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Resident Advisory Board

The Resident Advisory Board (RAB) was established as part of the Well-Being Initiatives for the Chattanooga Campus with representation from each department.  We encourage the RAB to meet several times during the year (whether virtually or in-person without UT or Erlanger administration present in accordance with ACGME Guidelines.  There are also meetings that are scheduled with UT leadership and members of the House Staff Association and Resident Advisory Board.

Our RAB has worked with the Assistant Dean for Well-Being & Medical Student Education to establish Town Hall sessions that are part of our monthly institutional curriculum series called Healthcare Principles in Practice (HPP).  Each academic year, several Town Hall discussions are held as part of the HPP series.  The RAB is committed to identifying Well-Being needs and working with University and Erlanger leadership to secure solutions.  We will resume in-person quarterly meetings after the first of the calendar year to continue working on these issues and to encourage more interaction at the program level.  Concepts being discussed include well-being days for physician or personal appointments, healthy food options and snacks available-particularly during the 1 - 6 AM period when the Erlanger cafeteria is not open, improved gym or workout/walking area within the Erlanger complex, security issues within the hospital and external parking areas, and needed improvement in physician-staff communication and a best practice system of communicating call schedules and assignments.

The Resident Advisory Board includes peer-selected representatives from each department and/or program.  The House Staff Association officers are also members of the RAB.  The RAB is chaired by the House Staff Association President.  The RAB meets quarterly with the Assistant Dean for Medical Students and Well-Being, the Dean, the Associate Dean/DIO, GME Lead Coordinator, GME Financial Specialist, and the Director of Graduate & Medical Student Education. 

Once the schedule is approved we will post scheduled Resident Advisory Board Meeting Dates on this page.  Although the meetings will be in person we may still include a Zoom option to increase participation.atives include:

  Name PGY Level and Program
House Staff Association Hayley Everett, MD, President, House Staff Association PGY-5, 5th Year Resident, Surgery 
House Staff Association Dresden Melton-Soderstrom, MD,Vice President, House Staff Association PGY-6,  6th Year Chief Resident, Surgery
House Staff Association William Oelsner, MD, Secretary, House Staff Association PGY-4, 1st Year Fellow, Gastroenterology 
House Staff Association Chace Hicks,MD, Treasurer, House Staff Association PGY-4, 4th Year Resident, Surgery 
Resident Well-Being Committee Larissa Wolf, MD PGY-3, 3rd Year Resident, Internal Medicine
RAB Member Yazan Saba, DO PGY-6, 3rd Year Fellow, Cardiology 
RAB Member(s) Morgan Mayfield, MD
Stephanie Willer, MD
Eli Wyatt, MD
PGY-3, Chief Residents, Emergency Medicine (one attends and represents)
RAB Member Charles Gober, MD
Hannah King, DO
PGY-3, Chief Residents, Family Medicine (one attends and represents)
RAB Member TBD Obstetrics & Gynecology Resident
RAB Member TBD Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
RAB Member Merla Hubler, MD
Katie DeMars, MD
PGY-3, 3rd Year Residents, Pediatrics (one attends and represents)
RAB Member TBD Plastic Surgery Resident
RAB Member David Thompson, MD PGY-4, 4th Year Resident, Urology
Feb 14, 2023