Letter from the Chair
We at East Tennessee State University's Department of Psychiatry would like to extend our welcome to you. We are proud members of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine as well as the Upper East Tennessee Psychiatric community. The Department is located in the nation's most beautiful location, right in the midst of the Appalachian mountains surrounded by rivers, streams, lakes, and forest. You will find that we have a thriving, growing department that achieves excellence in service to patients, teaching of medical students and psychiatry residents, and research.
Our program for Psychiatry training is broad-based so as to give a good foundation in the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders, treatment approaches, and treatment sites. As a consequence, medical students and residents in our program get intensive exposure to a variety of psychopathological conditions across the developmental spectrum from the very young to the elderly, as well as to a wide range of treatment facilities. We are strong believers in a comprehensive, bio-psychosocial approach to psychiatry. This gives trainees a strong basis for the future practice of psychiatry, as well as some first-hand encounters from which one can choose later career preferences. We currently offer training in general Psychiatry.
We enjoy our work here. Our program is small enough to facilitate close relationships. You will find a receptive social environment in which you can grow as an individual as you learn to help others. You may find much more information about our department and our programs on our web pages, including descriptions of our faculty, our affiliates, and our research track. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our department. Feel free to contact me if I may help you in any way.
Louis A. Cancellaro, PhD, M.D.
Professor Emeritus and Interim Chair