The link and story are below. I'm wondering how the SRNA's and CRNA's at Baptist Health will be affected by this.
FIU has the anesthesia school and they rotate their students through Baptist.
I know several Barry Grad's that work there and there are about 5 more graduating next year that have signed on to work there.
It will be interesting to see how the politics of the hospital changes as the medical school gets up and running.
Being brand new, obviously, it will take 4 years before any of the 'new' med students start a residency training program, but if they have an anesthesia residency program - then I think that would have a significant impact in the OR.
Florida International University's new medical school has signed an affiliation agreement with Baptist Health South Florida -- a partnership that will increase the number of doctors doing their residencies in South Florida.
``All of South Florida's medical students will benefit from increased residency programs,'' said Dr. John Rock, founding dean of the Wertheim College of Medicine. ``And South Florida will benefit since research shows that 70 percent of doctors remain in the communities where they do their residencies.''
Baptist Health and FIU will develop an accredited family practice residency program at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, which is currently under construction. FIU's other clinical partners include Jackson Health Systems, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Children's Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Leon Medical Centers.
``The affiliation is a win-win-win,'' said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer for Baptist Health. ``It benefits the College of Medicine, of course, by the fact that we lend our expertise to the medical students' education. It benefits Baptist Health, in that it will undoubtedly result in our ability to recruit well-educated primary care physicians to our hospital staffs. And it certainly benefits the community at large, because there is such a tremendous need for more primary care physicians.''
Baptist Health South Florida includes Baptist, Baptist Children's, South Miami, Homestead, Mariners and Doctors hospitals and also Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute. The faculty of FIU's Wertheim College of Medicine includes 45 members of the Baptist medical staff, including Dr. John Uribe, who is chairman of orthopedics at FIU and Dr. Manuel Peņalver, who serves as chair of obstetrics and gynecology.
In August, FIU's new medical school will welcome its inaugural class of 43 students, chosen from more than 3,000 applicants.