Welcome to the website for Graduate Medical Education in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Within our FAU Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium, we are building ACGME accredited residencies in our five participating hospitals, with the first accredited residency in internal medicine, which welcomed the first class this June. This new ACGME residency program is provided in partnership with outstanding hospitals that serve the diverse populations of Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. For more information on the internal medicine residency, click here.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the primary site for the program with participation from Bethesda Hospital East and Delray Medical Center, three of the five hospitals participating in the GME Consortium supporting FAU residency programs. This residency, the first for the cities of Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, marks an important milestone in bringing additional trained physicians into these communities and is FAU’s first university-sponsored graduate medical education program. Furthermore, this residency program will provide the opportunity for FAU medical school graduates to continue their post-medical school training in Palm Beach County.
The FAU Consortium for Graduate Medical Education was incorporated in November 2011 to bring residencies in areas of manpower need for Florida. In addition, the Consortium members seek to recruit and retain the graduates of the FAU College of Medicine in our communities as succession planning for their hospitals. Currently, five community hospitals constitute the FAU Consortium: Bethesda East and West in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, St. Mary’s Hospital and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, and West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton. All facilities are JCAHO accredited and many rank in the top 50 hospitals in the U.S. for quality care.
Palm Beach County is a heavily residential and professional community with its Florida share of retirees. There are Fortune 500 firms distributed within the area that are committed to practicing and supporting green initiatives. Furthermore, Palm Beach County has a well-established immigrant community from Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands with a large Cuban influence. From across the world, south Palm Beach County has been the destination for world travelers for its warm climate, white beaches, and sophisticated arts and culture.
Living and working in South Florida provides high quality housing and delightful leisure options. For information on housing options, please consider visiting www.fauoffcampus.com . Affordable golf courses, tennis courts, shopping, concerts and theatre provide an extra dimension for residents. The region’s sports teams, collegiate and professional, are nationally ranked, and FAU offers discounted tickets to Marlins games and cheers on the Miami Heat.
We hope that you find this site to be helpful as you plan your future as a physician in South Florida.