Updated 09/17/2012 09:07 PM
Genesee County Hospital to Start Teaching Program
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BATAVIA, N.Y. -- A Genesee County hospital is becoming a teaching hospital. United Memorial Medical Center made the announcement this morning.
UMMC will serve as a site for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. In order to become a teaching hospital, UMMC went through an extensive credentialing process. Four residents will be admitted into the program each year.
Administrators said the residency program will improve local healthcare by introducing new doctors to a rural community that faces a physician shortage.
"We will be having more physicians in the hospital to help take care of patients. We will be training our physicians, which means we will eventually providing more physicians to our community, because this community does face a physician shortage in the next few years," explained Dr. Anna Lamb, Director of Medical Education.
After four years, a total of 12 residents will be taking part in the family medicine program.