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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Mar 30, 2023  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Comparative and Experimental Medicine

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Stephen A. Kania, Director of Graduate Studies


Comparative and Experimental Medicine MS
  Forensic Odontology concentration  
Comparative and Experimental Medicine PhD
Comparative and Experimental Medicine/Veterinary Medicine PhD-DVM


Comparative and Experimental Medicine (MS and PhD) is an intercollegiate program administered by the UT Graduate School through the College of Veterinary Medicine. It serves to prepare students for teaching and/or research careers in the health sciences. This program emphasizes the comparative approach to the study of biomedical science. The PhD program is open to approved graduate students seeking training in this area and is especially useful for individuals with professional degrees. For the student with an undergraduate biological science background, the Comparative and Experimental Medicine program provides an unusual opportunity to study disease processes common in humans and animals from a multidisciplinary perspective. The scope of this intercollegiate program, which pools faculty resources from both veterinary and human medicine, is broadened by faculty members representing public health and numerous areas of the life sciences. The interdisciplinary training environment includes such diverse support as facilities and personnel at the Veterinary Medical Center, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Knoxville, life sciences departments, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Tickle College of Engineering, and the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.

Comparative and Experimental Medicine - Graduate School of Medicine: Participating departments include Anesthesia, Dentistry, Medicine, Medical Genetics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Radiology, and Surgery.

Comparative and Experimental Medicine - Veterinary Medicine: Participating departments include Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, and Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

For additional information, write to the Office of Research and Graduate Programs, 2407 River Drive, Rm. A102, Knoxville, TN 37996 or access the program website

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