Largo, FL – This week Largo Medical Center received national recognition for its Internal Medicine (IM) program residents ranking 4th in the nation on the most recent American College of Osteopathic Internal Medicine in-service exams.
This in-service exam is taken annually by IM residents in more than 140 DO and MD residencyprograms nationwide.
“This significant exam scoring achievement is based on cumulative grades over the past three years,” said Joseph Namey, DO, Largo Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program Director. “The internal medicine faculty at Largo Medical Center should be commended for their commitment and dedication to resident education in a complex time when healthcare is rapidly changing. Our community will benefit greatly from the patient care provided from these physicians-in-training now and for years to come.”
Chief Academic Officer and Medical Director of Graduate Medical Education for Largo Medical Center, Anthony Ottaviani, DO, MPH said, “I attribute this achievement to the quality and discipline of the residents, our more than 80 physician faculty members, Largo Medical Center’s commitment to excellence and to the leadership of the program director, Dr. Joseph Namey.”
Largo Medical Center is a Statutory Teaching Hospital. Patients benefit from teaching hospitals as the academic environment encourages physicians to seek innovative solutions to patients' problems. Attending physicians must stay on top of the latest medical developments in order to teach medical students, residents, student nurses and allied health professionals. Largo Medical Center is the 3rd largest American Osteopathic Teaching Hospital in the Southern United States.