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Program
Columbia Hosp/Palms West Hospital - Surgery-General Residency
Program Number: 166468
Program Type: Residency
Specialty: Surgery-General
Address: 13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee, FL  33470-9203
Web site Url: www.pbcgme.com
Updated: 05/25/2012
 
Program Details
Years of Continuing Approval:
1
Total Approved Positions:
15
AOA Verified Program Reported
FILLED POSITIONS 0 4
Remaining OPEN Positions 15 8
Current Funded Positions:
12
Rotations at base site:
Months of rotations at base site PER YEAR:
8
Months of elective rotations in the program PER YEAR:
5
Participates in the Clinical Assessment Program (CAP):
Yes
Program Faculty (Base Institution) Total teaching faculty:
30
Program Start Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)
07/01/2006
Participates in Osteopathic ERAS:
Yes
Is there currently an ACGME accredited program in this specialty at your
institution?
Is the program a dually accredited AOA/ACGME program?
No
Dual Program - Is an AOA program in which an osteopathic trainee is registered in a residency program that is accredited by both the AOA and ACGME. The osteopathic trainee receives both AOA and ACGME credit. Trainees who complete dual programs have the option to become board certified by either or both the AOA and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
 
Current Filled Positions
OGME 1
2
OGME 2
1
OGME 3
3
OGME 4
0
OGME 5
0
 
Application Information
Dean's letter required:
Yes
Required number of letters of recommendation:
2
Official Medical School transcripts required:
Yes
NBOME Board scores required (Part 1):
Yes
NBOME Board scores required (Part 2):
Yes
Earliest date for applications: (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/01/2007
Interview start date: (mm/dd/yyyy)
10/01/2007
Interview end date: (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/15/2007
Interviews conducted last year for first year positions: N/A
How many new trainees do you intend to recruit next year?:

Please contact this program for details

Attention new trainees! This program will grant residency credit for the 1st postdoctoral year of training. Students will "Match" directly into this residency and the 1st postdoctoral year will be considered the first year of residency training. For more details, click HELP or call this program
Additional Application Information:

 
OPTI Academic Sponsor(s):
  • Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE)
 
List of Sponsors
Columbia Hospital
 
List of Consortia Entities
Palm Beach Centre for Graduate Medical Education
 
Policies
Teaching faculty supervise students, interns, residents:
Yes
Residents supervise students and interns:
Yes
Yearly specialty in-service examination required:
Yes
 
Completion and Board Data
Approximate percentage of program completion: N/A
Approximate percentage who took the specialty board exam within 3 years of completion: N/A
 
Call Schedule
Call Type
Frequency Type
Day
 
Days
OGME 1
Block    
   
 
 
 
OGME 2
  Frequency  
Hospital  
1
Q
6
OGME 3
  Frequency  
Hospital  
1
Q
6
OGME 4
  Frequency  
Hospital  
1
Q
6
OGME 5
  Frequency  
Hospital  
1
Q
6
Call Schedule Additional Information:

 
General Program Comments
This is the osteopathic Surgical Residency Program of the Palm Beach Centre for Graduate Medical Education (PBCGME), an alliance of Columbia Hospital, JFK Medical Center and Palms West Hospital in affiliation with the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Palm Beach County Health Department, Morse Geriatric Center, and St. Mary's Hospital. PBCGME is a member of the Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education, and accepts medical students on core rotations from Nova Southeastern University, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (both campuses).
 
Comments from AOA
 
Educational Environment
Average hours/week of regular scheduled lectures/conferences:
5
Training in outpatient ambulatory sites:
5
 
Educational Features
ACLS certification provided
Yes
Board review courses
Yes
Component on malpractice, jurisprudence, and/or risk management
Yes
Component on physician-patient communication skills
Yes
Ethics curriculum/consultation
Yes
Formal curriculum in behavioral medicine
Yes
Formal curriculum on managed care
Yes
Formal training in osteopathic manipulative treatment
Yes
Journal club
Yes
Procedures courses
Yes
Research opportunity
Yes
Structured curriculum on end-of-life care
Yes
Structured practice management experience
Yes
Written evaluation of performance
Yes
 
Program Benefits
Childcare Onsite No
CME Allowance
Yes
Computer system to document resident clinical logs
Yes
Disability
Yes
Expense reimbursement for educational meetings/conferences
Yes
Family leave
Yes
Health Insurance
Yes
Housing No
Leave for educational meetings/conferences
Yes
License Paid
Yes
Life Insurance
Yes
Malpractice Insurance
Yes
Maternity leave
Yes
Medical leave
Yes
Meeting Reimbursement
Yes
Paternity leave No
Professional Membership Payment
Yes
 
Salary and Vacation Days
Salary
Vacation Days
OGME 1
38500
15
OGME 2
40000
15
OGME 3
42000
15
OGME 4
43000
15
OGME 5
44000
15
 
Institution Information
Palms West Hospital
13001 Southern Blvd
Loxahatchee, FL  33470-9203
Institution Bed Size:
175
Occupied Bed Size %:
100
ER Visits Per Year:
35000
Web site Url: www.pbcgme.com
Institution has opportunities for 3rd year osteopathic students to do clinical rotations at this site? Yes
Institution has opportunities for 4th year osteopathic students to do clinical rotations at this site? Yes
 
Affiliated Institutions
Columbia Hospital
2201 45th Street
West Palm Beach, FL, 33407

Rotation:Medicine, Surgery

JFK Medical Center

Atlantis, FL,

Rotation:Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery

St Marys Medical Center

West Palm Beach, FL,

Rotation:Trauma

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

West Palm Beach, FL,

Rotation:Surgery

 
Contact Info

Interim Director of Osteopathic Medical Education

Randi A. Sperling, DO

13001 Southern Blvd

Loxahatchee, FL 33470-9203

ph (561) 784-3127 | fax (561) 784-3134

randi.sperling@hcahealthcare.com

Administrative Director of Medical Education

Joanne Guccio

13001 Southern Blvd

Loxahatchee, FL 33470-9203

ph (561) 798-3300 | fax (561) 790-1697

joanne.guccio@hcahealthcare.com

Program Contact

Albert J. La Torra DO FACOS

Department of Medical Education

Loxahatchee, FL 33470

ph (561) 784-3127 | fax (561) 781-3134

Email: joanne.guccio@hcahealthcare.com

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