PBCGME has created unique programs to support our residents, and community. At PBCGME, we believe that professional and community service are the hallmarks of good physicians. We also believe that the emotional and physical health of our residents is vital to their success. To that end, we have created several programs to support our community and residents. These include:
Critical Incident Stress Management Team
The concept of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) originated in the military, and migrated to law enforcement and other first responders who may be exposed to challenging situations in the line of their duty. PBCGME brought the concept of GSM to medical education, and has trained peers available to assist medical students and residents in adjusting to difficult situations which may include grief, trauma or disaster.
PBCGME had formed disaster response teams, comprised of board-certified fellows, and residents-in-training, to respond to the needs of our facilities, as well as sister facilities across the state, and region. These teams have responded, in the past, to PBCGME as well as other HCA-affiliated facilities on Florida's West Coast, during and following major hurricane strikes.
Residents Day Out
Each year, the Regional DME, DMEs and Program Directors host a recognition event for our residents. Residents are excused from patient care responsibilities to attend a leisurely outing with their leadership team. Prior venues have included picnics and recreation at Carlin Beach Park in Jupiter, and Peanut Island in the Intracoastal Waterway/Lake Worth Lagoon.
Each year PBCGME hosts a graduation gala which recognizes our graduates as well as shows appreciation for our faculty. It's an opportunity for faculty and residents to interact, and wish our graduates well as they prepare to enter fellowships, or private practice.
Support from Administration
Seemingly rare in light of today's economic times, PBCGME benefits from extremely strong support by the CEOs of our facilities, as well as the strength of H CA East Florida Division. While many GME programs are under fiscal constraints causing significant cutbacks, with the support of H CA our programs continue to flourish, grow and develop.
Support from Faculty
PBCGME has been built upon a culture of volunteerism. Our faculty are not compensated for the time they put into teaching; rather they do it because they enjoy what they do, and the immeasurable rewards of teaching students and residents. This culture has permeated our training programs, where our residents collectively donate hundreads of hours per year to community service.
Students and House Staff are excused from their duties to attend mandatory lectures, generally given twice per day. With strong support of board-certified faculty who give the lectures, and back-up by residents in case an emergency prevents the attending from giving lecture, PBCGME boasts a 100% first-time board-certification pass rate across all of our programs!
Living in South Florida
Balancing work and leisure is easy in South Florida. With a train or car ride, in a moment’s notice, you can find something relaxing and fun to do. Our facilities are near cosmopolitan areas that offer access to a variety of cultural attractions, theaters, dining, night life, casinos, concerts, fairs, a plethora of recreational activities such as biking, surfing, sun bathing, fishing, and more!
Located in the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast, Palm Beach County offers the best of everything, for any lifestyle.
- Play on our unspoiled beaches
- Shop Palm Beach’s world-famous Worth Avenue
- Stroll the sidewalk cafes and shops of downtown West Palm Beach’s revitalized Clematis Street
- Experience the magic of West Palm Beach’s new shopping and entertainment complex, CityPlace
- Take in a show at the modern Kravis Center
- Enjoy the excitement of Palm Beach Polo
- Spend a day on the “African Plain” at Lion Country Safari
- Shop until you drop at the Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington Green, and Boca Raton Towne Centre Malls
- Reel in a big one on a deep water fishing charter
- Encounter a new world of the ocean as you dive an off-shore reef
- Windsurf, jet ski or water ski our sparkling blue waters
- See a great concert at the Cruzan Amphitheater
- Travel less than an hour to the excitement of cultural and sporting activities in Miami
- Drive just a few hours to the magic of Orlando’s theme parks and exciting nightlife
At PBCGME, we appreciate and value our residents. Here are some examples of opportunities that we've had to show our appreciation:
PBCGME Residents are given the day off to retreat to the tropical splendor of Peanut Island, in the Florida Intracoastal Waterway.
PBCGME residents and faculty are fond of tropical water-side beach parties!