Welcome Incoming Residents/Fellows!

 

 

Welcome, 2018 New Residents and Fellows! 

 

Chattanooga Relocation

 

 

We are so glad you are joining the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga community, and believe you will enjoy living in Chattanooga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

Quick Relocation Resources:  

Chattanooga Relocation Guide

 FYI Chattanooga 2016

Chattanooga Major Employers List 

Chattanooga Jobs

Chattanooga Perfect

Focus Relocation

Zillow/Trulia Relocation

AirBnB Chattanooga

FYI Chattanooga 2016

 

                       

Coordinator Contact Information 

 

Key Points to Remember:

  • You will be an employee of the University of Tennessee and not our affiliated hospital, Erlanger.  Please be aware that your first official day of residency training will be Sunday, July 1, 2018, unless you have already been given a later start date by your Program Director. 
  • By Monday, March 19, you should have received a Letter of Commitment (LOC), a binding agreement, from your Program Director. 
  • The deadline for completing, signing, and returning the LOC is Friday, March 23.  Please return it as soon as possible to your Program Director and Residency Coordinator.                           
  • Email addresses and contact information for your Coordinators are listed at the bottom of the page.
  • By April 5, you will receive an email from the GME Office with detailed instructions on how to access your onboarding payroll and training forms from the secure, web-based Residency Management System we use -- New Innovations -- complete and sign the forms, and then upload back into your unique demographic file.
  • The deadline for submitting all onboarding forms and information will be Monday, April 30, 2018.
  • Life suSunset Chattanoogapport certification -- Depending on your specialty, you will need to obtain BLS, ACLS, PALS, and/or ATLS certification before you officially begin your residency or fellowship on July 1.  If you can obtain the required certifications prior to July 1 at your medical school or current training program, you will just need to send the GME Office a copy of your certification cards denoting dates of certification.  If you cannot obtain certification on your own, you will need to participate in online training and required sessions and skills tests in Chattanooga the last two weeks of June.   
Certification Type: Training Dates: Programs Required to Complete:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) June 19, 2018 (9am) Everyone (Except PEDS)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)  June 21-22, 2018 (8am-5pm) Surgery, Ortho, &  EM Residents
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) June 21-22, 2018  FM Residents Only
Basic Life Support (BLS) June 20, 2018 (2pm & 4pm-you will be assigned a time) Everyone
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) June 18, 2018  (8am-10am) FM, & OB/GYN Residents
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) June 18, 2018  (10am-12pm) PEDS Residents
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for PEDS Residents June 19, 2018 (9am-1pm) PEDS Residents
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) June 18, 2018 (1pm-5pm) FM & EM Residents
  • All incoming residents and fellows beginning training July 1 must attend an Erlanger required computer and eCHART (epic) training session (Monday and Tuesday, June 25-26, 2018)
     
  • The House Staff Association and the University are planning a welcome reception a river cruise for all current and incoming residents, fellows, and faculty on Wednesday, June 27, on the Southern Belle Riverboat.  Details will follow.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, June 27-28, 2018, have been set aside for orientation by your departments and program.
      
  • All incoming residents must attend a one-day required hospital and University orientation on Friday, June 29, 2018.  
  • University insurance representatives will be available on June 29 to finalize and explain the insurance plans and benefits. Please see below for the 2018-2019 health insurance rates:
 
2018-2019
 Resident Health Insurance Rates
  Monthly Total Cost  Monthly Employee 
Deduction
 
Employee Only  $  555.37   $ 110
Employee + Spouse $1,110.68   $ 220
Employee+ Child(ren) $   984.34   $ 195
Family $1,540.99   $ 305

All incoming residents must:

  • Give permission for and pass a Criminal Background Check (online) through a third party company called the "Cora Croup."
  • Pass a drug screen, mask fit test, TB skin test, and immunization screening (including necessary titers and immunizations) performed by Erlanger Employee Health (called Work Force).
  • Document a physical exam conducted since January 2018, and have a health statement form stating that the resident/fellow is physically and mentally fit to begin duty in our residency program.  The form must be signed by a U.S. licensed physician.  If you do not have a primary care physician and cannot get the physical exam done prior to July 1, you will be able to contact
    WorkForce to schedule a physical exam earlier this upcoming Spring (at your own cost). 

We are looking forward to working with you as you enter this next chapter in your medical education training.  

 

Pamela D. Scott (Pam)

Director, Graduate and Medical Student Education  

pscott1@uthsc.edu, 423.778.7442

 

Jamie Gilbreath, M.S., CAP, GME Financial Specialist

GME@erlanger.org or Jamie.Gilbreath@erlanger.org

423.778.3899

 

Email addresses and phone #s for the Program Coordinators:

 

Cardiovascular Disease & Gastroenterology Fellowships

Tammy.Elliott@erlanger.org    423.778.4465

 

Emergency Medicine Residency and EMS & Ultrasound Fellowships

Velvet.Green@erlanger.org,    423.778.7628

 

Family Medicine Residency

Sharron.Skoretz@erlanger.org,    423.778.2957 

 

Internal Medicine Residency

Deborah.Fuller@erlanger.org,    423.778.2998

 

OB/GYN Residency

Paula.Barnett@erlanger.org,    423.778.7515

 

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency & Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

Donna.Gibson@erlanger.org,    423.778.9008

 

Pediatrics Residency

Patty.Wolfe@erlanger.org,     423.778.6217 

 

Plastic Surgery Residency

Tara.Lee@thepsg.org,    423.778.9047 

 

Surgery Residency, Surgical Critical Care & Vascular Surgery Fellowships 

Cindy.Rudolph@erlanger.org and Maggie.Hamblen@erlanger.org,     423.778.7695

 

Urology Residency

Stacey.Blanks@erlanger.org,   423.778.4691

 

Revised 4/2/2018

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