Internal Medicine Residency


Dr. Lisa Staton, William Crowe, RN, CNP, and Dr. Mukta Panda




Our Department of Medicine continues to show an increased commitment to education.  Our residents enjoy a wonderful community, beautiful surroundings, and an excellent academic environment.  Our department sponsors an Internal Medicine Residency Program. 





Internal Medicine Residency Program Highlights

  • Ten resident positions at each level of the three-year program
  • 100% ABIM pass rate in 2011
  • Recent graduates have obtained fellowships in Cardiology, Nephrology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, and Hematology/Oncology
  • Night float experience for all residents
  • Comprehensive two-year core curriculum lecture series
  • Consistent award-winning resident participation at state, regional, and national scientific meetings
  • Numerous benefits (meal allowance; maternity and paternity leave, personal days, paid travel expenses for research / care presentation activities; plentiful and convenient free covered parking; and much more)
  • Convenient moonlighting opportunities for PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents
  • Careful monitoring of Ambulatory Care Clinic patient population to provide optimal patient volume and an ideal learning environment
  • Resident participation in all departmental committee meetings and physician planning meetings resulting in significant resident input and influence regarding program policies
  • Option of community-based rotations with general internists at multiple locations in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Affiliation with Erlanger Medical Center, a university-based hospital with 868 licensed beds. This is the region's only Level I Trauma Center) providing primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care to patients from 50 counties within a 150-mile radius of Chattanooga

Chair Rounds with the Team 2013


Educational Benefits

  • 88% three-year cumulative American Board of Internal Medicine pass rate
  • Comprehensive two year core curriculum lecture series
  • Annual emergency management series
  • Annual two-month EKG instruction series
  • Attendance at daily Morning Report by five to ten subspecialty faculty
  • Individualized educational program opportunities with hospitalist and primary care emphasis
  • Expanded geriatrics education in concert with the nation's fastest growing PACE Program (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Monthly Journal Club series with associated didactic curriculum
  • Formal instruction in billing and evaluation/management coding
  • Structured resident research program with one-on-one faculty mentoring
  • Over 50 resident presentations at regional and national conferences during the past year
  • Home access to the Erlanger / UT Memphis Medical Libraries with over 400 full text online journals and over 70 leading electronic textbooks

Special Benefits

  • Medical Library purchase of board review materials
  • On-site MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program)
    14 review sessions for the Internal Medicine Board exam
  • Board review sessions conducted during Noon Conference
  • Reimbursed professional development expenses for presentations at regional and national meetings and books/journals
  • Moonlighting permitted at the 2nd and 3rd levels 
  • Five personal days over the three-year period


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

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