The Department of Internal Medicine is the largest clinical department in Quillen College of Medicine at The East Tennessee State University. Sixty faculty employed by ETSU, the Quillen VAMC, or both join with over 100 community volunteer faculty physicians to teach our students and residents. Our faculty includes clinician-teachers, clinician-scientists, and basic scientists. As a community-based school situated in the Tri-Cities area of Northeastern Tennessee, our faculty members practice, teach and conduct research at the Mountain Home VAMC, Johnson City Medical Center, Bristol Regional Medical Center, and Holston Valley Medical Center (in Kingsport). Our faculty practice includes four outpatient sites within Johnson City and Kingsport. Our community-based physician faculty in the region provide teaching to our physicians-in-training, and provide a broad referral base for our clinical practice.