Faculty & Staff
Manager, Section of Medical Education / Center for Experiential Learning
Works directly with simulation director to maintain and direct all aspects of the Simulation Laboratory; initiates use of patient simulator ensuring all systems are operable for the scheduled scenario, including programming the simulator experience through high fidelity simulation and medical task trainers; monitors patient simulator systems, providing or scheduling needed maintenance; assists in the scheduling of Simulation Laboratory space and simulators. Andy has a diverse background in EMS and was previously employed by the Bristol TN Fire Dept., where he performed duties in both fire and EMS.
Stephen Brock Blankenship, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.
Director, Section of Medical Education / Center for Experiential Learning
Brock is a Tennessee native and veteran of the US Armed Forces. He trained and worked in the special operations community as a USAF Pararescueman. After graduating with honors from the University of Tennessee, he attended Quillen College of Medicine and graduated - AOA Class of 2004. Dr. Blankenship trained in emergency medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where he was recognized with teaching accolades. He is board-certified through the American Board of Emergency Physicians and Fellow - American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Blankenship continues to train medical students and resident physicians in his clinical practice at several sites in Virginia. While working as an attending emergency medicine physician, he has served in several capacities to include Chief of Staff at Johnston Memorial Hospital - Abingdon, VA. In 2016, Dr. Blankenship joined the QCOM/ETSU team as the Director for the Center for Experiential Learning which oversees inter-professional simulation and standardized patient medical education.
Standardized Patient Program Coordinator, Section of Medical Education / Standardized Patient (SP) Program / Center for Experiential Learning
Responsible for the coordination, selection and training of individuals to fulfill the need of "patients for the simulation of health problems for all levels of students and all departments of learning; handles all scheduling, training, tracking of hours, scheduling of facilities need for training and testing.
Technician, Section of Medical Education / Center for Experiential Learning
Megan comes from a background in Emergency Medical Services and holds a Marketing Degree from ETSU. Working directly with the simulation lab manager to maintain and operate all aspects of the simulation laboratory; duties include operation of high fidelity simulation mannequins and use of medical task trainers, maintaining supplies for the simulation laboratory, and scheduling for simulations and debriefing.
Heather Love, BFA
Secretary III, Office of Academic Affairs
Provides secretarial support for The Practice of Medicine, Introduction to Physical Exam Skills and Clinical Transitions courses; assists with preparation / distribution of course material; serves as proctor for exams; coordinates meetings, arranges appointments; serves as contact for faculty / staff / students in tracking technology service requests; serves as secretary for the Human Patient Simulation Lab; serves as receptionist / contact person for the Office of Academic Affairs which includes providing secretarial support to various Academic Affairs' offices and designated Course Directors; Facility Scheduling web pages; schedules use of classrooms, auditoria, study rooms, teaching labs, computer lab and mezzanine areas.