The James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University was established for the purpose of providing physicians and medical care to the people in the surrounding regions. The College of Medicine is a publicly supported academic institution dedicated to excellence in medical care, biomedical research, and health education. The College of Medicine recognizes the importance that graduate medical education plays in obtaining the above goals. Residency programs maintained by the College of Medicine serve an integral place in the education of medical students and the research activities of the institution. The residency programs provide service, teaching, and educational opportunities for the area and, overall, result in improvement of the health care in Northeast Tennessee and the surrounding Appalachian region. Through its diverse resources, the College of Medicine endeavors to meet selected community and regional needs by identification, creation, and execution of the necessary programs to accommodate those needs. This effort includes providing the fiscal support, human resources, and educational opportunities for maintaining excellent residency programs.
The goals of the Graduate Medical Education Program of the College of Medicine are: