About the Program

Housed on the campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the six-month program’s objective is to stimulate and encourage minority and under-represented individuals’ interests in professional healthcare programs by exposing qualified participants to the different doctorate degrees available. (Students selected for the program will represent minority (non-Caucasian or female), rural, economically-disadvantaged, and/or first-generation students of ANY racial background.) Usually held from January to June, each monthly session is filled with fun activities, guest speakers, and a chance to win some cool prizes! In addition, community service projects and/or social events are held monthly.

 future doctors at a session

How do I apply for the Program?
Participants who attend the 2018 Memphis Symposium will be eligible to participate in the 2019 Program without completing a new application. Only a permission form will need to be signed. For those who do not attend, the permission form for the 2019 Program will become available after the 2018 Symposium.

The Program is typically limited to 45 students. Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible when the application process opens because slots fill quickly.