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Graduate Medical Education Committee

Natascha Thompson, MD - Chair

ACGME requires every sponsoring institution to have a Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). Some of the responsibilities of this committee are to establish and implement policies and procedures regarding the quality of education and the work environment for residents, review and make recommendations on resident stipends and benefits, establish and maintain oversight of program directors, establish and implement policies regarding duty hours, ensure programs provide appropriate supervision, review all ACGME program accreditation letters, and approve correspondence to ACGME.

Program Coordinator Committee

The Program Coordinator Committee consists of GME Administration and Program Coordinators from all residency programs in the College of Medicine. The Committee is used as a way for the GME Office to communicate necessary information to the programs, create closer working relationships among the coordinators, and determine/implement best practices. One member of the committee is selected in March to serve on the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Member Program
Ralph Lorenz, Chair Assistant Director of GME
Bran Upchurch Sr. Accreditation Specialist
Victor Carrozza Accreditation Specialist
Haley Smith GME Administration Coordinator
Amanda Roberts Internal Medicine
Derrell Bryant Pediatrics
Taylor Robertson Medicine - Pulmonary/Critical Care 
Leigh Ann Barns Psychiatry & Geriatric Psychiatry
Asia Duggar Rheumatology, Medicine - Endocrinology & Infectious Disease
Kelli Moses Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics – Endocrinology & Critical Care
Paula Odom OB/GYN
Renee Poe Orthopaedic Surgery
Sharron Cole Family Medicine-Jackson
Brenda Coleman Medicine - Cardiology, Cardiology Interventional, & Cardiac Electrophysiology
April Hollis Radiology
Andrew Gienapp Neurosurgery
Rosemary Bankston Orthopaedic Hand - Pediatrics & Sports Medicine
Amie Ray Pediatrics – Cardiology, Pulmonology & Nephrology
Saundra Pirtle Family Medicine - St. Francis
Melissa Hayes Medicine - Pediatrics
Susan Coffill Medicine - Gastroenterology/Nephrology
Trachia Wilson Pediatrics - Infectious Disease
Janet Herriman Hematology/Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Surgical Oncology
Haley Smith Pediatric EM, Neonatology, and Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Shannae Staten Surgery - Pediatric, Pediatric Surgical Critical Care
Toni Pearson Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology
Denise Norman Neurology - Child
Krystal Webster Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Vascular Neurology
Trish Phelan Urology
Jeannie Wagner Surgery - Transplant
Victor Carrozza Plastic Surgery
Miea Williams Ophthalmology
Brittany Aur Gynecologic Oncology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Debi Hinton Internal Medicine - Nashville
Flavenia Leaper Surgery - Critical Care
Jeannine Ricker Urology - Pediatrics, Child Psychiatry,  Pediatrics Gastro
Bryan Thorn Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, & Vascular Surgery
Cynthia Tooley Surgery
Catina Price Radiology - Interventional, Pediatric Radiology
Ashley King Dermatology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Rocio Agundis Pathology, Forensic Pathology, and Pediatric Pathology
Stacie Murphy Emergency Medicine
Kelly Jeffrey Anesthesiology

Last Published: Oct 21, 2021