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Cleveland Clinic Florida's General Surgery Residency Program Set to Begin

April 24, 2012

WESTON, Fla. - Cleveland Clinic Florida’s General Surgery Residency program approved last year by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is set to begin on July 1, 2012. A total of 18 general surgery residents will begin the five-year program this year and an additional three resident will begin next year.

The General Surgery Residency Program joins Cleveland Clinic Florida’s core residency program in internal medicine. In the last three years, the medical board passing rate for internal medicine residents has been 97 percent. In addition to general surgery and internal medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida also has GME accredited residency programs in eight other medical specialties and has a total of 85 residents and fellows who participate in GME programs annually.

“Cleveland Clinic’s unique model of medicine, which integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education, is the perfect training ground for physicians pursuing their specialty,” said Chief Executive Officer Bernie Fernandez, MD. “They learn from some of our nation’s top doctors and surgeons, including Drs. Steven Wexner, Eric Weiss, Raul Rosenthal, Conrad Simpfendorfer, Mark Grove, and Mark Sesto, who were instrumental in initiating this important program for Cleveland Clinic Florida. I congratulate them and the entire GME staff for this achievement.”

“As a teaching hospital with the largest GME program in Broward and Palm Beach counties, we are acutely aware of the role Cleveland Clinic Florida plays in influencing the next generation of physicians and the quality of health care available in South Florida,” said Eric G. Weiss, MD, Chairman of Graduate Medical Education at Cleveland Clinic Florida. “We are proud that many of our residents and fellows choose to remain in South Florida, and some even continue with Cleveland Clinic as either staff physicians or for additional advanced training.”