Internal Medicine Residency Teaching Hospitals
The FAU Internal Medicine Residency is centered around three major area hospitals that form the basis for high quality clinical training. The goal is to provide our residents with a comprehensive array of outstanding clinical services and a broad diversity of patients.
Born out of compelling community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a not-for-profit, advanced tertiary medical center that is part of the Baptist Health South Florida healthcare system. With over 400 beds and 20,000 admissions per year, it is the primary teaching hospital for the internal medicine residency program. It is a recognized leader in Cardiovascular Care, Oncology, Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. Additionally, the Lynn Cancer Institute (a partner of the Miami Cancer Institute) offers comprehensive cancer care to patients in Palm Beach County. The neurology residency program is housed at Boca Raton Regional Hospital as part of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute. The hospital provides a full array of surgical services including the FAU surgery residency program. Boca is also the home of one of our two continuity clinics.
Bethesda Hospital East is a community-based hospital in Boynton Beach that is also part of the not-for-profit Baptist Health South Florida system. It offers a full array of healthcare services with its 401 hospital beds and 19,000 admissions per year. Bethesda features a freestanding heart hospital that performs complex interventional procedures and cardiothoracic surgeries. It is a primary stroke center, partnering with the Marcus Neuroscience Institute. The FAU surgery residents work closely with the general and vascular surgeons at Bethesda, and the emergency medicine residency program utilizes Bethesda as its primary training site. The hospital also features an inpatient rehabilitation center to facilitate easy transitions post-discharge. The second of our continuity clinics for the residency program is located at Bethesda.
Delray Medical Center has been a mainstay of hospital care for over 35 years. It offers a wide range of specialized services, including emergency care, cardiovascular care, orthopedics, a comprehensive stroke center, rehabilitation, and psychiatric services. As a level 1 trauma center, it boasts 536 hospital beds and 19,000 admissions per year. It is home to comprehensive cardiovascular and neurological services as well as inpatient psychiatric services including the FAU psychiatry residency program. EM residents help staff the emergency room, and the FAU cardiology fellowship program is based at Delray, allowing great collaboration between the programs.