The Department of Medicine is the largest department in the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM). The UTGSM is the Knoxville campus of the University Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC). The Department is comprised of 15 Divisions and 114 full time, part time, and volunteer faculty. The primary focus of the department is the training of medical residents. We also provide clinical training for third and fourth year medical students, who are primarily enrolled at the UTHSC Memphis campus. We currently offer fellowship training in cardiology and pulmonary medicine. All of our training programs are fully accredited by ACGME.
Clinical training is provided mainly at the nationally ranked University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) and affiliated clinics located in Knoxville. Our trainees and faculty are committed to providing exceptional patient care in a collegial environment, and several divisions are nationally recognized for their excellence. We have the twin advantages of being an academic training program without being a large one, where each trainee is well known and recognized for their achievements. We offer several unique programs that encourage our trainees to be critical thinkers; and that prepare them for the ever changing needs of healthcare, both in the current milieu and also for the future. In addition to our experienced faculty, we have outstanding support from ancillary staff in both the hospital and ambulatory clinic settings. We have a robust basic science research program, are rapidly expanding our clinical research, and have ongoing collaborations with other research institutions in and around Knoxville.
The mission of the Department of Medicine is to help physicians in training acquire the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary to become competent, compassionate physicians who possess a lifetime love of medicine, learning, and teaching; to provide an organization for the delivery of excellent medical care from both the generalists and specialists in the field of Internal Medicine; and to provide an invigorating environment for basic and clinical research. Our enthusiastic and experienced clinical and research faculty are dedicated to the fulfillment of this mission.
In Touch is produced by the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine's Department of Medicine. The mission of the newsletter is to build pride in the Department of Medicine by communicating the accessible, collaborative and human aspects of the department while highlighting pertinent achievements and activities.
In Touch is published each quarter and features faculty and resident news, upcoming events, and awards and accomplishments. As an institute of learning and discovery, the newsletter highlights how the Department of Medicine contributes to a global body of medical knowledge through various scholarly activities.Top
Rajiv Dhand, MD, FCCP, FACP, FAARC, a noted expert in pulmonary and critical care medicine, was appointed Chair of Medicine January 2011. Dr. Dhand oversees patient care, research and educational activities of the department, which encompasses 15 medical specialties and is comprised of more than 100 faculty physicians, research scientists, residents and fellows, who serve patients through inpatient and outpatient services.
7,930 miles: the distance from Knoxville to Nairobi, Kenya, the place PGY-3 Dr. Moses Osoro calls home. Raised in East Africa, he then moved to Houston for his undergraduate studies. Following graduation, he attended UT Southwestern Medical School (UTSW) in Dallas. Influenced by the Chief of Medicine at UTSW, he chose to study internal medicine here at the UT Graduate School of Medicine, as he enjoyed the intimate residency size, research opportunities, and people. Currently, he is researching the appropriate ordering of cardiac imaging in chest pain and will present his findings at the National Association for Cardiovascular Imaging. He plans to attend a cardiology fellowship, with hopes to remain in Knoxville.
"Fantastic!" is a sentiment Dr. Osoro uses daily, and this is indicative of his outlook on medicine and his personality. He believes, "healing is more than accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. To me, a healer forms relationships with his patients." He "tries to understand what disease means to them" and understands, "what the patient would like out of life and how health plays a role." We are truly lucky to have such a "healer" in resident Dr. Osoro.
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