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Dr. Hobbs and Dr. Chandraiah's Poster Presentation at the APA 2018
Faculty and Residents at Education Day 2018
Faculty Resident potluck
Team Building with New Interns
Residents, staff, and faculty learning Thai Chi during an Education Day breakout session
Other Program Highlights:
Tennessee currently offers stipends that residents can apply for to significantly augment their yearly residency salary in return for similar years of service in areas of high need (much of East Tennessee is considered a high need area for psychiatrists).
Resident regional or national conference presentations: Funds are typically available to help cover travel and registration for PGY 1 presentation at least.
Other Education Funds-$500/year is available for books or other education materials.
Education Day: Residents are able to join faculty off site for a one day more intensive review of the program to address areas of improvement and recognize areas of strength
Call: PGY I - No overnight call. Weekend day call about every 5 weekends at VAMC
PGY 2 - Approximately 8 weeks total of Night Float broken into 2 week intervals and occasional overnight call rest of the year at VAMC.
PGY 3 - Weekend day call at Woodridge Hospital
PGY 4 - Night Float 2-4 weeks total and senior back up for intern call in their first month
Moonlighting: If desired is preferable to start at PGY 3 year or later after obtaining a full Tennessee State License (with the permission of the Residency Program Director)
ETSU Center for Physical Activity (CPA): Residents have free access to ETSU Center of Physical Activity that includes weight room, track area, volleyball and basketball courts, pool, fitness classes, including yoga, dancing, and martial arts.
Leisure: Hiking, biking, spelunking, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, camping, etc.
East Tennessee has beautiful Appalachian
Mountains and forests with four seasons of fun. Johnson City is a university town that has easy access to work, no state income tax, wonderful restaurants, concerts, festivals, ETSU sports team games, and more.