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Educational Curriculum

The Oak Hill Hospital Residency Program combines lectures delivered in a state-of-the-art center of education with group learning and bedside teaching activities.

We believe that a variety of teaching modalities are essential to developing the lifelong learning skills and critical thinking capabilities necessary for mastering patient care. Oak Hill Hospital Residency Program’s curriculum includes:

Morning Report

A case based morning report will be held every morning in a conference room conveniently situated next to the patient care areas. The morning report will be supervised by key faculty and the chief resident. The skills of deduction, evidence–based decision making and cost–effective care will be demonstrated and taught. Following the meeting, research questions raised by the residents during the morning report and the questions will be revisited–now with greater background knowledge–at sign out time in the afternoon. Residents are encouraged to visit and examine the patient from the case at the bedside.

Noon Conference

At the noon conference, teaching faculty cover core topics in internal medicine, humanities in medicine, patient communication skills and procedural skills. For example, the Hospital to Home Experience, in which residents complete videotaped sessions of patient’s prior to and after discharge, will be presented to foster discussion on patient care, practice–based learning, patient communication and systems–based practice.

Journal Club

A monthly Resident Journal Club reviews evidence–based research and how it affects our clinical decision making. Journal Club will be supervised either by the chief resident or a faculty member, who will review common clinical scenarios encountered on the floors, new literature and value–based care. This is just one of the ways you will learn how to apply the best clinical evidence to your decision making.

Summer Lecture Series for Medical Emergencies

These lectures, given during the initial months of the academic year, are designed to provide a strong foundation and to build confidence among the residents when evaluating and managing medical emergencies. Taking someone’s care into your hands can be daunting, and we are here to ease your transition from student to doctor.

Clinical Grand Rounds

Clinical grand rounds are held twice a month from September to June on Wednesdays at 8:30 AM. They are provided by exceptionally skilled guest faculty from prestigious academic centers in Florida and nationwide. Residents are also expected to present at Medical Grand Rounds during training.

Quality Improvement Conferences

These replace the noon conference on the last Friday of every month, allowing residents to raise and discuss issues dealing with patient safety, value–based care and quality improvement of clinical care

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Analyses of unexpected deaths, adverse outcomes and clinically challenging cases replace the Tuesday noon conference once a month. We are firmly committed to learn from everything that happens, the good as well as the bad.

“Holmes Rounds”

Holmes Rounds is an initiative focused on observational skills and reflective powers of deduction. Special emphasis will be placed on avoiding behaviors like anchoring and early closure. Practicing these skills reduces cognitive errors and improves clinical reasoning.

Required readings for Holmes Rounds include:

  • Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Science of the Art of Medicine, by John Brush
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
  • Stanford 25 Physical Diagnosis

Board Review Sessions

A faculty–lead weekly board review is required to achieve a 100% pass rate for certification by The American Board of Internal Medicine. All residents are expected to sit for the ABIM in–training examination every September, to help gauge their medical knowledge and develop an educational improvement plan.

For more information, please call the Medical Education Manager at (352) 597-3088 or email us.


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