Dr. Peter Buckley, Chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
UTHSC aims to improve human health through education, research, clinical care and public service.
Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Dr. Peter Buckley, Chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and welcomes him to Memphis, Tennessee, after being named the 11th Chancellor and stepping into the role on February 1, 2022. During the interview, Dr. Buckley shares some of his background growing up in Ireland and becoming a psychiatrist who specializes in schizophrenia, moving to the USA and becoming a citizen, and why he is excited to step into the role as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He provides an overview for UTHSC, talks about the significance of their different programs and their role in not only training medical professionals but ensuring our citizens across the state and nation have access to medical professionals and care, as well. He talks about some of the different initiatives they are working on, like with dentists, to increase the number of graduates and also increase access in rural areas, identified as dental deserts. He also talks about the importance of increasing diversity and collaboration in the community, and much more.
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