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Graduate Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

Resident Handbook - Statement of Institutional Commitment to GME

The James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University was established for the purpose of providing physicians and medical care to the people in the surrounding regions. The College of Medicine is a publicly supported academic institution dedicated to excellence in medical care, biomedical research, and health education. The College of Medicine recognizes the importance that graduate medical education plays in obtaining the above goals. Residency programs maintained by the College of Medicine serve an integral place in the education of medical students and the research activities of the institution. The residency programs provide service, teaching, and educational opportunities for the area and, overall, result in improvement of the health care in Northeast Tennessee and the surrounding Appalachian region. Through its diverse resources, the College of Medicine endeavors to meet selected community and regional needs by identification, creation, and execution of the necessary programs to accommodate those needs. This effort includes providing the fiscal support, human resources, and educational opportunities for maintaining excellent residency programs.

The goals of the Graduate Medical Education Program of the College of Medicine are:

To provide excellent training for both primary care and specialist physicians, with emphasis on  training primary care physicians to serve the rural environment;

  1. To promote an academic environment that nurtures both research and scholarly activity, at both the resident and faculty level;
  2. To strengthen public/private partnerships with surrounding healthcare related institutions;
  3. To enhance delivery of patient care services to our region;
  4. To gain recognition by both the region's public and professional community as the center for excellent healthcare delivery and research in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
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