LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health, in collaboration with Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, has been approved for two residency programs.
The American Osteopathic Association has given full accreditation status for a 39-position internal medicine residency program and a 24-position family medicine residency program, both of which will begin on July 1, 2015.
Dr. Donald Morando has been appointed program director of the family medicine residency program and Dr. Pranav Jain has been appointed program director of the internal medicine residency program.
“These are the first two residency programs for both Southeastern Health as well as Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine,” said Dr. Robert Hasty, Southeastern Health’s vice president of Medical Education and regional associate dean for the School of Osteopathic Medicine.
“We are excited for their approval and anticipate several other programs will be approved over the next few years at Southeastern Health,” Hasty said. “Southeastern Health is developing into an academic health care organization that will help serve the health care needs of Southeastern North Carolina and beyond with expert and caring physicians. These new programs will provide a positive financial impact for the community and will help take the quality of care for the region to the next level.”
The Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Southeastern Health announced a partnership on Feb. 19 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. The partnership with Southeastern Health involves training opportunities for third- and fourth-year Campbell medical school students, with additional residency programs provided post-graduation. Students and residents have the opportunity to train alongside primary care physicians at Southeastern Regional Medical Center as well as primary care physicians and specialists throughout Southeastern Health’s network of 40 affiliates.