Rebecca Jean Copeland, MD | Professor and Division Chief
325 N. State of Franklin Road
Undergraduate: BS, Biology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 1976; MS, Art History, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 1978
Graduate:Doctor of Medicine, Medical School, University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Memphis, TN, 1982
Residencies: PGY-I Categorical Internal Medicine, Methodist Central Hospital, Memphis, TN, 1982-1983; PGY-II, PGY-III Family Practice, Baptist Central Hospital, Memphis, TN, 1986-1988; PGY-II, PGY-III Categorical Internal Medicine, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 1991-1993
Board Certifications: National Board of Medical Examiners; Part I, June 1980; Part II, September 1981; Part III, March 1983; American Board of Internal Medicine, August 1996; Fellow, American College of Physicians, October 2009
Rebecca Copeland, MD is Professor and Chief of the General Internal Medicine Division in the Quillen College Department of Internal Medicine at East Tennessee State University. After earning her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, Dr. Copeland completed her residency in Internal Medicine at East Tennessee State University.
Dr. Copeland plays an active role in training Quillen College’s medical and pharmacy students, interns, and residents. Throughout the year, she often serves as the attending physician on the hospital wards, and she was a major contributor in the development of the current curriculum guidelines for General Internal Medicine.
Board certified in Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Copeland’s research centers on the effects of Vitamin D deficiency. She has published several articles on this topic in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the National Medical Association and Epidemiology & Infection.