Florida Hospital to Offer the First Radiology Residency Program in Central Florida

Orlando, FL (PressReleaser) February 23, 2012 — Florida Hospital is continuing to establish Orlando as a leading medical destination by offering the first diagnostic-radiology residency program in Central Florida beginning in 2012.  The hospital has the ability to offer a radiology educational experience due to the hospital’s large volume in imaging studies, high faculty-to-resident ratio, subspecialty training and advanced technology.

“This program is a reflection of Florida Hospital’s investment in medical education,” said Dr. Laura Bancroft, radiology residency program director at Florida Hospital. “The hospital is educating the doctors of tomorrow while helping fill in an area of medicine where we are seeing a shortage of physicians.”

Residents will be trained with the latest in CT, MRI, PET-CT, digital mammography and other technologies. The four-year program will be located at Florida Hospital Orlando and will accept four residents per year. In addition to the residents, medical students from the regions’ medical schools, including the new UCF College of Medicine, will have an opportunity to rotate through the program.

Florida Hospital has been offering medical residencies for over 35 years. In addition to this new residency program, Florida Hospital currently operates residencies in Allopathic Family Medicine, Osteopathic Family Medicine including Neuro-musculoskeletal Medicine, Podiatry, Emergency Medicine and General Surgery, as well as fellowships in Geriatrics, Obstetrics, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal Surgery and Gynecologic Oncology.

Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based institution focused on providing whole person care. It is one of the largest non-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than a million patient visits per year-more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association.

For media inquiries only, contact Florida Hospital Media Relations at 407-303-8217.

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