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New Physicians July 1, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
News ReleaseChattanooga, TN July 1, 2017   New Resident and Fellow Physicians begin TrainingUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger Health SystemJuly 1, 2017   As in other major cities and smaller communities that have "teaching hospitals," July 1 in Chattanooga, Tennessee marks a time-honored tradition of initiating the post medical school training of more than 50 young physicians each year.  Medical school diplomas have already been presented -- the once "medical students" are now real physicians, responsible for the care and treatment of real patients.  Now they are "doctors."  However, they are still very much students and their education and their training has just entered a new phase -- residency training.  Residency training varies from three to eight years, depending upon the specialty. A few more seasoned physicians are also entering subspecialty training in fellowships after completing their initial residency programs.   This year on July 1 we have 51 new faces in our Residency and Fellowship Programs at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga with a few more fellows joining us by August 1.  The primary affiliated hospital in which their training occurs is Erlanger Health System -- the only major teaching hospital within a 100-mile radius of Chattanooga.  These physicians come from medical schools across the country and even the globe -- all seeking to become physicians for our FUTure as well as for our current community.  They will be involved in a combination of clinical practice, didactics learning sessions, and scholarly activity -- clinical research as well as patient safety and quality improvement projects.  They will be supervised and guided by physician faculty and leaders also committed to serving the community and furthering the practice of quality, safe, patient-centered health care.    Please join us in welcoming our 2017-2018 New Residents and Fellows:    Name Medical School-Prior Institution  Specialty Start Date Yuri Boyechko, MD Internal Medicine Residency:   University of Kentucky Cardiovascular Fellowship  7/1/2017 Jonathan Powell, MD Internal Medicine Residency:  Florida Atlantic University Cardiovascular Fellowship  7/1/2017 Michael Salama, MD Internal Medicine Residency:  Winthrop University Hospitals Cardiovascular Fellowship  7/1/2017 Gregory Quatrino, MD Surgery Residency:  University of South Alabama Hospitals  Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship  8/1/2017 Kevin Stevens, MD Emergency Medicine Residency:  UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Emergency Medical Services Fellowship  7/1/2017 David Crockett, MD   Emergency Medicine Residency  7/1/2017  Christopher Etchells, MD   Emergency Medicine Residency   7/1/2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Dr. Shack receives Award
Saturday, June 3, 2017
The Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award 2017 Presented to R. Bruce Shack, MD, FACS June 3, 2017 Congratulations to our own, R. Bruce Shack, MD, Professor and Dean for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.  He was presented the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, his alma mater, as part of its graduation ceremonies on June 3, 2017.   Dr. Shack graduated from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, Texas, and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed a Surgery Internship and his Plastic Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.   Dr. Shack served as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, both in Baltimore, before joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1982. He was named Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt in 1997, serving almost 20 years in that role before moving to Chattanooga to become Dean for our campus in mid-November 2016.   We congratulate Dr. Shack on this milestone achievement and honor.  
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