JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine hosted a military commissioning ceremony for six members of the class of 2021, including a local woman.
The following students were named captains at the ceremony on May 6, just hours before they received their degrees and doctoral students from Quillen College of Medicine:
• Joshua Coleman, of Cleveland, Tennessee, US Navy. He will complete his residency in anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University.
• Kristen Hancock, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, US Air Force. She will complete her residency in internal medicine at the Mountain Area Health Center.
• Autumn LaRocque, of Surgoinsville, Tennessee, US Army Reserves. She will complete her residency in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
• Landin Sorenson, of West Jordan, Utah, US Army. He will complete his residency in psychiatry at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
• Kayla Watson, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US Air Force. She will complete her family medicine residency at Eglin Air Force Base.
• Grace Wholley, of Brentwood, Tennessee, US Air Force. She will complete her residency in emergency medicine at the University of California, Davis Air Force.
Quillen College of Medicine has a reputation for being “military friendly” and has the highest percentage of veterans and military students of any medical school in the country except Uniformed Services Health Sciences University.