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 with commendations and best practices noted.  Our next institutional self study and site visit will be in 2021.  In April 2015 the ACGME conducted our first site visit for the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) for our primary training site -- Erlanger Health System.  We received positive feedback from the CLER Team.  CLER Visits will be conducted every 18-24 months.  174 Residents and Fellows are enrolled in our GME Programs for 2014-2015.



Graduate Medical Education

The 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 150 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


Residency ProgramsPrograms

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastics Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Transitional Year
  • Urology (first residents July 1, 2015)

 Fellowship Programs

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (approved by the American Association
    of Gynecologic Laparoscopists)
  • Neuro Interventional Surgery (not an
    ACGME-accredited program) 
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
    (Accredited by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association)
  • Surgical Critical Care Surgery
  • Transitions to Practice in General Surgery (approved by the American College of Surgeons)
  • Vascular Surgery

Fellowships Under Development

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

Revised 7/12/2014e

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