Graduate Medical Education

Welcome to the University of Tennsesee College of Medicine Chattanooga Graduate Medical Education website.



What is GME? Graduate Medical Education (GME) is the graduate medical education training of physicians who are pursuing residency and fellowship specialty training following graduation from medical school. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is a statewide system with campuses in Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to sponsor residency and fellowship programs. At its last site visit in 2011, institution was awarded Continued Accreditation and was commended for our efforts to meet accreditation standards of excellence and received the longest accreditation cycle possible - five years until the next site visit. More than 170 Residents and Fellows are enrolled in our GME Programs.


Graduate Medical EducationThe Chief Executive Officer of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga is our Dean, David C. Seaberg, MD, CPE, FACEP. Reporting directly to Dr. Seaberg is our Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Designated Institutional Official, Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CCMEP. A core faculty of approximately 140 paid physicians are joined by some 300 physicians who volunteer their support and represent the major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. The Chairs of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Departments report directly to our Dean and not to the chairs of corresponding departments at the main medical school campus in Memphis.



The Office of Graduate and Medical Student Education administers medical student rotations as well as the residency and fellowship programs for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga:

Pamela D. Scott, Director, Graduate and Medical Student Education

Tammy H. Elliott, Coordinator, Graduate and Medical Student Education



ProgramsResidency Programs

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastics Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Transitional Year
  • Urology (accredited to begin 7/1/2015)

Fellowship Programs

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • EMS (accredited to begin 7/1/2015)
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (approved by the AAGL)
  • Neuro Interventional Surgery (non ACGME accedited)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery (OTA accredited)
  • Surgical Critical Care Surgery
  • Transitions to Practice in General Surgery (approved by the American College of Surgeons)
  • Ultrasound - Emergency Medicine (non ACGME accredited to begin 7/1/2015)
  • Vascular Surgery

 Fellowships Under Development

  • Gastroenterology (by July 2016)
  • Ultrasound - sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine
    (not an ACGME-accredited program) (by July 2015)

Revised 9/1/2014

UT College of Medicine Chattanooga     960 East Third Street, Suite 100     Chattanooga, TN 37403     (800)947-7823, ext 6956

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