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Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education

Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education

For the past 20+ years, beginning in January 1999, the Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME), the Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, has enhanced educational quality, facilitated sharing of educational resources, provided faculty development, fostered cooperative training programs, supported community-based medical education, encouraged clinical research, and created strong linkages among medical schools, teaching hospitals and ambulatory training facilities. 

Beginning in July 2015, with the initiation of the transition to the Single Accreditation System, CEME has also been assisting its affiliated hospitals and programs transition from American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accreditation to American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation as sponsoring institutions and programs. 

Throughout this process, the CEME has been 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. We are looking forward to continuing this alliance beyond June 30, 2020 under the auspices of the KPCOM Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Whatever your career goals or aspirations, you will find opportunity, support, and encouragement to excel within the Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education and the KPCOM Office of Graduate Medical Education.

CEME Members List

Officers Name
Chief Academic Officer Mark Sandhouse, D.O., M.S.
Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
marksand@nova.edu
727-588-5704
President Anthony Ottaviani, D.O.
Largo Medical Center
Anthony.Ottaviani@hcahealthcare.com
727-588-5704
Vice President Michael Strobbe, D.O.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
mstrobbe@gcmc1.com
727-819-2966
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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