Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton is busting since graduating its first class of would-be doctors last year.
The latest is that it has received initial accreditation for university sponsored residency programs in general surgery and emergency medicine.
It’s a big deal for the up-and-coming medical school.
Spokeswoman Gisele Galoustian says the emergency medicine residency is the only such program in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The surgery residency program is one of only three programs between the two counties.
The six-year general surgery training program is based at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the primary site for the program, as well as Bethesda Hospital East, Delray Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center.
The three-year emergency medicine training program is based at Bethesda Hospital East, the primary site for the program, as well as St. Mary’s Medical Center and Delray Medical Center.
All five hospitals are member teaching hospitals in the FAU College of Medicine Consortium.
“FAU’s general surgery program has been approved for a total of 45 clinical positions and up to seven positions for a unique value-added year of scholarship and research, making this program one of the largest in the nation,” according to an FAU news release.