Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas (April 16, 2019) Medical Center of Trinity announces that it has recently received initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its internal medicine residency program. The program is accredited for 50 residents with 15 starting on July 1, 2019. This is the hospital’s first step in developing a graduate medical education (GME) residency program and a logical progression as Medical Center of Trinity continues to expand into other residency specialties.
According to the Florida Department of Health there is a critical statewide need for physicians and the expansion of GME programs such as this can help alleviate the shortages. The program will also benefit local communities with studies showing that many physicians practice where they complete their residency.
Medical Center of Trinity’s Internal Medicine Residency Program combines broad exposure to inpatient and outpatient medical practice with extensive educational programs in biomedical science to help residents acquire the medical knowledge and clinical skills needed to become an outstanding physician.
“Medicine as a whole, and medical education in particular, is an art form” says Johnathan Frunzi, MD, GME Program Director. “We have a dedicated group of educators and staff who will utilize the resources of Medical Center of Trinity to grow and develop competent and astute physicians for our growing community.”
About the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is the accrediting body responsible for accrediting allopathic graduate medical education training programs for MD’s in the United States. It is a non-profit private council that evaluates and accredits residency and fellowship programs. The ACGME member organizations are: The American Board of Medical Specialties, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Association of Medical Colleges, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, each of whom appoints four members to the ACGME’s board of directors.
About Medical Center of Trinity
Medical Center of Trinity is a 340 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital (Main Campus) strategically located in the tri-county area of Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties. The facility is located at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, near the intersection of State Road (SR) 54 and Little Road. Medical Center of Trinity clinical and acute-care programs include:
- Behavioral Health including Senior Behavioral Health
- Cancer Care
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Emergency Care – Adult and Pediatric
- Medical Center of Trinity
- Citrus Park ER
- ER 24/7 ℠ in Palm Harbor
- ER 24/7 ℠ in Lutz
- Heart & Vascular
- Men’s Health
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Specialties
- Obstetrics including NICU and Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Open Heart Surgery
- Rehabilitation Services
- Robotic Assisted Surgery
- Sleep Center
- Spine & Orthopedics
- Women’s Health
- Women’s Imaging Center with Comprehensive Breast Care
Medical Center of Trinity has been designated as an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center and earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hips and Total Knees Certification.
Medical Center of Trinity is recognized among the nation’s Top Performers on five key quality measures - heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and stroke by The Joint Commission— the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care program is an Accredited Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.