include expansion in research collaboration, dental education and health professions education. This partnership creates the new Nashville Campus for UTHSC.
Ascension Saint Thomas
Ascension Saint Thomas is a family of Middle Tennessee hospitals united by a single mission: to provide spiritually centered, holistic care that sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. Ascension Saint Thomas is the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee and is a part of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in the United States.
We are committed to healing and dedicated to service, especially to persons who are poor or needy, reflecting the spiritual core of our mission, vision and values. Our family of nine hospitals includes Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown, and Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery in Nashville; Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman in Centerville, Ascension Saint Thomas Stones River in Woodbury, Ascension Saint Thomas DeKalb in Smithville, Ascension Saint Thomas River Park in McMinnville, and Ascension Saint Thomas Highlands in Sparta. For more information, visit https://healthcare.ascension.org/
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate and selected baccalaureate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or health professions students -- in addition to medical residents and fellows -- at its major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100 years, UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 57,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu. Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/uthsc, on Twitter: twitter.com/uthsc and on Instagram: instagram.com/uthsc.