Graduate Medical Education

Welcome to the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Graduate Medical Education


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, Nashville, 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, our institution was awarded Continued Accreditation and was commended for our efforts to meet accreditation standards of excellence and received the longest accreditation cycle possible.  Currently, we more than 180 Residents and Fellows are enrolled in our GME Programs.  In January 2019, the ACGME and its Institutional Review Committee (IRC) again awarded Continued Accreditation for the institution based on the review of all our ACGME WebAds annual updates.  We were also commended for meeting all institutional accreditation standards without any citations.




The Chief Executive Officer of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga is R. Bruce Shack, MD, FACS, our Dean.  The Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for our campus, recognized by the ACGME, is Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CHCP, also appointed as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs across the continuum of medical education (undergraduate medical education for students, graduate medical education for residents and fellows, and continuing medical education for practicing physicians).  A core faculty of approximately 140 paid physicians is 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:

Courtney Orloski:  Medical Student Services Specialist

Jacqueline Hogan:  GME Financial Specialist
Kim Judd:  GME Lead Coordinator

Pamela D. Scott, C-TAGME:  Director, Graduate and Medical Student Education


Click on the program-specific links to the right to view program pages.


Click here to view information and resources to support Faculty and Residents as Educators.


The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga is part of a statewide system of Graduate Medical Education. Click on the links below to view additional UT GME Programs at the other campuses:

Revised 06/28/2020

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

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