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Memorial Begins Graduate Medical Education with New Residency Programs

Memorial Healthcare System recently celebrated the beginning of its new residency program accepting 31 interns  spread out over four residencies: internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation and podiatry.

The first three programs are completely new, and they join the already existing podiatry program.

Dr. Saima Chaudhry, the chief academic officer for Memorial is pleased the new residency programs have been established citing a shortage of doctors in South Florida. “We are transitioning from a community hospital to an academic health center. Our overall plan is to train doctors in over ten residencies and four fellowships.”

That means Memorial will supply Florida with over 75 doctors a year. “Memorial will join a long and prestigious list of public health systems that have a tradition in graduate medical education,” said Chaudhry.

Training has already been provided to about 500 medical students. The residents have graduated from medical schools around the nation and are completing “on the job” training as doctors.

In July 2019 Memorial plans to begin a neurology residency and psychiatry residency program.

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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