Memorial Healthcare System's
Graduate Medical Education (GME) program presented its newest group of residents at a white coat ceremony in Pembroke Pines. The offering of the lab coat signifies entry to the next phase of medical training and recipients also recited the Hippocratic oath, a traditional statement of a doctor's obligations and conduct. 47 physicians joined the program and will train in seven different specialties (internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, podiatry, general surgery, neurology, and psychiatry).
"There were more than 5,000 applicants for the 47 spots in this year's class, so the quality of our residents is outstanding," said
Saima Chaudhry, MD, VP for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Memorial Healthcare System. "There is great demand for our training and history shows many of our doctors will remain in South Florida after their residencies, meaning there will be additional specialists to care for a growing and aging population."