SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. — Larkin Community Hospital and Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine recently announced they have received approval from the American Osteopathic Association to start several new osteopathic medicine residency training programs.
The AOA’s Program and Trainee Review Committee granted the hospital approval to train residents in programs such as traditional rotating internship, neurology residency program, ophthalmology residency program, hospice and palliative care fellowship, and endocrinology fellowship. The programs will start on July 1, 2012.
The neurology residency program will include a new clinic: The Larkin Community Hospital Movement Disorder Center, which will offer state of the art techniques for the treatment of movement disorders. This clinic will be the last hope for treating patients who experience disabling involuntary tremors and they don’t respond to medications.
"Nova Southeastern University and its Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) remain committed to the development of quality graduate medical education programs for all Floridians,” said Joseph De Gaetano, D.O., M.S.Ed., associate dean for clinical curriculum and graduate medical education at NSU’s medical school. “It’s through outstanding partnerships with hospitals such as Larkin that enable this great need for the citizens of Florida to be realized."
Larkin currently offers AOA-approved medical residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, and neuromusculoskeletal medicine. It recently received approval by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for a new psychiatry residency program.
About Larkin Community Hospital: Located in South Miami, Florida, Larkin Community Hospital (LCH) is a 146 Bed Acute Care Medical, Surgical and Psychiatric Teaching Hospital fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The mission of LCH is to provide compassionate care of the highest quality in an educational environment. For more information about LCH visit www.larkinhospital.com. For more information about LCH’s Graduate Medical Education programs visit www.gme.larkinhospital.com.
About NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine: For students pursuing their education at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM), the matriculation experience has proven to be both challenging and rewarding. By combining the most contemporary teaching modalities with the newest technology, our students are assured of obtaining the most comprehensive education possible. Thanks to the synergistic energy of our students, faculty members, and staff members of all of our programs, the pursuit of excellence has become a daily reality at NSU-COM.
About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 29,000 students and is the seventh largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement.
For more information about Nova visit www.nova.edu.