Welcome Incoming Residents/Fellows!


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We are so glad you are joining the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga community and believe you will enjoy living in Chattanooga.

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Coordinator Contact Information 


Key Points to Remember:

  • You will be an employee of the University of Tennessee and not our affiliated hospital, Erlanger.  Please be aware that your first official day of residency training will be Sunday, July 1, 2018, unless you have already been given a later start date by your Program Director. 
  • Life suSunset Chattanoogapport certification -- Depending on your specialty, you will need to obtain BLS, ACLS, PALS, and/or ATLS certification before you officially begin your residency or fellowship on July 1. If you can obtain the required certifications prior to July 1 at your medical school or current training program, you will just need to send the GME Office a copy of your certification cards denoting dates of certification. If you cannot obtain certification on your own, you will need to participate in online training and required sessions and skills tests in Chattanooga the last two weeks of June.   
Certification Type: Training Dates: Programs Required to Complete:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) June 19, 2018 (9-11am) Cardio, EM, Ortho, & Surgery
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) June 19, 2018 (12-2pm) FM, IM, & OBGYN
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)  June 21-22, 2018 (8am-5pm) Surgery, Ortho, &  EM Residents
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) June 21-22, 2018  FM Residents Only
Basic Life Support (BLS) June 20, 2018 (2pm- 4pm) EM, OB/GYN, Ortho & Surgery Residents
Basic Life Support (BLS) June 20, 2018 (4pm- 6pm) Cardio Fellows, FM, IM & PEDS Residents
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) June 20, 2018  (8am-10am) FM, & OB/GYN Residents
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) June 20, 2018  (10am-12pm) PEDS Residents
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for PEDS Residents June 19, 2018 (9am-1pm) PEDS Residents
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) June 18, 2018 (1pm-5pm) FM & EM Residents
  • All incoming residents and fellows beginning training July 1 must attend an Erlanger required computer and eCHART (epic) training session (Monday and Tuesday, June 25-26, 2018)
  • Wednesday and Thursday, June 27-28, 2018, have been set aside for orientation by your departments and program.
  • All incoming residents must attend a one-day required hospital and University orientation on Friday, June 29, 2018.  
  • University insurance representatives will be available on June 29 to finalize and explain the insurance plans and benefits. Please see below for the 2018-2019 health insurance rates:
 Resident Health Insurance Rates
  Monthly Total Cost  Monthly Employee 
Employee Only  $  555.37   $ 110
Employee + Spouse $1,110.68   $ 220
Employee+ Child(ren) $   984.34   $ 195
Family $1,540.99   $ 305

All incoming residents must:

  • Give permission for and pass a Criminal Background Check (online) through a third party company called the "Cora Croup."
  • Pass a drug screen, mask fit test, TB skin test, and immunization screening (including necessary titers and immunizations) performed by Erlanger Employee Health (called Work Force).
  • Document a physical exam conducted since January 2018, and have a health statement form stating that the resident/fellow is physically and mentally fit to begin duty in our residency program.  The form must be signed by a U.S. licensed physician.  If you do not have a primary care physician and cannot get the physical exam done prior to July 1, you will be able to contact
    WorkForce to schedule a physical exam earlier this upcoming Spring (at your own cost). 

We are looking forward to working with you as you enter this next chapter in your medical education training.  


Pamela D. Scott, C-TAGME

Director, Graduate and Medical Student Education  

pscott1@uthsc.edu, 423.778.7442


Email addresses and phone #s for the Program Coordinators:


Cardiovascular Disease & Gastroenterology Fellowships

Tammy.Elliott@erlanger.org    423.778.4465


Emergency Medicine Residency and EMS & Ultrasound Fellowships

Velvet.Green@erlanger.org    423.778.7628


Family Medicine Residency

Sharron.Skoretz@erlanger.org    423.778.2957 


Internal Medicine Residency

Deborah.Fuller@erlanger.org    423.778.2998


OB/GYN Residency

Paula.Barnett@erlanger.org    423.778.7515


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency & Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

Donna.Gibson@erlanger.org    423.778.9008


Pediatrics Residency

Patty.Wolfe@erlanger.org     423.778.6217 


Plastic Surgery Residency

Tara.Lee@thepsg.org    423.778.9047 


Surgery Residency, Surgical Critical Care & Vascular Surgery Fellowships 

Cindy.Rudolph@erlanger.org and Maggie.Hamblen@erlanger.org     423.778.7695


Urology Residency

Stacey.Blanks@erlanger.org   423.778.4691


Revised 07/09/18

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