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Graduate Medical Education

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"Teaching tomorrow's physicians today, in the art and science of medicine"

Largo Medical Center is the home to one of the largest osteopathic teaching program in the southeastern United States.  Our program is dedicated to providing the highest quality graduate medical education for those who come to Largo Medical Center from the nation’s 23 osteopathic medical schools. We are excited and honored to extend to you this opportunity to participate in our Postgraduate Medical Education Program. We, the Board of Trustees, the Medical Staff, and the employees believe that continuing your education here at Largo Medical Center would be a vital, meaningful part of your medical training.

Our dynamic clinical teaching faculty and staff are eager to share with you their knowledge and experience. Largo Medical Center’s teaching staff is a combination of both Doctors of Osteopathic and Allopathic Medicine. The "hands on" approach to teaching and learning in our Postgraduate Medical Education Program will provide you with priceless opportunities to participate in patient care and management. Largo Medical Center is affiliated with Nova Southeastern University and the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

We are proud of our hospital's achievements, the quality of care and the many important services and educational programs we provide to the people of our community. It is our hope that you soon will become a part of our exceptional team of medical professionals here at Largo Medical Center. We look forward to working with you in your endeavors to achieve your medical career goals.

 

Program Overview

Largo Medical Center, a 422-bed acute care hospital on two campuses, is recognized for its excellent care, cutting-edge technology, modern facilities and outstanding medical staff. Specialty programs include the Florida Breast Institute, the Florida Knee & Orthopedic Pavilion, the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, Cardiovascular Services, Wound Care, Sleep Disorders Lab, emergency, medical, surgical, Inpatient rehabilitation, Behavioral Medicine, critical care services plus an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center and accredited Cancer Care programs.

The Hospital's designation as the West Coast Academic Center of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine recognizes Largo's excellence in medical education. In addition, the hospital's significant role in the Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME), in partnership with NSU-COM and fourteen Florida/GA-based teaching hospitals, provides an added dimension with state-wide integration of programs and resources. It is this foundation upon which we build an innovative and dynamic osteopathic teaching program unmatched anywhere in the southeastern United States that is competitive with any program in the country.

Accreditation

Accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association and approved for the following positions:

Accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

A teaching faculty of over 150 physicians (both D.O. and M.D.) who are available to provide the candidate one of the best learning experiences in the Osteopathic Profession.

 

Academic Mission Statement

In the spirit of Largo Medical Center’s osteopathic teaching tradition, the Department of Medical Education is instilled with a steadfast commitment to foster and provide the highest quality graduate medical education to its House Staff, while developing a team of teaching faculty committed to the transference of medical knowledge and clinical skills. We endeavor to achieve the highest competency in residency-trained physicians and maintain the Hospital's standing as one of the preeminent osteopathic teaching hospitals in the United States.

 

Program Goals

  • To prepare you for the life as an osteopathic physician: philosophical; osteopathic manipulative therapy; and osteopathic principles.
  • To teach you the art of as well as the science of the practice of osteopathic medicine.
  • To help you assimilate and apply the knowledge and skills that you have acquired over the past four years.
  • To emphasize the effectiveness of the osteopathic concept both in hospital and in ambulatory settings in regard to the approach to healing and caring of the sick, the maimed, and the incurable who seek our help and counsel.
  • To clarify the importance of mutual cooperation and professionalism with our fellow physicians and hospital staff.
  • To begin to work with various health care providers in the community and to understand how each of the following factors interact with each other: insurance companies; managed care business; and various federal, state and county health care agencies.
  • To open up new areas of interest in primary and subspecialty care that will lead you to pursue an appropriate residency training program

 

For more information, please call the Medical Education Coordinator at (727) 586-7103 or email.