Welcome to the 901
From historic Beale Street and a vibrant downtown scene to the natural wonders of Shelby Farms, one of the nation’s largest urban parks, Memphis boasts a rich history in music, art, food, commerce and civil rights. With all the amenities of a large city, and the comforts of small town living, Memphis tops the list of places where Millennials are putting down roots. This influx blended with life-long residents creates an interesting and distinct confluence of cultures, inextricably woven into the fabric of Memphis’ history and its vibe today. It’s a city with heart and soul, manifested in its people, places, food, culture and history.
Memphis is also widely recognized as one of the nation’s top health care communities, with world-renowned hospital systems and outstanding institutions of higher education. Memphis is the home of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the renowned pediatric cancer research center.
Memphis is also home to Baptist Memorial Health Care, one of the premier health care systems in the nation comprised of an award-winning network of 22 hospitals, hundreds of clinics and dozens of specialty facilities dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality care for patients.
Doctors and health care facilities are consistently ranked highly nationwide by ratings agencies and the health care industry in Memphis has grown in the last decade, despite the challenges of the pandemic and an economic recession. From trauma care to orthopedics, Memphis has emerged as a leader on many medical fronts. All of these factors contribute to the extraordinary quality of life from which the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine students, faculty and staff will benefit.