Michelle and Michael Hagerty Center for Graduate Medical Education at
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital serves as the primary teaching site for the
Florida Atlantic University’s internal medicine and general surgery
residency programs and is part of a Graduate Medical Consortium supporting
FAU residency programs.
Post-medical school residencies provide the training necessary for medical
school graduates to become competent, board-certified physicians. A residency
in internal medicine takes three years to complete.
This residency is the first university-sponsored program for FAU’s
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the first post-graduate training
program at Boca Regional. It completes the Hospital’s transformation
from a capable community facility into a tertiary academic medical center.
According to Bernardo Obeso, MD, internal medicine residency program director
at FAU, the advent of residency programs at the Schmidt College of Medicine
addresses a critically important demand for the region. “Florida
as a whole, and South Florida especially, suffers from an insufficient
number of residencies to accommodate the increasing numbers of medical
school graduates,” said Dr. Obeso. “Data show that about 50
percent of doctors choose to practice within 20 miles of where they complete
their residencies. Our program will assist greatly in addressing one of
our region’s most pressing needs — a shortage of primary care
The residency program at Boca Regional is yet another reflection of the
growing relationship between the Hospital and FAU.