Graduate Medical Education Program celebrates expansion

A large group of people watch as a blue ribbon is cut for the opening of the Graduate Medical Education program.

Bowling Green, Ky. (June 27, 2019) – On Thursday, June 27, a ribbon cutting was held on the campus of The Medical Center at Bowling Green, the flagship hospital of Med Center Health, to celebrate the expansion of the Graduate Medical Education Program. The Medical Center at Bowling Green, in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, currently offers three training programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). These programs are designed to produce skilled, competent and compassionate physicians focused on delivering patient-centered, evidence-based care.

The Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, which began in July 2015, will complete its fourth full year of operation on June 30, 2019.  In July 2016, The Medical Center expanded its Graduate Medical Education Program with the addition of a Psychiatry Residency Program and a Cardiology Fellowship Program.  On June 15, The Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program celebrated its second graduating class and the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program celebrated its first graduating class. 

Effective July 1, 2019, The Medical Center will again expand its Graduate Medical Education Program by adding three residency programs and two fellowship programs including an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, a General Surgery Residency Program, a Transitional Year Residency Program, a Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship Program, and an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program.  As of next month, 58 residents and fellows will be enrolled in graduate medical education programs offered at The Medical Center. 

As a teaching hospital, The Medical Center at Bowling Green benefits the community in a variety of ways, including physician recruitment and retention, access to more advanced healthcare, medical research, and an improved local economy.

“Med Center Health is dedicated to educating the next generation of physicians and ensuring exceptional healthcare in our region for years to come,” says Connie Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Med Center Health. “The physical and economic health of Bowling Green and surrounding communities will improve as more physicians choose to establish their practices in close proximity to where they received outstanding training. It is the ultimate win-win scenario.”

The Medical Center offers residents and fellows the opportunity to learn in a leading regional teaching facility with state-of-the-art technology and a diverse patient mix under supervision provided by outstanding board-certified teaching faculty.

To learn more about Graduate Medical Education at The Medical Center at Bowling Green, visit TheMedicalCenter.org/medical_education.