MIDDLETOWN – Orange Regional Medical Center recently celebrated its Department of Graduate Medical Education’s first commencement of Family Medicine residents, Dr. AnnaMaria Arias and Dr. David Morcos, as well as a graduation ceremony for eight residents in its Traditional Rotation Internship.
“Family physicians are trained to see patients from birth into middle age and through their later years. Orange Regional is very proud of our first graduates and delighted that they have both chosen to remain in the area that they were trained,” said Administrative Director of Medical Education, Jenny Vosganian-Clancy. “Drs. Morcos and Arias were our first resident leaders and helped to shape the Family Medicine Residency program. Their ideas also provided many additions in our approach to graduate medical education.”
As a teaching hospital, the mission of the Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education Program at Orange Regional Medical Center is to prepare residents and students to be excellent physicians and well-developed individuals by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and practical applications of skills taught by a team of dedicated medical professionals. An Orange Regional residency offers a state-of-the-art facility, enthusiastic faculty and an academic neighbor, Touro Medical College, with a campus a few miles from the hospital.
Orange Regional offers six residency programs including: Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Traditional Rotating Internship, Internal Medicine and General Surgery. Teaching staff present and participate in daily noon lectures with regular Grand Rounds, and Journal Club. With a Simulation Lab, residents can better gain skills on procedures before performing them on a patient. Orange Regional Medical Center’s residency programs are approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and Psychiatry is dually accredited by the AOA and the ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education). Orange Regional has established a solid foundation for medical education with its close affiliation with New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Education Consortium (NYCOMEC) and its educational partner Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM).
Orange Regional also recently hosted its Annual Ronald H. Israelski, MD Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony. The awards presented at this event recognize a distinguished group of physicians, resident physicians and medical students who have demonstrated educational innovation and excellence.
Dr. Ronald Israelski is credited with having the vision and the leadership necessary to bring continued Medical Education to Orange County. As Regional Designated Institutional Officer, Dr. Israelski has been invaluable in the creation of excellence in medical education for the Hudson Valley. He was extremely instrumental in developing a partnership with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine which led to the purchase of the old Horton Hospital which was refurbished to create the College’s Middletown Campus. With medical students learning at Orange Regional, it was a natural progression to create residency programs. In July of 2014, Orange Regional began its first residency program in Family Medicine, which continues to be led by Dr. John Dermigny, DO.
For more information, visit www.ormc.org/GraduateMedicalEducation.