Program Overview

Largo Medical Center, a 455-bed acute care hospital on three campuses, is recognized for its excellent care, cutting-edge technology, modern facilities and outstanding medical staff. Specialty programs include the AFib and Heart Rhythm Centers, Behavioral Health, Cardiovascular Services, Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Emergency Care at 3 campuses including ER 24/7 in Clearwater, Florida Breast Institute, Florida Orthopedic Pavilion, Florida Spine and Neuro Center, Inpatient and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Largo Advanced Heart Failure Center, Robotic Surgery, Transplant Institute of Florida, plus an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center and an accredited Cancer Care program.

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. Largo Medical Center is also a member of the HCA-West Florida Division –University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Consortium for Graduate Medical Education. 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 (AOA) and/or the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) 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 Medical 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 as a physician: philosophical; osteopathic manipulative therapy; and osteopathic principles.
  • 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

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For more information, please call the Medical Education Coordinator at (727) 588-5704 or email.