Following at least three years of advanced medical training, 24 physicians will graduate June 24 from the graduate medical education (GME) program at Medical City Fort Worth. This is the 16th annual graduation ceremony for the Plaza GME program since its inception in 2000. The event will be held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.
Graduate medical education is the final phase of training for physicians who have successfully completed medical school. Through residency programs, which range in length from three to more than eight years, newly graduated physicians gain the clinical experience and knowledge they need to become effective and highly qualified doctors. Plaza’s program prepares medical graduates for practice in several accredited programs, including cardiology and interventional cardiology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery and internal medicine.
“We are proud to be counted among the 20 percent of U.S. hospitals that serve as teaching hospitals,” Medical City Fort Worth CEO Clay Franklin said. “Many specialized diagnostic and treatment services are concentrated in teaching hospitals, where medical knowledge is continuously evolving.”