Why is Memorial pursuing GME training programs?Memorial has decided to establish residency training to help Florida meet its future demand for physicians. A 2005 study published by the Association of American Medical Colleges estimates a shortage of physicians within the next 10 years to the tune of 46,000 to 90,000 nationwide. In addition, Florida ranks 42 out of 50 states in terms of graduate medical education spots per 100,000 population.
As one of the largest public healthcare systems in the country, Memorial’s GME program will help advance our mission of “healing the mind, body and spirit of those who we touch” by bringing enhanced clinical programs, research and innovation to the community we serve.
What does Memorial provide for undergraduate medical education?Memorial has been training medical students for decades in dozens of specialty rotations across our six hospitals. We train over 500 medical students annually.
Who are the program’s clinical teachers?Our faculty comprises dedicated and collegial clinical educators who are committed to ensuring an outstanding educational experience that will prepare residents for successful clinical practice. Our medical staff is made up of board-certified physicians who have trained at some of the best institutions in the country. Their enthusiasm for teaching the next generation of physicians is palpable and infectious. It is with these talented, hardworking and dedicated individuals that we proudly enter the world of GME.
What electronic medical record (EMR) application does Memorial use?Memorial uses the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) application across all of its hospitals.
What research opportunities exist at Memorial?Research is an integral part of Memorial. Our Office of Human Research has established a comprehensive clinical research infrastructure to offer patients the opportunity to participate in leading-edge clinical trials, many of which include new, innovative treatments that would otherwise not be available locally. With more than 26 full-time employees, this office oversees research in more than 120 active, federal and industry-funded studies across our healthcare system.
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