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Residency Programs

Family Medicine

Residency Programs

Graduate Medical Education

We're excited to have you learn more about our three great family medicine residency programs, all located here in the beautiful mountains of eastern Tennessee.

Johnson City


Each of our residency programs is fully accredited by the ACGME and all provide integrated training for MD's and DO's. Our experienced and enthusiastic faculty love to teach and our dedicated and friendly staff help to make each residents journey an exciting and well supported experience.

All of our residency faculty are actively involved in teaching the art of delivering community-focused, evidence-based, patient-centered care. Their many special interests include women's health, sports medicine, geriatrics, palliative care, rural medicine, complementary medicine, and practice management. Quillen College of Medicine's human patient simulator is utilized by all three programs as part of the core curriculum.

Although our residencies are close geographically and share the common administrative support of our department, each is a unique program with its own particular strengths and personality. Only by exploring all three residency programs will you get the full sense of all that they have to offer.

We are proud of our successes in helping to meet the needs, not only of rural Appalachia, but of the rest of our nation as well. We have graduates practicing across the country, from small towns to large cities, in practices that exemplify the diversity that is family medicine. U. S. News and World Report has consistently ranked our department as one of the top twenty departments of family medicine, and ETSU as one of the top schools for rural medicine. A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrated that ETSU ranked number one among all U.S. medical school in the nation for producing primary care physicians, and number twelve on a social mission scale.

We hope that you find these web pages helpful and that you might be interested in becoming a part of our team. Come for a visiting rotation, or participate in our one-of-a-kind Appalachian Preceptorship with us. We think you will be pleasantly surprised by all that we have to offer.

Click here to learn more about the Bristol Family Medicine Residency Program.

Bristol, Tennessee is steeped in history and marked by the Tennessee/Virginia state line which runs right down the middle of State Street, downtown. Bristol is the official Birthplace of Country Music and the annual Rhythm and Roots Reunion music festival draws large crowds from around the world every fall. Outdoors enthusiasts love to fly fish in the South Holston River, bike down the Virginia Creeper Trail or visit Steele Creek Park. Bristol is also the home of the world's fastest half mile track, Bristol Motor Speedway - NASCAR's most popular racetrack.

Click here to learn more about the Johnson City Family Medicine Residency Program.

Johnson City, Tennessee is the home of East Tennessee State University which recently rebooted its football program and is building a brand new stadium on campus. Johnson City boasts lots of fun outdoor adventures and cultural activities for the whole family. The Tweetsie Trail, Wetlands Water Park, and the Gray Fossil Site and Museum are just some of the many attractions. The nearby town of Jonesborough hosts the International Storytelling Festival and for music lovers, the Little Chicago Music & Arts Festival in August is always a big hit.

Click here to learn more about the Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program.

Kingsport, Tennessee was the starting point on Daniel Boone's expedition to the western frontier. Explore Kingsport’s past at the Exchange Place, or have a 21st-centry adventure at Warriors Path State Park. Kingsport also has Tennessee's largest city-owned park, Bays Mountain and the Kingsport Greenbelt runs right through town. Take a ride on the handcrafted carousel or take a dip at the Kingsport Aquatic Center. The Downtown Kingsport Concert Series and weeklong FunFest festival are popular summertime activities.


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