APGO/Solvay Scholars

We are especially proud and honored to have three of our ETSU OB/GYN faculty named a Solvay Scholar. T he Solvay Educational Scholars program is a 15-month intensive fellowship experience that prepares participants to become outstanding teachers and leaders in the field. The selection process is extremely competitive. According to APGO, graduates of previous Solvay classes have already distinguished themselves with educational honors, manuscripts in major journals, academic promotions, and participation and membership in national and university educational committees.

APGO is a non-profit, membership-based organization for educators that promotes excellence in obstetric and gynecologic medical education by improving the study, teaching methods and research activities of professors who provide medical training for women's health care.

Community volunteer attending physician, Dr. Sean White, Appalachian OB/GYN of Kingsport, is the latest recipient into the prestigious Sovlay Educations Scholars program hosted by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). He joins the 2008-09 Solvay Scholars from across the country.
In 2006, Dr. Janet G. Drake with the ETSU Cancer Center, graduated from the prestigious Solvay Educational Scholars program.  Drake is the region's only full-time gynecologic oncologist and serves as associate professor of OB/GYN with ETSU's James H. Quillen College of Medicine. She is currently Associate Director of the residency program. "Since her arrival on faculty, Dr. Drake has been recognized by her students and peers with numerous teaching awards," said Dr. Martin E. Olsen, ETSU chair and professor of OB/GYN.
Also a recipient of this impressive honor is Dr. Bruce Selman. He was named a Solvay Scholar in 2005 shortly before joining ETSU Physicians and Associates. Dr. Selman serves as the current director of the OB/GYN Clerkship.