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Resident Advisory Board

The Resident Advisory Board (RAB) was established as part of the Well-Being Initiatives for the Chattanooga Campus with representation from each department.  The RAB has worked with the Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education and Well-Being to establish Town Hall sessions that are part of our monthly institutional curriculum series called Healthcare Principles in Practice (HPP).  Each academic year, four Town Hall discussions are held as part of the HPP series as well as a special two-hour interactive orientation session to introduce our Well-Being program to incoming Residents.  The RAB is committed to identifying Well-Being needs and working with University and Erlanger leadership to secure solutions.  Quarterly meetings are held to continue working on these issues and to encourage more interaction at the program level.  Concepts being discussed include well-being days for physician or personal appointments, healthy food options and snacks available-particularly during the 1 - 6 AM period when the Erlanger cafeteria is not open, improved gym or workout/walking area within the Erlanger complex, security issues within the hospital and external parking areas, and needed improvement in physician-staff communication and a best practice system of communicating call schedules and assignments.

The Resident Advisory Board includes peer-selected representatives from each department and/or program.  The House Staff Association officers are also members of the RAB.  The RAB is chaired by the House Staff Association President.  The RAB meets quarterly with the Assistant Dean for Medical Students and Well-Being, the Dean, the Associate Dean/DIO, GME Lead Coordinator, GME Financial Specialist, and the Director of Graduate & Medical Student Education. 

Scheduled Resident Advisory Board Meeting Dates (all meetings will be conducted via Zoom until further notice):   

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 @ 4:30 pm 
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 4:30 pm 
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 @4:30 pm 
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 4:30 pm (An in-person, combined meeting of the UT-Erlanger Well-Being Task Force and the Resident Advisory Committee in Probasco Auditorium)

The 2021-2022 Resident Advisory Board representatives include:

  Name PGY Level and Program
House Staff Association Hayley Everett, MD, HSA President PGY-4, 4th Year Resident, Surgery 
House Staff Association Dresden Melton-Soderstrom, MD, HSA Vice President PGY-5, 5th Year Resident, Surgery
House Staff Association William Oelsner, MD, HSA Secretary PGY-3, 3rd Year Resident, Internal Medicine 
House Staff Association Chace Hicks,MD, HSA Treasurer PGY-3, 3rd Year Resident, Surgery 
  Yazan Saba, DO PGY-5, 2nd Year Fellow, Cardiology 
  Connor Kimbrell, MD PGY-3, 3rd Year Resident, Emergency Medicine 
  Krista Cowan, MD  PGY-3, 3rd Year Resident, Family Medicine 
  David Mulkey, MD PGY-3, 3rd Year Resident, Family Medicine
  Maaz Sohail, MD  PGY- 6, 3rd Year Fellow, Gastroenterogy
Resident Well-Being Committee Natasha Amjed, DO, Chair, Resident Well-Being Committee PGY-3, 3rd Year Resident, Internal Medicine
  Nicholas Campbell, DO PGY-3, 3rd Year Resident, Internal Medicine 
  Larissa Wolf, MD  PGY-2, 2nd Year Resident, Internal Medicine
  Elliott Carter, MD  PGY- 3, 3rd Year Resident, OB/GYN
  Connor Read, MD PGY-4, 4th Year Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery

Jeremiah Arnold, DO

PGY-3, 3rd Year Resident, Pediatrics 

  Ethan White, MD PGY-3. 3rd Year Resident, Pediatrics
  David Thompson, MD 

PGY- 3, 3rd Year Resident, Urology

Sep 16, 2022