October 30, 2018
Spring Hill, FL - Oak Hill Hospital is particularly proud to announce that 100% of the graduating class of its GME Internal Medicine Residency program have passed their board certification exam and are now certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
Board certification from the ABIM is the highest standard in internal medicine to signify physicians have demonstrated to their peers and to the public the clinical judgment, skills, and attitudes essential for providing excellent patient care.
ABIM board certification is voluntary and includes a rigorous exam testing the physician's ability to diagnose and treat patients with a broad range of medical conditions. To maintain certification, physicians participate in continuing medical education activities to assess their knowledge of the latest scientific developments and changes in practice.
According to the ABIM, internists and subspecialists who earn and maintain board certification "differentiate themselves every day through their specialized knowledge and commitment to continual learning in service of their patients."
The 2015-2018 Internal Medicine graduates are the second class to graduate from Oak Hill Hospital’s internal medicine residency program. According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a critical state-wide need for physicians. Oak Hill Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education programs help alleviate the overall shortage and many will stay to practice in our community. Studies show that many physicians practice where they have completed their residency. Almost 100% of the current graduating class have remained in Florida, most in the Tampa Bay area.
Photo caption: Members of the graduating class of Oak Hill Hospital's GME program pose for a graduation photo. Left to right: Ali Tariq, MD; Chirag Patel, MD; Sadiya Usman, MD; Sara Bibi, MD (off cycle; est. graduation Feb '19); Amrita Randhawa, MD; Monicka Felix, MD; Fatima Saifuddin, MD; Nadia Eid, MD; Adam Alperstein, MD; Saad Murtaza Faheem, MD