Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education


Based out of Palm Beach County, Fla., we utilize the strengths of our facilities and affiliations to provide optimal training experiences utilizing evidence-based medicine, by board certified specialists and sub-specialists. JFK Medical Center - North Campus, which has been training physicians for more than 30 years, is the sponsoring institution of the Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education (PBCGME), an alliance of JFK Medical Center, Palms West Hospital, St. Lucie Medical Center and University Hospital and Medical Center.  

Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education

Site Focus

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry 

School Affiliations

  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Statistics

JFK Medical Center - North Campus

  • Total Beds - 245
  • Admissions - 8,140
  • ER Visits - 27,580
  • Outpatient Visits - 8,716
  • Births - N/A
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 1,102
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 6,883
  • Trauma Center - No

Palms West Hospital

  • Total Beds - 204
  • Admissions - 12,378
  • ER Visits - 47,092
  • Outpatient Visits - 74,958
  • Births - 1,333
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 4,418
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 3,294
  • Trauma Center - No

St. Lucie Medical Center

  • Total Beds - 229
  • Admissions - 11,211
  • ER Visits - 47,830
  • Outpatient Visits - 16,361
  • Births - 500
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 2,722
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 642
  • Trauma Center - No

University Hospital and Medical Center

  • Total Beds - 317
  • Admissions - 11,841
  • ER Visits - N/A
  • Outpatient Visits - 50,207
  • Births - N/A
  • Inpatient Surgeries - N/A
  • Outpatient Surgeries - N/A
  • Trauma Center - No

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Inpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Inpatient
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient
  • Geriatrics Selective (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient, assigned by PBCGME

This site schedules clinical experiences in continuous four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine (Inpatient)
  • Internal Medicine (Outpatient)
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pain Management
  • Radiology

Residency Information

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Rotating Internship

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to classroom with video conference capability, computers, dining room, internet, medical library, phones, printers, study space and WiFi while on duty at the hospitals
  • Meal Benefits: All meals are provided while on duty
  • Visiting Student Housing: Unavailable at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in weekend rounds
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in morning reports, lectures, patient rounds and complete required reading assignments
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Opportunities for skill development in OMT/OPP is provided during lectures, patient rounds and in the clinical setting during family and internal medicine clerkships

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Application through VSLO required for fourth-year non-core visiting student clerkships
  • Attestation form to confirm background check and drug screen completed by KCU
  • Background check and drug screen required annually
  • BLS and ACLS certifications must be current
  • Fingerprinting required prior to third-year psychiatry clerkships
  • Global Track/International Clerkships not allowed for 3rd-year students (includes DOCARE)
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams taken at a Prometric Testing Center (testing accommodations other than extra time may not be available)
  • Orientation provided prior to the first clerkship
  • PBCGME may designate one or more selectives during year three
  • TB screening required annually
  • Travel may be required for third-year Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 10/9/18

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Angela Imes 
  • Administrative Director of Student Education: Jennie Elmore
  • Director of Medical Education: Bradley Feuer, DO, JD