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 - five years until the next site visit. More than 170 Residents and Fellows are enrolled in our GME Programs.  In July 2016, the ACGME again awarded Continued Accreditation for the institution based on the review of all our ACGME WebAds annual updates.  We were commended for meeting all institutional accreditation standards without any citations.




The Chief Executive Officer of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga is our Professor and Dean, R. Bruce Shack, MD.  Dr. Shack also serves as Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery.  Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CHCP, is our Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Designated Institutional Official. A core faculty of approximately 140 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

Jamie Gilbreath, CAP, GME Financial Specialist


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


Revised 09/2017

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

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