Hoag Orthopedic Institute, one of the largest volume providers of orthopedic care in the nation, through its Orthopedic Education and Research Institute (OERI), has received endorsement from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a private, non-profit organization that reviews and accredits graduate medical education programs and the institutions that sponsor them, and will now provide fellowship education opportunities in sports medicine for physicians who have successfully finished an orthopedic residency.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) and OERI obtained sponsorship, a requisite for earning accreditation from the ACGME, from Loma Linda University, which routinely has more than 650 residents in various specialties and subspecialties. Medical residents at Loma Linda University, which did not previously have fellowships in sports medicine, will now have the opportunity to receive their training from the physicians at HOI.

“It is an honor to be given the opportunity to work in collaboration with Loma Linda to provide our unique and innovative orthopedic training to the surgeons of tomorrow,” said Dr. Carlos Prietto, president of HOI and chairman of OERI. “We are confident that through our direction and model of care, many will become some of the most elite surgeons of their generation as a result of our mentoring.”

ACGME is a body that governs all the post graduate medical education in the country. After finishing medical school, medical students go on to residency programs to study, experience and learn various specialties and subspecialties of medicine leading up to their certification in their particular area of focus. This body sets standards for that education.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute will begin accepting residents in sports medicine in addition to its previously offered fellowship opportunities in joint and spine in 2016.

For more information, visit ACGME.org or http://www.orthopedichospital.com/Why-Choose-HOI-/Orthopedic-Education-Research-Institute.aspx

About Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) is located in Orange County, California. It consists of a 70-bed hospital located in Irvine and two ambulatory surgery centers: Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County in Newport Beach and Main Street Specialty Surgery Center in Orange. HOI has more than 300 physicians on staff, including over 80 orthopedic specialists. Achievements in patient safety and satisfaction, and growth initiatives have propelled HOI to become the highest volume provider of joint replacements in California. The physicians collaborate on more than 10,000 orthopedic procedures annually. HOI ranks in the 98th percentile for willingness to recommend the hospital and in the 97th percentile for overall hospital rating according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). HOI focuses in the treatments of the knee, hip and spine disorders, and takes pride in specialty care related to sports medicine, orthopedic trauma and extremities care. Since opening in 2010, HOI’s hospital has been named by U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review as one of the top orthopedic hospitals in the nation. For more information, visit www.orthopedichospital.com.

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