Continuing a legacy of notable medical achievements, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has been granted initial full accreditation for its first residency training program in Internal Medicine by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The hospital has also received full institutional accreditation, which will facilitate the establishment of sub-medicine specialty fellowships in multiple disciplines.
In addition to its Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Aventura Hospital currently participates in an accredited General Surgery Residency Training Program, also sponsored by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).
Becoming fully accredited on the first attempt further solidifies Aventura Hospital’s excellent relationship with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – dedicated to improving healthcare and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through accreditation.
“The extraordinary achievement of receiving full accreditation is a testament to the leadership of Program Director Dr. Hamid Feiz and the entire Graduate Medical Education team’s commitment to bringing the best graduate medical education to South Florida,” said hospital CEO Dianne Goldenberg.
Earning full accreditation status will advance the hospital’s goals to continue developing excellent, Internal Medicine sub-specialty fellowship training programs attracting high caliber residents – many of whom will prefer to stay in the City of Aventura not only to complete all of their post graduate medical education training but after graduating as well.
Recognizing residency programs are in short supply nationwide, Aventura Hospital launched its Internal Medicine Residency Training Program in July of 2014, with 12 of 30 total anticipated residents. Currently, there are 22 Internal Medicine residents participating in the training program. Three esteemed residents have already won research poster and oral presentation competition awards, presented at the American College of Physicians 2015 annual Residents and Medical Students meeting and the 2015 Florida Society of Rheumatology.
“What sets our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program apart from others is our outstanding faculty and staff, providing direction, encouragement, meaningful evaluations and unique opportunities to participate in community medicine, attend ACP meetings and win prestigious awards,” said Dr. Feiz. “Today, Aventura Hospital is training residents to become the next generation of leaders in internal medicine and its subspecialties, leading to state-of-the-art patient care.”
For more information about Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Residency Training Programs, contact the Graduate Medical Education Administration: AHMC.GMEAdmin@HCAHealthcare.com.