The following students were commissioned as captains in the May 3 ceremony, just a few hours before receiving their diplomas and doctoral hoods from Quillen College of Medicine:
· Kyle Brandon, of Kingsport, U.S. Air Force. He will complete his residency in diagnostic radiology at San Antonio Air Force Medical Center.
· Jamal Brazan, of Maryville, U.S. Navy. He will complete his residency in general surgery at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center.
· Andrew Carey, of Elizabethton, U.S. Air Force. He will complete his residency in general surgery at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
· Christina Grimsley, of Gallatin, U.S. Air Force. She will complete her residency in general surgery at Travis Air Force Base.
· Justin Perdue, of Livingston, U.S. Army. He will complete his residency in family medicine at Fort Gordon Eisenhower Medical Center.
In addition to the medical school graduates who were commissioned, the college also recognized five veterans in the Class of 2019. They include:
· James Joslyn, of Bedford, Virginia, U.S. Army. He will complete his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
· Blaine McGraw, of Clarksville, U.S. Army. He will complete his residency in OB/GYN at Tripler Army Medical Center.
· Ross Morgan, of McLean, Virginia, U.S. Army. He will complete his residency in anesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
· Troy Nold, of Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. Army. He will complete his residency in psychiatry at Harvard South Shore.
· Drew Smith, of Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. Army. Smith was promoted to major at the Commissioning ceremony, and his father, who is also a commissioned officer, administered the oath. He will complete his residency in emergency medicine at University of Florida.
Quillen College of Medicine has a reputation for being “military friendly” and boasts the highest percentage enrollment of veteran and military students of any medical school in the country, with the exception of the Uniformed Services Health Sciences University.