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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. 

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 Anthony Ottaviani, D.O.
Largo Medical Center
Anthony.Ottaviani@hcahealthcare.com
727-588-5704
Vice President Brian Browning, D.O.
Florida Hospital East Orlando
Brian.Browning.DO@flhosp.org
407-303-6605
Secretary/Treasurer

Alejandro Del Valle, D.O.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
docalexdv@gmail.com
305-674-2816

Dean (Central COM) Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S.
Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
draof@nova.edu
(954) 262-1415
Member-at-Large Gary Merlino, D.O.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
gmerlino@msmc.com
305-674-2816
Member-at-Large Mark Gabay, D.O.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Mark.Gabay@Nicklaushealth.org
305-669-5873
Resident Representative Nicholas Kolinsky, D.O.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Nicholas.Kolinsky@hcahealthcare.com
865-556-4048
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