WELCOME TO OUR GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION SECTION
We appreciate your interest in our residency and fellowship programs and thank you for considering Larkin Community Hospital as the Institution of your choice for your Graduate Medical Education. If you require further information please feel free to contact our residency program coordinator or GME staff.
Messages from the Executives (Click Here)
Message from the President and Chairman of the Board
Welcome to the Section of Graduate Medical Education at Larkin Community Hospital. We have prepared this website to provide you with information on the Postgraduate Medical Education programs that we offer. We look forward to showing you the significant benefits of training in our hospital, and living in our community of South Florida.
Larkin Community Hospital is a General-Surgical-Psychiatric and Teaching Hospital located in South Miami, Florida. We continuously strive to offer a high quality of patient care and personal attention. We have been serving the health care needs of South Miami and the surrounding communities for more than 40 years. We take pride in the continuing tradition of caring and we remain dedicated to providing excellent medical care with the personal touch and convenience that only a community hospital can offer.
Larkin Community Hospital is faithful to honor our Commitment Statement for Graduate Medical Education, providing the necessary resources to guarantee the effective implementation and support of quality residency programs in compliance with the ACGME and the AOA Institutional Program Requirements and Specialty-Specific Program Requirements. Our mission is to prepare physicians capable of providing compassionate, comprehensive and continuous health care to patients and families and we encourage our graduates to practice in medically underserved communities and areas of critical need in our state of Florida when they complete their training. Best wishes on the start of your post-graduate medical education at Larkin Community Hospital.
With kindest regards,
Jack J. Michel, M.D. President and Chairman of the Board
Message from the Chief Executive Officer
Welcome to Larkin Community Hospital and thank you for taking the time to learn about our training programs. As you visit this web-site, you will notice that our Institution has a strong commitment for Graduate Medical Education. Our excellent faculty is well supported by the medical staff as a whole, to provide excellent educational experiences that will prepare residents for quality, successful practices.
Larkin community Hospital, affiliated universities and participating hospitals are committed to expand medical education in our state; training competent physicians with the highest academic, ethical, clinical and professional competences. We are looking to position our hospital as a leader in post graduate medical education in the area of South Florida. We want to help train the next generation of board certified physicians in our community. I encourage you to consider the information provided within our web-site and contact us with your questions.
Sandy Sosa-Guerrero Chief Executive Officer
Message from the Vice President for Educational Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
Welcome to Graduate Medical Education. On behalf of Larkin Community Hospital, our Sponsoring Institution and participating sites, I would like to extend our appreciation for your interest in obtaining your Post Graduate training at our institution and affiliates.
We are pleased to have the privilege to instruct our residents and fellows in the first steps of their life as practicing physicians. It is our goal to offer you the best educational experience through formal didactic sessions, evidence based scholarship, clinical instruction and a commitment to serve our community. Our pledge to our residents and fellows is to provide a level of programmatic education and evaluation required to obtain a medical license and Board Certification. We are confident in preparing our trainees as self-directed competent board eligible/certified physicians and lifelong learners, with the highest academic, ethical, moral, clinical and professional standards of medical care. Our residency and fellowship programs have been created within a team-oriented approach in order to assure valid educational and clinical experiences. Our educational environment fulfills the physical, emotional and educational needs of all our residents and fellows and is devoted to excellence in medical education, patient care and scholarly activity.
Again, we appreciate the interest of all the applicants considering our residency and fellowship programs. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. I hope to get to know each of you personally during your time with Larkin Community Hospital and our affiliates. We hope you will become a member of our medical education programs and make Larkin Community Hospital your home for the next phase of your career.
Gary M. Levin, Pharm.D., BCPP, FCCP
Vice President for Educational Affairs & Chief Academic Officer
Message from the Director of Medical Education
Thank you for your interest in our residency/fellowship programs and welcome to the Larkin Family. Choosing the location for your postgraduate training is one of the most challenging decisions you will assume, with an endless list of programs to consider. We are confident that training in our residency and fellowship programs will allow you to continue your medical education and receive broad-based preparation that will assist you in reaching your potential as an excellent physician. Our faculty is as diverse as our residents and many of them have years of experience in training medical students, residents and fellows. Residents and fellows shall be evaluated in a manner that emphasizes their ability to be compliant with the core competences. Community based, family-oriented comprehensive care with demonstrated emphasis on continuity shall be an integral part of our curricular component. Disease prevention and promotion of health are the cornerstone of our curriculum, and shall be given major emphasis throughout our educational programs. Upon the successful completion of our residency and fellowship programs, our graduates will be eligible for board certification in their specialty, and must be prepared to provide a comprehensive, compassionate and continuous health care to individuals as a bio-psycho-social being in the context of the family and the community.
We the faculty, residents, staff and administrative leadership at Larkin Community Hospital feel privileged to play a part in training the outstanding physicians of the future. I would be happy to speak with any candidate with questions regarding our educational programs.
Iván Rodríguez, D.O., PhD. Director of Medical Education
The Graduate Medical Education mission is to provide quality assurance structured postgraduate residency programs through guidance, evaluation, progressive supervision; and facilitating the resident’s ethical, professional and personal development while guarantying safe and high-quality patient care. Advanced education of the highest quality, combining teaching, clinical service, safe patient care and research is our top priority. Our institution and affiliates are committed to prepare life-long learners and competent physicians board eligible in their specialties, with the highest academic, ethical, clinical and professional standards of medicine, capable of providing a comprehensive, compassionate and continuous health care to the whole patient in the context of the family and the community.
To provide access to compassionate care of the highest quality in an educational environment.
Larkin Community Hospital will be recognized as progressive in our response to the changing health care needs of our community. We will work with our medical staff as partners in the pursuit of healthcare excellence.
Larkin Community Hospital is committed to the provision of quality patient care in an environment of academic pursuits. The Graduate Medical Education Committee will exercise its authority to monitor and advise on all aspects of residency education through establishing and implementing policies, annually reviewing and making recommendations on resident stipends and benefits; providing oversight of and liaison with program directors; assuring appropriate supervision for all residents, ensuring achievement of the AOA and ACGME core competencies; reviewing accreditation letters and monitoring action plans; reviewing the institutions letter of report from residency coordinators and developing and monitoring action plans, as well as conducting the required internal reviews. The Board, the Hospital, University and the GME leadership are committed to provide leadership, organizational structure, and the necessary educational, financial and human resources to guarantee the effective implementation and support of the programs in compliance with the ACGME and AOA Basic Standards, Institutional Requirements, Common Program Requirements, and Specialty Specific Program Requirements. This includes but is not limited to:
• Provide an ethical, professional, and educational environment in which the curricular requirements as well as the applicable requirements for scholarly activity and the general competencies can be met.
• Regular assessment of the quality of our programs, the performance of the residents, and the use of outcome evaluation’s results for program improvement.
• Support the governing authority, the administration, and the GME leadership.
• Operate an organized administrative system; this includes a Graduate Medical Education Committee to supervise training programs. The Designated Institutional Official or DIO (allopathic education) and the DOME (osteopathic education) have the authority and responsibility for the oversight and administration of accredited residency programs in collaboration with the GMEC.
• Retain responsibility for the quality of Graduate Medical Education, including when resident education occurs in other participating sites.
• Provide all residents with an appropriate comprehensive support and benefits to ensure that they are able to fulfill the responsibilities of the educational program.