October 30, 2013
Spring Hill, FL – Oak Hill Hospital announces that it has recently received institutional accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as well as accreditation for its internal medicine residency program. The program is accredited for 30 residents with 10 starting in July 2014. This is the hospital’s first step in developing a graduate medical education (GME) residency program and a logical progression as Oak Hill Hospital continues to expand into other residency specialties.
According to the Florida Department of Health there is a critical statewide need for physicians and the expansion of GME programs such as this can help alleviate the shortages. The program will also benefit local communities with studies showing that many physicians practice where they complete their residency.
Applications are now being accepted for the July 2014 program. Oak Hill Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program combines broad exposure to inpatient and outpatient medical practice with extensive educational programs in biomedical science to help residents acquire the medical knowledge and clinical skills needed to become an outstanding physician.
“Our program will be dedicated to providing the highest quality graduate medical education for those who come to Oak Hill Hospital from the nation’s medical schools,” said Oak Hill Hospital CEO Mickey Smith. “We are excited and honored to extend this opportunity to participate in our post-Graduate Medical Education Program,” he added.
About the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is the accreditation body responsible for accrediting allopathic graduate medical education training programs for MD’s in the United States. It is a non-profit private council that evaluates and accredits residency programs. The ACGME member organizations are: The American Board of Medical Specialties, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Association of Medical Colleges, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, each of whom appoints four members to the ACGME’s board of directors.