Best Medical Schools in Tennessee

By | April 29, 2018

Welcome to Tennessee best medical schools. Our rankings are based on alumni reviews, research scores received, peer institution assessment and admissions statistics including averaged MCAT scores, undergraduate GPA as well as acceptance rates. Below we list top medical schools in Tennessee that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.

  • TIMEDICTIONARY: Overview of major cities and towns in Tennessee. Includes history, population and geographical map of Tennessee.
National Ranking Best Medical Programs
14 Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Acceptance rate: 5.6%
MCAT composite score: 11.6
Tuition: Full-time: $41,300
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.80
Total medical school enrollment: 436
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 5.2:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $353.9
79 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis, TN)
Acceptance rate: 20.4%
MCAT composite score: 10.0
Tuition: Full-time: $28,510 (in-state), Full-time: $56,500 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.64
Total medical school enrollment: 650
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.2:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $38.6
96 Lincoln Memorial University (DeBusk) (Harrogate, TN)
Acceptance rate: 9.1%
MCAT composite score: 8.0
Tuition: Full-time: $36,464
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.39
Total medical school enrollment: 617
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.1:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $0.0

Tennessee Recent History

During the years of the Great Depression, a huge work was done in the state to create a complex of waterworks and power plants (known as the Tennessee Valley Authority), which provided energy not only to Tennessee, but also to neighboring Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky. The abundance of cheap electricity was one of the factors due to which it was in Tennessee in 1942 that the construction of the Oak Ridge complex began, which produced materials for the nuclear weapons created in the United States as part of the “Manhattan Project”.

In the postwar years, Tennessee played a very important role in the civil rights movement. Many well-known fighters against racial segregation studied here, including the organizer of the “bus boycott” in Alabama, Rosa Parks. The 1960 black student sit-in in Nashville is one of the most famous episodes in the struggle for the rights of African Americans.

On March 29, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister and probably the most famous and popular leader of the civil rights movement in the United States, was assassinated in Memphis. His death sparked a wave of protests and race riots in Washington DC, Chicago, Baltimore, Louisville and many other cities in the United States. A tribute to the memory of an outstanding political figure was the adoption by the US federal government of a law in 1983 to include another one in the list of national holidays of the United States of America – Martin Luther King Day, which is celebrated annually on the third Monday of January.

In the sixties and seventies, one of the most popular and successful American singers of the 20th century, Elvis Presley, lived in the Graceland estate near Memphis. Here the “King of Rock and Roll” died (in 1977) and was buried. Now Graceland is a museum with the status of a National Historic Landmark of the United States, which is visited annually by more than six hundred thousand people.