The Institute to Begin Training Fellows in Sports Medicine in 2016
IRVINE, CA – Hoag Orthopedic Institute, one of the largest volume
providers of orthopedic care in the nation, through its Orthopedic Education
and Research Institute (OERI), has received endorsement from the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a private, non-profit
organization that reviews and accredits graduate medical education programs
and the institutions that sponsor them, and will now provide fellowship
education opportunities in sports medicine for physicians who have successfully
finished an orthopedic residency.
Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) and OERI obtained sponsorship, a requisite
for earning accreditation from the ACGME, from Loma Linda University,
which routinely has more than 650 residents in various specialties and
subspecialties. Medical residents at Loma Linda University, which did
not previously have fellowships in sports medicine, will now have the
opportunity to receive their training from the physicians at HOI.
“It is an honor to be given the opportunity to work in collaboration
with Loma Linda to provide our unique and innovative orthopedic training
to the surgeons of tomorrow,” said Dr. Carlos Prietto, president
of HOI and chairman of OERI. “We are confident that through our
direction and model of care, many will become some of the most elite surgeons
of their generation as a result of our mentoring.”
ACGME is a body that governs all the post graduate medical education in
the country. After finishing medical school, medical students go on to
residency programs to study, experience and learn various specialties
and subspecialties of medicine leading up to their certification in their
particular area of focus. This body sets standards for that education.
Hoag Orthopedic Institute will begin accepting residents in sports medicine
in addition to its previously offered fellowship opportunities in joint
and spine in 2016.
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