Medical Resident at East Tennessee State University
Allen Elster, MD, is an internal medicine resident at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. As a resident, he spends most of his time caring for patients on the different floors of the hospital. He primarily provides general internal medicine care, working with patients suffering from such conditions as kidney failure and diabetes. Occasionally seeing up to 20 patients in one day, Allen Elster, MD, is responsible for patients throughout their stay at the hospital, from the time they are first admitted to when they are discharged.
Since beginning his residency in 2014, Dr. Elster has become familiar with such processes as developing overall care plans, admitting patients to the hospital from the emergency room, and reviewing blood work.
Allen Elster, MD, received his bachelor of science in neuroscience from Duke University before completing his medical degree at Wake Forest University. While at medical school, he achieved honors in several classes, including newborn pediatrics and pathology, and won the Rachel & Isadore Meschan Award for Academic Excellence.
Additionally, Allen Elster, MD, assisted with research at the Cardiac Image Lab under Dr. Jeffery Carr and coauthored several publications. Upon graduating, he began his internal medicine internship at the University of South Carolina within the Greenville Hospital System. During this time, he won Silver Star awards for patient care in both 2011 and 2012.