Medical Student Clerkships

 

 

The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga offers all core clerkships for junior UT medical students (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, and Surgery) as well as Neurology, Psychiatry, Ambulatory Medicine, Surgical Subspecialties, and the Medicine Specialties Clerkship. 

 

Click on the links to the left for descriptions of each clerkship and for information about the various clerkship directors.

 

Click on the link below to access the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Orientation to the Clerkships for the rising M-3 UT students (presented February 16, 2016 in Memphis):

 

2016 Clerkship Orientation - Chattanooga 

 

Comments from recent UT medical students rotating in Chattanooga:

 

"I have done all of my rotations here in Chattanooga and I could not ask for a better experience. The smaller amount of students rotating here compared to Memphis allows for more direct interaction with residents and attendings, while also allowing for increased responsibilities in patient care. I saw a diverse population during all of my rotations and got a ton of hands on experience. Additionally, the skills lab in Chattanooga is state-of-the-art and gives students a chance to actually do OR procedures and gain valuable surgery skills and suturing practice. I highly recommend the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger for clinical rotations, I definitely do not regret coming here."  (Jordan Halsey, M4)

 

"I chose to move back to Chattanooga for my 3rd and 4th years of medical school, and I am very glad that I chose to come here. I have had a fantastic experience on all of my rotations. The smaller class sizes in Chattanooga have allowed me to get more individual attention from attendings and residents, and I believe that my education has been magnificent as a result. Attendings not only know my name but have an understanding of my personality as well as my strengths and weaknesses. I have had a phenomenal experience in Chattanooga and would highly recommend it to any upcoming medical student."  (Valerie Stine, MD, current Transitional Year Resident in Chattanooga and graduate of the Class of 2013) 

 

"Dear Class of 2016:  I have done almost all of my core clerkships in Chattanooga ... and have had a great experience rotating through Erlanger. I have been thoroughly prepared for the shelf exams and Step 2.  Here is a list of some of the things I think are advantageous about rotating in Chattanooga.

  • Fewer students = more direct instruction from attendings - less competition for surgical cases/procedures
  • Direct participation in procedures/surgical cases is strongly encouraged - ask  & can do just about anything
  • For neuro/psych you work directly under the attending
  • Faculty really invest themselves in our education and take pride in the opportunity to work with students
  • Residents are very easy to work with, go out of way to make you feel part of team & teach as much as can
  • Surgical Skills Lab for Surgery and OB/GYN clerkships - this isn't available in Memphis and for anyone interested in surgery this is a great way to learn and practice
  • Housing and food stipend at the hospital
  • Lots to do outside hospital: Riverbend Music Festival, Nightfall Concert Series, Southern Brewers Festival, two aquariums, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Chattanooga Lookouts, Hunter Art Museum, running, biking trails, rock climbing, etc.

I hope this is helpful and I encourage everyone to do at least one clerkship in Chattanooga. If you have any questions about Chattanooga, Erlanger, a specific clerkship, etc., feel free to e-mail me.  Best of luck on Step 1."  (Josh Lawson, MD)

                

"Doing my clerkships in Chattanooga was the best decision I've made while in medical school. Everyone at the hospital is friendly. The small number of students in each clerkship allows for more one-on-one time with residents and attendings."  (Julie Worthington, M4) 

                

"My biggest concern regarding coming home to Chattanooga was the quality of education. I've found the quality is exceptional, the staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, all in a low stress setting."  (Josh Donegan, M4) 

 

Updated 11/16/2016

 

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