From the Dean's Office
In the Spotlight
Continuing Medical and Dental Education
Graduate School of Medicine Shares Knowledge Worldwide
Welcome Board of Visitors
As our academic year comes to an end, I want to congratulate all of you who are completing your residency education and wish you the very best in your future endeavors as physicians or dentists. As you step into the world, know that your time here has been well spent and that we entrust you with the responsibility of excellent patient care. For those of you entering fellowships, know that your education at the Graduate School of Medicine should leave you well prepared for the challenges you will no doubt face. All of you are bright spots that will represent the Graduate School of Medicine in stellar fashion.
As we move into the next year, I am excited to tell you about another very bright spot. The Graduate School of Medicine has formed a Board of Visitors whose mission is to advise the Dean and to assist the Dean in strategic planning, the development and implementation of short- and long-term goals, community outreach and service, and the garnering of financial support for education, research and clinical care. The members of the Board were selected based on their expertise, interests in medical education and research, and ability to help the Graduate School of Medicine accomplish its mission.
The initial meeting of the Board of Visitors was held on June 3, 2009. I am delighted to say that all members participated fully as evidenced by the myriad of questions raised and suggestions provided. Under the direction of the Chairman, Dr. Joe Johnson (President Emeritus, University of Tennessee), each member learned about the Graduate School of Medicine, and we learned from their perspectives and knowledge. Based on this initial meeting I am even more convinced that this group of excellent individuals will be instrumental in guiding the Graduate School of Medicine in good times and in difficult times. At the evening session, four residents and one medical student told their stories to the Board. The residents were Dr. Mackenzie Hay in Family Medicine, Dr. Laura Sullivan in Internal Medicine, Dr. Samantha Evans in Pathology, and Dr. Michael Godbold in Anesthesiology. Our medical student was Shane Kelly. All of them were both enlightening and entertaining.
I would ask you as faculty, residents, medical students or staff to thank any of the Board Members you may know personally or professionally. Over the coming months, you will find them visiting us frequently whether it be in the Simulation Center, shadowing residents or attending meetings. The names of our Board Members are:
James J. Neutens, PhD, FASHA
|Office of Communications and Outreach
Graduate School of Medicine
University of Tennessee