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Office of the Dean

Quillen College of Medicine

Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee

James H. Quillen College of Medicine

Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee



John Schweitzer, MD, PhD, Chair Pathology 6/30/2012 8/1/2019 Chair, Extended Term
Caroline Abercrombie, MD Basic Sciences Faculty 1/1/2016 6/30/2020 2nd  term 
Atif Atyia, MD Community Physician 6/30/2010 6/30/2019 Extended term
Samuel Brashears Medical Student 07/01/2018 07/01/2021 First term 
Ivy Click, PhD Family Medicine 07/01/2018 07/01/2021 First term
Jeffrey Gray, PharmD ETSU College of Pharmacy 07/01/2018 07/01/2021 First term
Kevin Metzger, MD Family Medicine 06/30/2018 06/30/2019 First term
Nathan Hale, PhD ETSU College of Public Health 07/01/2018 07/01/2021 First term
Patty Harnois-Church, MSN, RN ETSU College of Nursing  6/30/2014 6/30/2019 First term began 6/30/14
Doris Hubbs, MD Community Physician  6/30/2010 6/30/2019 Extended term
David Linville, MD Associate Vice President for Health Affairs  6/30/2012 6/30/2019 Extended term
Stephen Loyd, MD Tennessee Dept of Mental Health & Substance Abuse 07/01/2018 07/01/2021
First term
Anjali Malkani, MD Pediatrics 07/01/2018 07/01/2021
First term
Martin Olsen, MD OB/GYN 07/01/2018 07/01/2021 First term
Mike Ostapchuk, MD GME 07/01/2018 07/01/2021 First term
Emily Weyant (pending Faculty Nominating Committee  COM Learning Resources 07/01/2021 07/01/2021 First term
vacant Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education  07/01/2018 07/01/2021 ex officio


The continuing medical education advisory committee will be charged with:

  1. Taking an active role in planning and guiding the office of continuing medical education in future program ideas obtained from needs assessment;

  2. Providing new program ideas for possible development based on committee members' experiences in daily practice;

  3. Assessing final evaluations of programs for the possibility of commencing a series of annual programs;

  4. Suggesting and assisting in marketing techniques through societies or membership primarily targeted to physician populations;

  5. Suggesting outside funding opportunities to be explored by the office of continuing medical education;

  6. Suggesting specific research ideas for future development by CME staff relating to innovative teaching methods, assessing the impact of CME programs on physician education, and seeking the best learning methods for physicians;

  7. Assuring that proposed CME programs meet the primary goal of providing high quality educational opportunities for physicians after formal medical school training;

  8. Advising the office of continuing medical education regarding ways that college of medicine faculty could gain regional recognition for their expertise/research topics through inclusion in CME programs; and

  9. Informing the office of continuing medical education of ways to promote CME as a "service provider" to faculty and perspective registrants.


The chair of the continuing medical education committee must hold the medical doctor degree and be selected from the membership. Full membership shall consist of the following:

7 faculty members who hold M.D. degrees

1 faculty member from a basic science department

1 representative from learning resources

1 representative from the college of nursing

1 representative from the college of public and allied health

1 representative from Mountain States health Alliance

1 community representative

3 at-large members representing Kingsport, Bristol, and Johnson City

1 resident representative

1 assistant dean for continuing medical education

1 associate dean for academic affairs

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