Internal Medicine Residency


Our Department of Medicine continues to show an excellence in medical education.  Residents enjoy a wonderful community, beautiful surroundings, and a rigorous academic environment.  Our department sponsors an Internal Medicine Residency Program, a Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, and a Gastroenterology Fellowship.  


Louis Lambiase, MD, serves as Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship.


Jennifer Dooley, MD, serves as Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency. 


 Internal Medicine Residency Program Highlights

  • Ten resident positions at each level of the three-year program
  • 4+1 block scheduling 
  • Recent graduates have obtained fellowships in Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, and Pulmonary/Critical Care.
  • Night float experience for all residents
  • Research block 
  • Global health elective 
  • Comprehensive two-year core curriculum lecture series
  • Consistent award-winning resident participation at state, regional, and national scientific meetings
  • Resident participation in departmental committee meetings and physician planning meetings resulting in significant resident input and influence regarding program policies
  • Affiliation with Erlanger Health System, a university-based hospital with 868 licensed beds. This is the region's only Level I Trauma Center providing primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care to patients from 50 counties within a 150-mile radius of Chattanooga.


Educational Benefits

  • Comprehensive two year core curriculum lecture series
  • Annual emergency management series
  • Annual EKG instruction series
  • On-site MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program)
    review sessions for the Internal Medicine Board exam, with most updated edition
  • Individualized educational program opportunities with hospitalist and primary care emphasis
  • Monthly Journal Club series with associated didactic curriculum
  • Formal instruction in billing and evaluation/management coding
  • Structured resident research program with one-on-one faculty mentoring
  • Home access to the Erlanger / UT Memphis Medical Libraries with over 400 full text online journals and over 70 leading electronic textbooks


Special Benefits

  • Numerous benefits (meal allowance; family leave, personal days, paid travel expenses for research and/or case presentation activities; plentiful and convenient free covered parking; and much more)
  • Reimbursement for professional development expenses and presentations at regional and national meetings and books/journals is available from department funds at the discretion of the Chair
  • Meal allowance for use in hospital cafeteria, Subway, Starbucks, Chick-fil-a
  • Moonlighting permitted at the 2nd and 3rd levels with approval by the Program Director
  • On-site childcare
  • Five personal days over the three-year period
  • No state income tax


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

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