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Graduate Medical Education Chattanooga

Welcome to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Chattanooga Graduate Medical Education.

Currently, the UTHSC College of Medicine Chattanooga is approved as a Sponsoring Institution for ACGME-accredited GME training programs and holds Continued Accreditation and Commendation without any citations (as of January 18, 2022).  

 

194 Residents and Fellows
22 Total GME Programs:  16 ACGME-Accredited  Programs [10 Residency, including one program pending approval, and 6 Fellowship Programs] and 6 Non-Standard Programs 
In partnership with our primary clinical training site, Erlanger Health System

 

Overview ... What is GME?

Graduate Medical Education (GME) is the Graduate Medical Education training of physicians who are pursuing residency and fellowship specialty training following graduation from medical school. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is a statewide system with campuses in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. The University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to sponsor residency and fellowship programs.   Currently we have 198 Residents and Fellows enrolled in our GME Programs.

In January 2022, the ACGME and its Institutional Review Committee (IRC) again awarded Continued Accreditation for our institution based on the review of all our ACGME WebAds annual updates. We were also commended for meeting all institutional accreditation standards without any citations.

The Chief Executive Officer and Dean of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga is James W. Haynes, MD, MBA, FAAFP.  Dr. Haynes is also Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and served as Chair of the Department until his appointment as Dean on September 1, 2022. 

The Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for our campus, recognized by the ACGME, is Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CHCP, who also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, including undergraduate medical education for students and graduate medical education for residents and fellows. A core faculty of approximately 140 paid physicians is joined by more than 300 physicians who volunteer their support and represent the major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. The Chairs of the UT College of Medicine - Chattanooga Departments report directly to our Dean and not to the chairs of corresponding departments at the main medical school campus in Memphis.

The Office of Graduate and Medical Student Education administers medical student rotations as well as the residency and fellowship programs for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga.  Administrative Staff include:

  • Tiffany Nabors, CMA, AAMA:  Medical Student Services Specialist, 423.778.7442 (Main GME/UME Phone)
  • Jacqueline Hogan, CAP: GME Financial Specialist, 423.778.3899
  • GME Lead Coordinator (Position is being recruited):   423.778.3894
  • Pamela D. Scott, C-TAGME:  Director, Graduate and Medical Student Education, 423.778.7673

We are also actively recruiting a full-time GME Advocate/Counselor who will be located within the GME Office area.  This individual will be available for individual counseling and support sessions as well as providing didactics and other group discussions for departmental and programs.  Once the Counselor is in place, communication with the GME Advocate/Counselor will be absolutely confidential, and no one else will have access to the counselor's phone or email.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga is part of a Statewide System of Graduate Medical Education. Click on the links below to view additional UT GME Programs at the other campuses:

Nov 28, 2022