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NSU and Larkin Community Hospital receive approval for new Medical Residency Training Programs

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Larkin Community Hospital (LCH) recently announced approval from the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Program and Trainee Review Committee to start several new osteopathic medical residency training programs. The AOA granted the hospital approval to train medical residents in radiology, physical medicine, rehabilitation, sports medicine, and anesthesiology residency programs.  The programs will start on July 1.

LCH currently offers AOA-approved residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, and neuromusculoskeletal medicine.  It recently received approval by the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for a new Psychiatry Residency Program. The expansion of osteopathic graduate medical education programs at LCH continues to demonstrate the hospital’s commitment to grow the physician workforce to serve the needs of the citizens of Florida.

NSU has affiliated medical residencies with LCH and many other hospitals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Last year, NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) expanded its affiliated residency programs following recent Congressional legislation to increase the number of residency spots in Florida.

Lasting between three to seven years, medical residencies are required training for medical school graduates to become board-certified physicians. The supply of doctors coming out of these residency programs has not kept pace with an aging population that requires more health care.

“The AOA’s approval of our medical residency programs at LCH will help train future doctors for Florida,” Joseph De Gaetano, D.O., M.S. Ed., associate dean for clinical curriculum and graduate medical education at NSU’s medical school.