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Welcome! Thank you for considering Larkin Community Hospital as the institution of your choice to complete your Dietetic Internship.

Larkin Community Hospital is one of the twelve designated statutory teaching hospitals in Florida and offers the largest number of training programs for Osteopathic Physicians in the United States. Larkin Community Hospital is also one of the first hospitals in Florida to grant ordering privileges to Registered Dietitians.

Larkin Dietetic Internship is a post-baccalaureate program emphasizing in clinical nutrition with rotations to start in September and January. Our program provides the required supervised hours in Clinical Nutrition, Management, and Community Nutrition to successfully sit for the national registration exam for dietitians. A strong didactic program is integrated to provide interns with the knowledge necessary to succeed during their rotations and become competent Registered Dietitians. Long distance and Miami-based internships will be available in 2018.

While Larkin Dietetic Internship is a young program, Larkin has been successfully precepting interns since 2012. Many of our interns have become confident and effective clinical dietitians after experiencing the strength that our program provides in our multidisciplinary environment. In addition from the guidance of Larkin Registered Dietitians, interns are able to learn from medical residents, pharmacists and many other health care professionals.

 

About Larkin Community Hospital

Larkin Community Hospital is an integrated healthcare delivery system accredited by the Joint Commission with locations in South Miami, Hialeah and Hollywood, Florida. Our network of acute care hospitals provide a complete continuum of healthcare services, including a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, home health agencies, Skilled Nursing facilities, Rehabilitation centers and Assisted Living facilities in Miami-Dade and Broward County. We subscribe to the Triple Aim of Care, Health and Cost: Continually researching ways to improve the experience of care, improving health of populations and reducing per capita costs of health care.

Our South Miami Campus consists of a 146 bed Acute Care hospital, located in South Miami, Florida and is the third largest statutory teaching hospital in Florida. We offer post graduate training to physicians in 32 different specialties. We also sponsor an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program, an American Society of Health System Pharmacists Accredited  Pharmacy Residency Program and a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program. Our School of Nursing offers a Registered Nurse Associate Degree and a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. In addition, our College of Biomedical Sciences offers three Post-Baccalaureate Masters Degree Programs in Biomedical Sciences and has been approved to offer a PhD degree.  Our College of Health Sciences has been approved to offer two year degree programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiologic Technology.  Our College of Pharmacy plans to enroll its first Doctor of Pharmacy Students in August 2016.

Our Palm Springs Campus, is a 247 bed full service acute care hospital located in a 15 acre campus in Hialeah, Florida and includes a 7 story Medical Office Building.

Larkin Community Hospital Behavioral Health Services, our hospital located in Hollywood, Florida, includes a 50 bed inpatient behavioral health unit and also offers comprehensive behavioral health services.

The Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin Community Hospital specializes in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. This 25 member team, led by world renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Aizik Wolf, has performed over 8000 procedures during the past 20 years. Gamma Knife is a non-invasive state of the art neurological procedure used to treat brain tumors, head and neck cancer, and neurological conditions, such as Trigeminal Neuralgia and Arteriovenous Malformations. Dr. Wolf is among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients’ Choice Award, given to only 5% of physicians in the United States.

The state of the art Center for Advanced Orthopedics at Larkin Community Hospital specializes in advanced surgical techniques using the latest multimodal perioperative pain management modalities and state of art instrumentation with advanced robotic technology. The center, led by world renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Carlos Lavernia, includes a patient centered team with an outcomes-oriented philosophy. The Center has a robust research component with an on-going prospective surgical registry with over 6000 surgical procedures. The research being done at the center has resulted in better outcomes and changed the way orthopedic surgeons practice. A comprehensive rehabilitation department is also part of the center.

The Cancer Center at Larkin led by internationally renowned Hematologist/Oncologist Dr. Orlando Silva specializes in providing the latest advances in the treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Silva joins us from the University of Miami’s Leonard Miller School of Medicine, where he served for 14 years in the clinical role of Attending Physician in Medical Oncology and Hematology and Director of Breast Cancer Education with a special focus in fighting breast cancer. Dr. Silva’s publications include Breast Cancer: A Practical Guide, which is among the most important texts in Breast cancer education in the world, with 3 editions printed and translations in many languages. Dr. Silva’s work in education and research led him to found the Inter-American Breast Cancer Conference, which has hosted 6 world meetings to date with participants from 36 different countries. Treatments available at the center include chemotherapy, Biologic agents, and endocrine therapy. In addition to traditional Breast cancer treatments, Dr. Silva advocates for the prevention of cancer occurrence and/or recurrence through nutrition, anti-inflammatory, and immune system boosting treatments.

The Florida Academic Dermatology Center at Larkin is one of the few inpatient dermatology units in the United States.  Led by world renowned academic dermatologist Dr. Francisco Kerdel, this department provides specialized care for severe dermatological conditions including but not limited to immunobullous disorders, collagen vascular diseases and papulosquamous disorders. In addition, we specialize in the care of cutaneous T-Cell lymphoma, and chronic Graft vs Host disease. This center is equipped with photopheresis, hydrotherapy and phototherapy units which are effective in the treatment of many dermatologic disorders.

Larkin Community Hospital offers state-of-the-art imaging technology with board-certified Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists. Our imaging centers are conveniently located on our South Miami Campus and throughout South Florida to better serve your diagnostic needs. We provide a wide range of imaging services, which include Angiography, PET/CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac imaging, Breast Imaging, and sleep lab. Same day appointments and transportation are available upon request.

Our Joint Commission Accredited Home Health Agency, Larkin Home Health Services, provides comprehensive services in your home under the direction of your physician.  Our services include skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, home health aides and medical social workers. Our service area includes Miami-Dade and Broward County.

The Larkin Health Sciences Campus is a 48 acre site located in Mandarin Lakes and will be the home of Larkin University, a state of the art multidisciplinary teaching facility which will include our College of Pharmacy, our School of Nursing, our College of Biomedical Sciences, our College of Medicine and our College of Dentistry.

Our 180 bed Assisted Living Facility, Floridian Gardens, is licensed to provide Extended Congregate Care and Limited Mental Health Services. Floridian Gardens is a great option when loved ones need additional assistance but do not require 24 hour Skilled Nursing Care. We provide a home-like atmosphere in an expansive 5 acre campus located South West of our South Miami campus.

Our 152 bed Skilled Nursing Facility, The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills offers a comprehensive line of rehabilitation services, including Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapy specializing in treating the unique needs of individuals who are in transition between the hospital and home. We also offer a complete gamut of outpatient rehabilitation services.

We are academically affiliated to Jackson Memorial Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital, Miami, Florida; Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, Florida; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; West Penn Allegheny Health System Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA; Borinquen Health Care Center, Miami, Florida ; Miami Beach Community Health Center, Miami, Florida; Community Health of South Florida (CHI), Miami, Florida; and Jessie Trice Health Community Health Center), Miami, Florida.

Here is a summary of our accredited Graduate Medical Education programs:

AOA Accredited Family Medicine Program

AOA Accredited Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Integrated Program

AOA Accredited Internal Medicine Program

AOA Accredited Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Gastroenterology fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Rheumatology Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (IM) Program

AOA Accredited Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Endocrinology Fellowship Program

ACGME Accredited Psychiatry residency Program

AOA Accredited Psychiatry Residency Program

AOA Accredited Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Traditional Rotating Internship Program

AOA Accredited Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Dermatology residency Program

AOA Accredited MOHS Micrographic Surgery Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Dermatopathology Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Neurology Residency Program

AOA Accredited Ophthalmology Residency Program

AOA accredited Radiology Residency Program

AOA accredited Anesthesiology Residency Program

AOA Accredited Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

AOA Accredited General Surgery Residency Program

AOA Accredited Orthopedics Residency Program

AOA Accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Sports Medicine Program

AOA Accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

AOA Accredited Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (FM) Program

 

The Larkin Dietetic Internship is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) located at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; telephone # 312-899-0040 x5400.

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