Corpus Christi Medical Center Internal Medicine Training Program Receives Approval

The American Osteopathic Association Program and Training Review Council has granted five-year approval of the Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center Internal Medicine Training Program.
April 5, 2012 - PRLog -- The Internal Medicine Training Program inspection was successfully completed without deficiencies and the approval remains in effect until November 11, 2016.  

“As a teaching hospital, Corpus Christi Medical Center offers a unique internal medical residency program in a challenging and rewarding academic environment. The American Osteopathic Association’s accreditation challenges the hospital to maintain the highest level of care”, says Dr. Steven L. Gates, Director of Medical Education.

On November 11, 2011, the program received accreditation after surveyors measured the Bay Area facility against a benchmark of 50 recognized standards.  The Internal Medicine Program currently has approval for 18 residents and anticipates growing more in the future.

“Corpus Christi Medical Center is committed to providing high quality health care to the community.  The approval of the Internal Medicine Training Program is an important achievement and one that Corpus Christi Medical Center should be proud of,” says Jay Woodall, Chief Executive Officer at Corpus Christi Medical Center.

About the Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center Internal Medicine Training Program –
Established in 2009, the Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center Internal Medicine Program is a three-year progressive program with an emphasis on education and service. The program is affiliated with the UNTHSC/TCOM-Ft. Worth and is an AOA approved program, which meets the requirements for PGY-I through PG-III and for eventual certification and specialization in Internal Medicine.

Director of Medical Education and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director:      
Steven L. Gates, D.O.
Medical Education Coordinator:       Vickie Rutherford
Medical Education Coordinator:       Deborah Scott

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Corpus Christi Medical Center is nationally recognized as a Top 100 and Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Thomson Reuters. Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Corpus Christi Medical Center has been a growing part of South Texas since 1962. What began as a 26-bed facility in the early 60s has grown into a 651-bed system offering a full range of health care services with outstanding clinical care, superior technological care and comforting and reassuring personal care. Corpus Christi Medical Center includes four hospitals: Doctors Regional, Bay Area, The Heart Hospital, Northwest and Bayview Behavioral Hospital. Visit .
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