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 academic program can be summarized as follows:
- The Department of OB/GYN consists of seven divisions:
Education, Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology, Urogynecology and Research
- The backbone of the departmental teaching faculty comprises a diverse group of obstetricians/gynecologists, subspecialists, and basic scientists
- All major conferences are provided in addition to Journal Club
- Each week, a half day is reserved for didactic lectures and grand rounds
- The didactic program consists of a two-year block, subdivided into quarters
- The department's commitment to academics includes the provision of several textbooks at no charge to the resident
- The Ph.D. faculty interface with the clinical faculty for scholarly research
The department's educational philosophy is in keeping with that of the main campus of the University of Tennessee. UT's Graduate School offers master's programs in 86 fields and doctoral work in 52 fields. UT Medical Center is adjacent to the main Knoxville campus, enabling resident spouses to pursue graduate course work or degrees.
More information for prospective residents, fellows and students is available in this recently published viewbook entitled, "University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine."
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
1928 Alcoa Highway, Suite 118 Knoxville, TN 37920
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box U-27
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920