Farmington Hills, MI (March 31, 2009)--- A new partnership between Botsford Hospital and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) is expected to enhance postgraduate learning for osteopathic physicians.
For 25 years, Botsford Hospital hosted an educational program for physicians called the Allen Zieger Memorial Lecture Series. To strengthen Botsford’s outstanding postgraduate training, the hospital’s continuing medical education programs will now be affiliated with MSUCOM.
As part of this new continuing medical education affiliation, Botsford will offer the Symposium for Primary Care Medicine, an expanded two-day educational program for primary care physicians, physician extenders, nurses and anyone interested in updated information for primary care health services. This year’s topic will focus on improving patient care and will include sections on cardiology and surgery, the future of medicine and the medical home. The program will take place at the Novi Sheraton on November 6 and 7, 2009.
Andrew Cykiert, D.O., Botsford Hospital’s Director of Continuing Medical Education, says, “Botsford has maintained a relationship with MSUCOM for years through the training of new physicians. Expanding our affiliation with them will now give us the opportunity to enhance postgraduate learning for practitioners, which is crucial for staying updated on changes in health care.”
Botsford Hospital and MSUCOM have had a relationship for more than 40 years. Botsford Hospital, a nationally recognized teaching facility, is part of the Statewide Campus System for the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Botsford Hospital, an independent 330-bed community teaching hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2007 Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting, and, in 2007, a three-year recertification as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.
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