Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education

Consortium for Excellence in Medical EducationOPTIs are community-based training consortium comprised of at least one college of osteopathic medicine and one hospital and may include additional hospitals and ambulatory training facilities. By building medical education partnerships, OPTIs enhance educational quality, facilitate sharing of educational resources, provide faculty development, foster cooperative training programs, support community-based medical education, encourage clinical research, and create strong linkages among medical schools, teaching hospitals and ambulatory training facilities.

The Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) (the OPTI affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine) was established in January 1999, to increase opportunities for postgraduate medical training, internships, residencies, fellowships, and continuing education. The CEME is an alliance of clinical sites linked through electronic networks; teaching, research, and the community health collaborations; and a shared commitment to excellence in the education of tomorrow's physicians. The Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education is dedicated to the education of knowledgeable, highly skilled, and compassionate physicians capable of providing medical care of the highest quality using the latest clinical techniques and treatment procedures. Whatever your career goals or aspirations, you will find opportunity, support, and encouragement to excel within the Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education. Please see the CEME Brochure for more information on our programs.

CEME Strategic Goals:

  1. New Program Site Development
  2. Faculty and Resident Development
  3. Maintenance of Accreditation
  4. Promotion of Research
  5. OPP Instruction
Officers Name
President Barry Doublestein, D.S.L
Osteopathic Institute of the South
barry@oisonline.org
678-571-4997
Vice President Gary Merlino, D.O.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
gmerlino@msmc.com
305-674-2816
Secretary/Treasurer David Pizzimenti, D.O.
Magnolia Regional Health Center
dpizzimenti@mrhc.org
662-293-1926
Dean (Central COM) Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S.
Nova Southeastern University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
draof@nova.edu
(954) 262-1415
Member-at-Large Brian Browning, D.O.
Florida Hospital East Orlando
Brian.Browning.DO@flhosp.org
407-303-6605
Member-at-Large Mark Gabay, D.O.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Mark.Gabay@mch.com
305-669-5873
Resident Representative Samantha Choudhury, D.O.
Lakeside Medical Center
samantha.choudhury@gmail.com
561-239-0972