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  • Members of Rural Programs Rural Programs
    Members of Rural Programs
  • Full-body, high-fidelity surgical simulator Family Medicine
    Full-body, high-fidelity surgical simulator
  • Rural Medicine Health Fair Rural Programs
    Rural Medicine Health Fair
  • Junior Clerkship Residency Programs
    Junior Clerkship
  • Chair Franko & Students Family Medicine
    Chair Franko & Students
  • Rural Health Association of Tennessee Rural Programs
    Rural Health Association of Tennessee
  • James H. Quillen College of Medicine graduation 2014 Family Medicine
    James H. Quillen College of Medicine graduation 2014
  • Dr. Leigh Johnson Johnson City Clinic
    Dr. Leigh Johnson
  •  Dr. Diana Heiman teaching Johnson City Clinic
    Dr. Diana Heiman teaching
  •  Rural Medicine Rural program
    Rural Medicine

Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to provide community-focused medical education and evidence-based, patient centered care; to improve health in rural southern Appalachia, especially among the underserved population; to model compassionate and efficient care using effective communication skills; and to advance scholarly investigation. We lead through excellence, collaboration and innovation.

John Franko, M.D.
Professor and Chair

 Join Dr. Blackwelder for 15 minutes on Nov. 19th for the next episode of Family Medicine On Air



Notable Women" at ETSU

East Tennessee State University’s Women’s Studies Program has announced Drs. Beth Bailey and Karen Schetzina as the 2014 recipients of the Notable Women of ETSU Awards.Bailey
Dr. Bailey has been involved in numerous research committees in the community, including holding the position of director of research for the Appalachian Center for Translational Research in Health Disparities. She was also instrumental in acquiring funding from the Tennessee Department of Health for the regional Tennessee Intervention for Pregnant Smokers (TIPS)This program improved birth outcomes in six regional counties with the highest rates of smoking during pregnancy by reducing rates of smoking and smoke exposure. Read more

Family Medicine News:

* Blackwelder’s interview with Prescriber’s Letter
* Two ETSU doctors return from medical outreach trip to India
* Dr. Fox elected president TNAFP

* Blackwelder and Cross collaborate in family medicine clinic
* Quillen ETSU Physicians to launch FollowMyHealth™ Patient Portal

* Dr. Borja to speak on acupuncture
* Dr. Rick Sacra infected with Ebola while working in Liberia

* Family Medicine On Air
* Dr. Blackwelder discussion about patient-centered medical home
* Importance of Rural Family Medicine
* ETSU physician to speak on the perils of summer