Transitional Year Overview

Dr. Mukta Panda receives the national Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award 2008

As of July 1, 2017, we have voluntarily withdrawn accreditation and sponsorship for our Transitional Year Program.   The program ended with full accreditation from the ACGME on June 30, 2017.


Records will still be maintained by the institution for individuals who completed this one-year residency program so we will continue to provide credentialing verification as needed by former graduates.




2015 GHHS National Solidarity Day - Transitional Year Residents

This outstanding program was led by Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine from 1998 until the final residents ended their training on June 30, 2017.  During her tenure, Dr. Panda was recognized by the ACGME as one of only 10 program directors nationally who received the 2008 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award for excellence in medical education.  Dr. Panda was appointed Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education for the Chattanooga Campus in 2014 and continues to serve in that role.




We take this opportunity to thank Dr. Panda and our Transitional Year Coordinator, Joyce Poke, for their service and dedication of the physicians who were part of this legacy.  Ms. Poke will continue to assist with verifications of former trainees and will maintain those records in addition to her duties in the Department of Medicine working with medical students:  



Click here to view a video file prepared as a tribute by the 2016 Transitional Year Residents.


To honor one of the dedicated Dermatology faculty members who has provided countless lectures and education over the years, the late Dr. Allen Lewis, the 2015-2016 Transitional Year Residents have honored Dr. Lewis with a Special Grand Rounds on May 26, 2016.  Click here to view the presentation.


Revised 7/1/2017

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