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Graduate Medical Education

Memorial Healthcare System has been accredited by ACGME, CPME, and ASHP to offer residency and fellowship programs.

Through our accredited Graduate Medical Education programs, Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, FL provides opportunities for medical school graduates to train at one of the largest and most dynamic public healthcare systems in the United States. Our residents and fellows will help transform the way we deliver patient care today – and for generations to come.

Medical students interested in applying should submit their applications via ERAS.


Academic Medical Center Expansion

Part of a $20 million expansion project at Memorial Hospital West, students, residents, fellows, and faculty have access to enhanced amenities at select Memorial facilities, including:

  • Medical library services, offering 24/7 access
  • Administrative offices
  • On-call rooms
  • Resident, fellow and faculty work/study areas
  • Auditoriums equipped with video conferencing capabilities

Statutory Teaching Hospital

Memorial Regional Hospital (including Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital), Memorial Regional Hospital South, and Memorial Hospital West have all achieved statutory teaching hospital designation from the State of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA). Prior to Memorial’s inclusion, fewer than 12% of the more than 325 hospitals in Florida had been accorded this status.

The statutory teaching hospital designation is granted to hospitals with at least 100 or more full-time resident physicians in seven or more graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Council on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association.

“We were able to secure these designations after only five years as a graduate medical education (GME) program, solidifying our standing as a major academic medical center,” said Saima Chaudhry, MD, Memorial Healthcare System’s chief academic officer. “It also makes our program more attractive to residents, fellows, and teaching faculty as we maintain our commitment to train South Florida’s next generation of physicians and specialists.”

Memorial’s GME program, which uses its hospitals for on-the-job, physician training that supplements classroom instruction, includes 15 accredited programs (11 residencies and four fellowships). Many of these areas of study are ones the State of Florida has determined will likely have a shortage of specialists in the years to come.

Statutory teaching hospital designation also potentially qualifies academic centers for additional state funding for programs.

Why Choose Memorial Healthcare System

Recommended Hospital

The percentage of patients who answered "Yes" when asked if they definitely would recommend the hospital.

Florida Average: 65.00%

  • Oct 2022 - Dec 2022: 78.4%
  • Jul 2022 - Sep 2022: 76.7%
  • Apr 2022 - Jun 2022: 81.50%
  • Jan 2022 - Mar 2022: 74.10%

Higher is better.

2023 Stanley Marks, MD White Coat Ceremony

2023 Stanley Marks, MD White Coat Ceremony

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