Stephen "Brock" Blankenship, M.D., FAAEM, Director for the Center for Experiential Learning
Brock is a Tennessee native and veteran of the US Armed Forces. He trained and worked in the special operations community as a USAF Pararescueman. After graduating with honors from the University of Tennessee, he attended Quillen College of Medicine and graduated - AOA Class of 2004. Dr. Blankenship trained in emergency medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where he was recognized with teaching accolades. He is board-certified through the American Board of Emergency Physicians and Fellow - American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Blankenship continues to train medical students and resident physicians in his clinical practice at several sites in Virginia. While working as an attending emergency medicine physician, he has served in several capacities to include Chief of Staff at Johnston Memorial Hospital - Abingdon, VA. In 2016, Dr. Blankenship joined the QCOM/ETSU team as the Director for the Center for Experiential Learning which oversees inter-professional simulation and standardized patient medical education.
Richard Alan Feit, M.D., FACS, Assistant Professor
Dr. Feit holds faculty positions in Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Assistant Clinical Professor in Medical Education integrating basic sciences in the Human Patient Simulator Lab; Adjunct Professor, departments of Physiology and Anatomy; facilitator in The Practice of Medicine and Case-Oriented Learning courses; he received his M.D. degree from the Albany Medical College of Union University, New York; his Surgical Residency and Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship were completed at the Medical College of Virginia.
Jake Drumm, Human Patient Simulator Lab Coordinator
Jake works directly with the simulator director to maintain and manage all aspects of the Simulation Laboratory; initiates use of patient simulator ensuring all systems are operable for the scheduled scenario including programming the simulator experience and enabling of the anesthesia and monitoring systems; monitors patient simulator systems, providing or scheduling needed maintenance; establishes systems for documenting usage and collection of pertinent information. Extensive research and design of new simulation technology is also a key part of Jake's position at Quillen. Jake worked as a Critical Care Paramedic prior to coming to Quillen. He has a diverse background in EMS and currently keeps up to speed on his patient care at one of the local Level 1 Trauma Centers.
Perry Ann Butler, Standardized Patient Program Coordinator
Perry is responsible for the coordination, selection and training of individuals to fulfill the need of “patients for the simulation of health problems for all levels of students and all departments of learning; handles all scheduling, training, tracking of hours, scheduling of facilities needed for training and testing.
Heather Love, Secretary III
Heather provides secretarial support for The Practice of Medicine and Introduction to Physical Exam Skills courses; assists with preparation / distribution of course material; serves as proctor for exams; coordinates meetings, arranges appointments; serves as contact for faculty / staff / students in tracking technology service requests; serves as secretary for the Human Patient Simulation Lab; serves as receptionist / contact person for the Office of Academic Affairs which includes providing secretarial support to various Academic Affairs’ offices and designated Course Directors; Facility Scheduling web pages; schedules use of classrooms, auditoria, study rooms, teaching labs, computer lab and mezzanine areas.