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Administrative Closing & Exams
Thursday, February 26, 2015
  Media/News Release Chattanooga, TN February 27, 2015   Administrative Closing and Medical Student Exams, 2/27/2015 : Due to inclement weather, the local UTC campus is closed Friday 27, 2015.  The administrative offices of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga will also be closed  -- offices of the Dean, Business, Research, CME, and GME.     Decisions about UT Department administrative staff are left to each Department Chair.  As physicians, residents and fellows still have professional responsibilities for their patients, so Program Directors and Chief Residents should communicate with their residents and fellows about reporting expectations.    Since most roads were clear on Thursday afternoon,and end of clerkship exams were scheduled for the last day of the rotation, we will have proctors available for the exams if students can safely drive to campus at the REVISED times listed below.   If students cannot safely get to campus, they can take their exams at a future date.  That decision will be left up to each student based on his or her specific travel conditions in the area where each lives.  We do not wish to require anyone to come in for exams if he or she feels it is unsafe to travel.   However, for students who cannot take exams on the 27th, it will be up to each individual student to contact Stefeni Kennedy and Dr. Susan Brewer at the main camps in Memphis to reschedule and work out dates, time, and place for the exam.   Morning Exams: Students scheduled for the morning exams (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics)should arrive at the UTCOM Computer Classroom at 8:30 am EST for check-in. The Exams will begin at 9:00 am EST Sharp!   Afternoon Exams: Students scheduled for the afternoon exams (Surgery and OB/GYN) should arrive at the UTCOM Computer Classroom at 1:00 pm EST for check-in. he exams will begin at 1:30 pm EST.   Medical Students Checking Out: For students who hae not already checked out with the UTCOM GME office, they will need to check out as follows:   Students taking exams in the morning session will need to check out after their exams.   Students taking the afternoon exams will need to check out between: NOON and 1:00 pm (prior to their exam).   Students who are not taking exams must check out between:  NOON and 1:00 pm EST.   Due to administrative closing, staff will not be able to handle check outs at any other time than Noon and 1 PM EST.   Students who cannot make it to campus for check out during this time should try to contact the departments and check out with them if possible.  If they cannot get to campus at all, or the department staff are not available, students should give their clearance forms, badges, keys, etc., to other students so they can be submitted on Monday, March 2.  If that it is not possible, students can mail forms to the GME Office at:   UT College of MedicineGME Office960 East Third Street, Suite 104 Chattanooga, TN  37403    For more information about the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, visit our website at www.utcomchatt.org.  You may contact Liz Jones, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at liz.jones@erlanger.org for more information about the Chttanooga Campus.   ###    
New Cardiovascular Fellowship
Thursday, February 26, 2015
  News/Media Release Chattanooga, TN February 24, 2015   Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Approved   David C. Seaberg, MD, FACEP, Dean of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Louis Lambiase, MD, Assistant Dean for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Chattanooga and Chair, Department of Medicine, are pleased to announce that the ACGME and its Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee has approved a new fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, effective February 20, 2015.  The Fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Medicine, and the Fellowship Program Director is Charles Campbell, MD, who also serves as Chief of Cardiology for Erlanger Health System.  "This is an excellent day for Erlanger and the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga," said Dean Seaberg.   The academic training program will provide three years of additional didactics and clincial experience for graduates of Internal Medicine Residency Programs who desire to seek board certification in Cardiovascular Disease (three fellows at each level -- PGY-4, PGY-5, and PGY-6).   Dr. Campbell will recruit for fellows to begin training on July 1, 2015.  Interested physicians currently in their final year of Internal Medicine Residency and their program directors may submit CV's to Dr. Campbell via email:  charles.campbell@erlanger.org or contact his office at (423) 778-5661.   Dr. Campbell came to Erlanger and the University of Tennessee from Lexington, Kentucky, where he served as associate professor of Medicine, director of Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, co-program director of  the Clinical Scholars in Training in Cardiovascular Science Program, and director of Inpatient Services, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Kentucky.  Board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, Dr. Campbell earned his medical degree from Michigan State University, completed his internship and residency at Keesler Medical Center Air Force Base and fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base.  He specializes in cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography, cardiovascular critical care and heart failure.    Prior to his positions at University of Kentucky, Dr. Campbell worked as a Critical Care Air Transport leader in Germany and Iraq and as a staff cardiologist at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.  He has been a member and organizer of several committees and professional societies in cardiovascular medicine and participated as a speaker in numerous cardiology conferences and as an editor or peer reviewer for national cardiology publications.     The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga is a campus of the statewide University of Tennesse Health Science Center System.  The Chattanooga Campus sponsors graduate medical education training to approximately 172 residents and fellows for 2014-2015.  There are ten ACGME accredited residency programs (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Surgery, Transitional Year, and Urology).   The Campus also sponsors ten fellowship programs (Cardiovascular Disease, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Emergency Medical Services, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Neuro-Interventional Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Transitions to Practice in General Surgery, Ultrasound (through Emergency Medicine), and Vascular Surgery). Erlanger Health System is the primary clinical training site for the Chattanooga Campus through a major affiliation with the University of Tennessee. Other UT College of Medicine campuses are located in Memphis (the main medical school campus), Jackson, Knoxville, and Nashville.   For more information about the Chattanooga Campus, visit our website at www.utcomchatt.org, or contact Liz Jones, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at liz.jones@erlanger.org.     ###
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