The staff of the GME Office is available to assist you with questions regarding your residency and employment. Program-specific questions may be directed to the Residency Director or Program Coordinator.
We are located in the Support Building, Suite 1SB221 in Vidant Medical Center. Our office phone is 252.847.4268 and our fax number is 252.847.8304.
Herb Garrison, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Designated Institutional Official (DIO), and Professor of Emergency Medicine; Vice President, Medical Affairs.
Responsible for collaboration between the hospital and medical school in regards to GME, strategic planning, institutional compliance, and integration of the learners into the institutions.
Darla Liles, MD, Director of Accreditation, Graduate Medical Education, and Associate Professor in Hematology/Oncology
Responsible for managing the Internal Review process and assisting programs to prepare for ACGME accreditation site visits, chairs our GMEC subcommittee on Accreditation, and assists in the development of new programs.
Alyson Riddick, Manager of GME
Responsible for ensuring the requirements of various accrediting agencies are met, GME finances, Contracts, Immigration and Visas, and administration of the GME Office.
Shirley Rutledge, Program Assistant
Responsible for Resident Reappointment, Away Rotations, and data management.
Michelle Buck, Senior Secretary
Responsible for first-line communication with those who contact the GME Office, lincense renewals, Meal Allowance, Pager Issues, New Resident Paperwork and coordination of GME activities.
Melissa Whitmer, Credentialing Specialist
Responsible for New Innovations, onboarding new residents, and special projects.
Kelley Whitehurst, MAEd, Program Manager, GME Education
Responsible for developing and supporting institution-wide GME educational initiatives.
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