Largo Medical Center June 07, 2013

Largo, FL – Largo Medical Center is graduating 47 interns, residents and fellows from its Graduate Medical Education (GME) teaching program making this sixth class of Largo Medical Center’s graduates, the hospital’s largest one yet. Each Resident has successfully completed his or her course of study and clinical training. Some will go on to advanced studies. Others will start medical practice.

“Largo Medical Center is the home to one of the largest osteopathic Graduate Medical Education programs in the southeastern United States,” said Anthony Degina, Largo Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer. “Patients benefit from teaching hospitals, like ours, since the environment encourages physicians to seek innovative solutions to patients' problems.”

It is dedicated to providing the highest quality education for those who come to Largo Medical Center from our nation’s 23 osteopathic medical schools. The program is the West Coast Academic Center for Nova Southeastern University and is also affiliated with the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

“Largo Medical Center’s GME program is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide clinical training in 13 residency and fellowship programs and currently has 128 residents in training,” said Anthony Ottaviani, DO, MPH, Director Of Graduate Medical Education (DME) and Chief Academic Officer. “Our hospital is proud to continue to provide well-trained, academic physician leaders for now and the future, given the anticipated national physician shortage.”

This year’s graduation takes place at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 North Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, FL, 34695, TOMORROW, Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m. There will be more than 300 attendees, diplomas awarded to the graduates and many awards presented. The Commencement Address will be provided by Joseph Corcoran, DO, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer, Brandon Regional Hospital and past Senior Medical Director of Clinical Finance Strategies with the Advisory Board. If you would like to do an article or television story on this event, please call Tammy Robiconti, Marketing and Public Relations Director at 727-348-1896.

Largo Medical Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association in 13 GME programs including: Internship, Anesthesiology Residency, Cardiology Fellowship, Dermatology Residency, Family Practice Residency, Gastroenterology Fellowship, General Surgery Residency, Internal Medicine Residency, Rheumatology Fellowship, Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Psychiatry Residency and an Interventional Cardiology Residency.