Scholarly teaching is a high priority at all levels. All faculty hold academic appointments. Each year the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) "Excellence in Teaching" awards are presented to the two most acclaimed teachers for their efforts in graduate medical education and undergraduate medical education, respectively. Similarly, an award is presented to the best teaching resident as determined by medical students and rotating interns.
The backbone of the departmental teaching faculty comprises a diverse group of obstetricians and gynecologists, subspecialists, and basic scientists. The PhD faculty interface with the clinical faculty for scholarly research.
The department's educational philosophy is commensurate with that of the University of Tennessee, where Knoxville is home to the main campus. The Graduate School at the University of Tennessee offers master's programs in 86 fields and doctoral work in 52 fields. The University of Tennessee Medical Center is adjacent to the main Knoxville campus, enabling resident spouses to pursue graduate course work or degrees.
"We provide opportunities to learn
cancer care, screenings and risk assessment and reduction. At the end of their time with us, residents
know signs and symptoms and proper screening protocols of all cancers, and OB/GYN residents can diagnose using
breast exams, Pap smears and pelvic exams."
Larry Kilgore, MD, Professor
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
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