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Graduate Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

Committee - GME

MEMBERSHIP                 2018 - 2019

Member                            Department                     Term                             

Michael Ostapchuk, MD, MSEd     

Associate Dean for GME
Designated Institutional Official

ex-officio

Chair

John Schweitzer, MD

Chair, Pathology
Assistant Dean for GME

ex-officio

 

Beth A. Fox, MD

Director of GME for Family Medicine
appointed
 

Diana Heiman, MD

Program Director- Family Medicine Johnson City
appointed
 
Greg Clarity, MD
Program Director- Family Medicine Bristol
appointed
 
Shambhai Chandraiah, MD
Program Director - Psychiatry
appointed
 

Mark Brummel, MD

Program Director- Family Medicine Kingsport
appointed
 

James Myers, MD

Program Director-Internal Medicine
appointed
 

 Paras Patel, MD

Infectious Disease Fellowship Program Director
appointed
 

Kent Hjerpe, MD

Program Director- OB/GYN
appointed
 

Salah Shurbaji, MD

Program Director- Pathology
appointed
 

Dawn Tuell, MD

Program Director- Pediatrics
appointed
 

Joseph Lee, MD

Program Director- Surgery
appointed
 

Kathy Kunisch

Coordinator
appointed
 

Debra A. Shaw

Assistant Dean for GME
ex-officio
 

Rhonda Gentry, RN, BSN

Quality Manager, Facility Compliance Officer, Mountain States Health Alliance
appointed
 

Korisca Lassiter, MD

Surgery
one year
resident

Kevin Metger, DO

Family Medicine Johnson City
one year
resident

Geeta Tadepalli, MD

Psychiatry 
one year
resident

CHARGE

The charge to the committee will be to perform a periodic analysis of each residency training program and recommend appropriate corrective action where necessary and have the responsibility for the oversight and administration of the Graduate Medical Education programs.  These analyses will be in compliance with ACGME standards to include the following:

  1. official statement of the institutional commitment to graduate medical education;

  2. written protocol for conducting required program internal reviews;

  3. copies of agreements between sponsoring and all participating institutions for all graduate medical education programs;

  4. resident contract that will provide a reference to all terms, conditions and benefits of employment as outlined by the ACGME;

  5. review ACGME accreditation letters from the Residency Review Committee for each graduate medical education program;

  6. and maintain a time table for conducting the required internal reviews of each program to address mechanisms to monitor and assist in the correction of program citations;

  7. The Committee will keep appropriate, permanent records of all activities; provide institutional oversight for all policies promulgated by the ACGME, e.g., general competencies, resident work hours, etc.

STRUCTURE

The composition of the committee will be the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, the Assistant Deans for Graduate Medical Education, program directors from each of the accredited programs, one fellowship director representing all the fellowship programs, a Quality Improvement representative, three peer selected  resident representatives and one peer selected program coordinator. The Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education will Chair the Committee.

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