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PRH Launches Graduate Medical Education Program

Published Friday Jul 10, 2020

PRH Launches Graduate Medical Education Program

Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) has launched a Graduate Medical Education (GME) program, as an affiliate member of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). Joining Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Concord Hospital, Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the third teaching hospital in the state of New Hampshire.

PRH has received full accreditation status for both its three-year Internal Medicine Residency program and its Family Medicine Residency program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

It is projected that the U.S. will have a critical shortage of physicians within the next 10 years (according to AAMC.org). New residency programs will help meet the demand for physicians in New Hampshire and the Seacoast community.

Graduates from PRH’s GME program may choose to pursue a variety of career paths – additional sub-specialty training, hospital-based internal medicine, office-based primary care internal medicine, office-based family care medicine, or a combination of these.

“Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s robust inpatient clinical capabilities as well as its comprehensive outpatient clinics are the underpinnings of a well-rounded residency,” says Dean Carucci, CEO of Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “These foundational elements, coupled with Tufts University School of Medicine’s deep history and success in producing nationally recognized talent from its medical school programs, will benefit the residents of the Greater Seacoast for generations to come.”

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a tertiary center for cardiology, cardiac surgery, trauma, neurosciences, and critical care services on the Seacoast of southern Maine, northern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The daily census of hospital patients will provide GME residents with a broad and varied inpatient clinical exposure.

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