|Dr. Tom Roy with residents in the simulation laboratory|
The Department of Internal Medicine at East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine offers comprehensive training in general internal medicine and its subspecialties designed to produce dedicated and competent internists prepared for private practice, academic medicine or subspecialty training. Excellence in housestaff training is attained by emphasis on bedside clinical skills in an atmosphere of concern for the development of each individual resident. While the Department of Medicine is committed to the training of primary care physicians for this area, we also take pride in our residents who have gone on to successful careers in academic medicine and subspecialty practice.
The Department of Internal Medicine is strongly committed to its goals of training competent, knowledgeable and well-trained internists and subspecialists, providing residents who are role models and effective teachers for medical students, and enhancing the academic environment by encouraging scholarly activity and research among its residents and fellows. It is our belief that these goals can only be accomplished through a solid university teaching program which is both academic and humane, which emphasizes the importance of bedside teaching, and clearly defines the role of the resident in the academic environment.
The faculty in the department are dedicated to educating and training superior physicians by maintaining a truly outstanding teaching program. They are knowledgeable and responsive as teachers and serve as colleagues as well as supervisors.