Letter from Program Director

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the psychiatry residency program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. We are located in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee, one of the most beautiful areas in the country.

Our goal in the Department of Psychiatry at ETSU is to provide a quality, balanced educational experience in an environment which is intellectually challenging yet collegial and family friendly. Residents at ETSU have a very active role in how the residency program functions on a day to day basis, and they are exposed to the full range of clinical experiences and a wide variety of patient populations. ETSU and VA faculty members have a strong interest in teaching and in resident education.

Historically, the James H. Quillen College of Medicine has had a strong commitment to educating quality clinicians and educators. Graduates of the ETSU psychiatry residency enter a variety of fellowships and serve in all areas of psychiatric practice. We are committed to graduating excellent clinicians who are competent to enter into practice in any general adult psychiatry setting and who are more than capable of passing their certification boards.

If you are interested in a psychiatry residency which emphasizes clinical excellence and which values diversity and quality of life in a picturesque setting, please feel free to contact us at ETSU. We look forward to meeting you.

 Dr. Elliott


Hal Elliott, MD
Associate Professor
Director of Resident Education
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University