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Match Day 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
For Immediate Release: March 21, 2013 1 PM EDT   US Medical Students learn 2014 National Resident Matching (NRMP) Main Residency Match Day Results in Ceremonies Today   In the 2014 NRMP Main Residency Match results released today, more than 16,000 US medical school seniors are among the 25,687 applicants who successfully matched to first-year residency positions.  Students receive Match results at their medical school Match Day cermonies.   In Chattanooga, we congratulate and welcome 52 incoming residents for positions in the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Graduate Medical Education Programs: Emergency Medicine (6 positions) Family Medicine (6 positions) Internal Medicine (10 positions) Obstetrics and Gynecology (4 positions) Orthopaedic Surgery (3 positions) Pediatrics (8 positions) Surgery (5 Categorical positions and 4 Preliminary positions) Transitional year (6 positions) Program Directors and staff anxiously waited for the results to be posted yesterday, March 20, 2014, to the NRMP website -- available at 2 PM only to Program Directors and Institutional Officials.  The information was embargoed until medical students received the information at 1 PM today.  The UT College of Medicine was pleased to announce that all of its incoming positions for Summer 2014 have been filled through the Matching process.   Of the 52 incoming candidates, 25 have rotated at the Chattanooga Campus in junior and medical student clerkships and electives.  Two are currently in Preliminary positions at our campus.  These 52 represent 29 US and international medical schools.  The physicians will begin training on July 1, 2014, after participating in orientation and certification sessions during the last two weeks in June.  Most will graduate from medical school in May or ealy June.   In addition to these 52, the College of Medicine Chattanooga will also welcome nine more physicians in five ACGME-accredited fellowships (Colon and Rectal Surgery, Emergency Medical Services, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Vascular Surgery) and two non-ACGME-accredited fellowships (Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery).   Link to 3/21/2014 article from the Chattanooga Times Free Press (by Kate Harrison).  
EMS Fellowship Accredited
Friday, February 28, 2014
News for Immediate Release February 28, 2014Chattanooga, TNFor more information contact:Sheila Champlin, Assistant Vice Chancellor, UTHSC (901) 448-4957   Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship Accredited - First in Tennessee   Chattanooga, Tennessee (February 28, 2014):  The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga is pleased to announce accreditation of a new one-year fellowship in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) sponsored by our Department of Emergency Medicine.   Program leadership were notified about the program's approval by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently, following review of the application and documentation at the Emergency Medicine Residency Review Committee meeting that weekend in Chicago.  This is the first EMS Fellowship accredited in Tennessee.   Emergency Medical Services is a clinical specialty that includes care of patients in all environments outside of traditional medical care facilities, including clinics, offices, and hospitals.  It includes evaluation and treatment of acute injury and illness in all age groups, planning and prevention, monitoring, and team oversight.   An EMS Fellowship provides training specifically designed for an Emergency Medicine physician who will be able to serve as Medical Director for a local or regional EMS Service.  Our EMS Program will begin training its first fellow, Dr. Paul Courtwright, on July 1, 2014.   The EMS Program Director is James Creel, MD, founder of the Emergency Medicine Residency in Chattanooga and currently serving as Chief Medical Officer for Erlanger Health System.  Working closely with him is David Seaberg, MD, Dean for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, who is also Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Past President of the American College of Physicians.  Ronald Buchheit, MD, has been appointed Associate Program Director for the fellowship.   Dean Seaberg and Dr. Creel state that, "We are very pleased to announce approval of the first accredited EMS Fellowship in Tennessee.  EMS is one of six fellowships under the umbrella of Emergency Medicine and is the practice of medicine in the pre-hospital setting.  We believe It is extremely important to have physicians trained in all aspects of EMS to provide leadership and accountability in this discipline.  The goal of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Department of Emergency Medicine is to provide an outstanding and structured year of focused training to the Fellow in all areas of EMS:  Tactical, Disaster Management, USAR, and Event Medicine, as well as educating other pre-hospital providers."   Erlanger Health System will be the primary clinical training site for the program and hosts the Regional Medical Communications Center for Southeast Tennessee.  As the RRMC, Erlanger provides daily communications support to regional and state EMS services  transporting patients within the region, provides access to EMS physician consultation, and coordinates medical resources during a disaster or mass casualty incident or drill.  Numerous area EMS organizations were instrumental in designing an educational curriculum for the program, including the State of Tennessee EMS; Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services; Hamilton County SWAT; and Life Force, the air ambulance service at Erlanger.  Several leaders in these organizations will also serve as teaching faculty for the EMS Fellowship.   The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga is part of the statewide academic health system of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga campuses are separately accredited by the ACGME to sponsor residency and fellowship programs in a variety of specialties. The primary clinical affiliated institution in Chattanooga is Erlanger Health System. For more information about the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, visit:, or email   As Tennessee's only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate and selected baccalaureate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or allied health students -- in addition to medical residents and fellows -- at its major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100 years, UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 56,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities across the state.   Pictured in the photo:  Drs. Ron Buchheit (EMS Fellowship, Associate Program Director); James Creel (EMS Fellowship Program Director and Erlanger Chief Medical Officer); and Paul Courtwright (first EMS Fellow 7/1/2014).   #####
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