Osceola Regional Medical Center Approved for OB-GYN and Internal Medicine Residency Programs

Monday, August 5, 2013
By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

Beginning July 2014, Osceola Regional Medical Center will launch its Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) Residency Program. Osceola Regional announced on July 16, 2013, that it has been approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for the program. The approval makes the hospital’s OB-GYN Residency Program the first approved by the AOA in the Southeastern area of the United States. The residency program will be a four-year program with two residents per year. The residents will work under the guidance of Dr. Mark Palazzolo, according to Osceola Regional.

To read the press release from Osceola Regional, click here.

Osceola Regional Also Accredited for Internal Medicine Residency Program.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, in June 2013, Osceola Regional also announced that it has been accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for an Internal Medicine Residency Program. This program will have room for ten (10) residents at Osceola Regional starting in July 2014. It is expected to eventually grow to thirty (30) residents a year. The University of Central Florida College of Medicine announced it will sponsor the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

To read the article from the Orlando Sentinel, click here.

With New Programs, Osceola Regional Hopes to Bring More Doctors to Florida.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) states there is a doctor shortage in the Sunshine State. According to Osceola Regional, studies show around sixty percent (60%) of doctors practice where they complete their residency. The hospital hopes these two new residency programs will help bring in more doctors to Florida.

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Wright, Colleen. “Hospital to Offer OB/GYN Program.” Orlando Sentinel. (July 23, 2013). From: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/blogs/vital-signs/os-obgyn-residency-program-at-osceola-regional,0,979553.post

Guevara, Vanessa. “ORMC Announces First OBGYN Residency Program in Southeast U.S.” Osceola Regional Medical Center. (July 16, 2013). From: http://osceolaregional.com/about/newsroom/detail.dot?id=649d467a-d691-44f7-aba0-cb67876d5825Guevara

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