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Fort Lauderdale

University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital Residency Program

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 24, 2014) - The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Holy Cross Hospital Medicine Residency Program, received accreditation on September 22, 2014 in the final step toward becoming the first residency program at Holy Cross Hospital. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved the Internal Medicine training program to begin in July 2015 which will expand over the next three years to train a total of 42 residents. The accreditation decision culminates a process of nearly two years during which the administration and faculty of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Holy Cross Hospital worked together on the residency application, faculty recruitment and development and the ACGME site survey which was held in May 2014.

Program leaders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at Holy Cross Hospital will now begin work to attract and recruit top candidates from medical schools around the country to the new program. Candidates will be able to apply to the program by October 1, 2014 by submitting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), the online application system that connects fourth year medical students to available residency programs.

Residency is a specialty-specific training program that acts as the final step toward becoming a board certified physician. Residents, who already have graduated and received their Medical Degree, work closely with fully licensed and board certified experts to hone their skills in providing high-quality patient care in preparation for independent practice. Residencies can take place in a variety of settings from university-based academic institutions to purely community-based institutions to University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital’s community-based, university affiliated setting, bringing the strengths of both settings together.

The ACGME is a private professional organization that provides accreditation to over 9,500 residency education programs nationally, including all programs that lead to primary Board certification by the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through accreditation.

Already a site for exceptional interdisciplinary teaching opportunities through long-standing partnerships with UMMSM and nearby educational institutions, Holy Cross Hospital is excited to add resident education to its team-based nurse, physician assistant, and medical student educational roster. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Holy Cross Hospital are very excited about this opportunity to impact the practice of medicine and train the next generation of General Internists in South Florida.

About Holy Cross Hospital

A member of CHE Trinity Health, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.