Pediatric Residents Enjoy a Day of Dragon Boat Racing to Benefit the Community
With thousands of attendees and a full day of family-friendly activities, the Dragon Boat festival has become one of our city's most popular events. This year (2013) the event happened on Saturday, September 7 and hosted up to 50 teams. This year's festival benefited Mountain States Health Alliance Oncology Services.
Directed and coached by a steersman standing in the rear of the boat, each team raced a distance of 200 meters in an attempt to earn the fastest time. Every team competed in two heats, with the fastest teams competing a third time in the championship round.
"Having grown up in Florida, I did not realize the beauty of four seasons until I moved to East Tennessee. After completing my undergraduate degree at Emory University, I started medical school at Quillen. I enjoyed the school and the location so much I stayed for my pediatric residency training and I'm still here as faculty. Quillen has wonderful people to work with in beautiful surroundings."
Dawn Tuell, MD, Pediatric Resident (2001-2004); Faculty-General Pediatrics (2004-Present)
"I grew up about an hour southwest of Johnson City and have been here since finishing my undergraduate program. The College of Medicine has several nationally known programs yet maintains a feeling of family. The surrounding area is wonderful place to grow up, raise a family, and train to be a pediatrician. Perhaps the biggest asset of the area and of the college is the wonderful people found throughout."
Casey Moss, MD, Pediatric Resident (2004-2007)
"I am a native to East Tennessee. After completing undergraduate studies at UT Knoxville, I specifically chose ETSU Quillen College Of Medicine for the much smaller class sizes and excellent access to faculty. I have no regrets and highly recommend ETSU for this very reason! After a very rewarding career as a Navy Pediatrician, I had no hesitation returning home to my Alma Mater! I am very proud of our Residency Program. Our graduates are competent and caring professionals with bright futures in Pediatrics. East Tennessee continues to be my favorite place of all my travels."
Debra Quarles Mills, MD, Pediatric Resident (1990-1993); Faculty-Associate Professor of Pediatrics (2000-Present)
"I came here in part because the faculty are approachable and very willing to teach both students and residents. The small program size and subsequent closeness of all the residents is also a big plus."
Jerel Scarberry, MD, Pediatric Resident (2005-Present)
"I like this program because we are small and get along like a family.The location is a place that looks and feels like heaven. I have been allowed to grow both professionally and emotionally."
Gail Gallemore, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Pediatrics Infectious Disease (1980-2007)
"I chose ETSU pediatrics because of several reasons. Main thing which attracted me is the didactic curriculum with highly skilled faculty members in general pediatrics, pediatrics subspecialties like nephrology, Gastroenterology, endocrinology, cardiology, infectious disease, and hematology oncology etc who dedicate their time in teaching. The beautiful geographic location of the ETSU campus, and Appalachian mountains really worth living here. In addition residents have opportunity to get individual attention and evaluations which are really helpful to make us competent enough to practice as successful physicians to serve the community."
Sahla Kallada, MD, Pediatric Resident (2005-Present)