Education in the Department of Internal Medicine

Residents in SIM lab
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.

Resident's Handbook 2013-2014

Internal Medicine Residency Program Brochure

Current Residents

Resident Posters 2012
1 IS POLYCYTHEMIA A RARE COMPLICATION OF TRANSDERMAL TESTOSTERONE? 

2 DOES REBOUND HYPERCALCEMIA OCCUR WITH CINACALCET IN PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM?

3 CHEESE, BRUCELLA AND CASEATING PULMONARY GRANULOMAS: A RARE PRESENTATION OF PULMONARY BRUCELLOSIS

4 ISCHEMIC PRETENSE OF UNCLASSIFIABLE COLITIS: A CASE OF SEVERE ILEO-CECAL STENOSIS

5 SPONTANEOUS TUMOR LYSIS SYNDROME SECONDARY TO TWO PRIMARIES AT PRESENTATION

6 ONE HEART, FIVE CHAMBERS, SIXTY YEARS: A RARE PRESENTATION OF COR TRIATRIATUM IN AN ELDERLY PATIENT

7 ISOLATED CECAL STRICTURE SECONDARY TO NSAIDS USE MIMICKING COLONIC MASS

8 SEVERE REVERSIBLE CARDIOMYOPATHY SECONDARY TO EMERGING DESIGNER DRUGS REFERRED TO AS 'BATH SALTS'

10 CHYLOUS ASCITES CONTROLLED WITH OCTREOTIDE 

11 NOCARDIA BRAIN ABSCESS IN A DIABETIC PATIENT:  CASE REPORT WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE

12 A NOVEL MEDICATION ERROR IN THE TREATMENT OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

13 IGNORED CULPRIT OF THROMBOCYTOPENIA - VANCOMYCIN