March 19, 2014
Bilal Ahmed, MD, FACP
Spring Hill, FL – Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce that it has received the results of the National Resident Matching Program and Oak Hill Hospital has filled all 10 of its internal medicine residency positions in their initial match. According to Bilal Ahmed, MD, FACP (Fellow of the American College of Physicians), FRCP (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians) who is the Chief Medical Officer and Program Director of Internal Medicine at Oak Hill Hospital, “To my knowledge it is unprecedented for a new program to have all positions matched in the first round. We are pleased and excited to be launching this program this summer here in Hernando County. This is the first of more residency programs to follow to meet the growing demand in our community for healthcare services and qualified physicians to serve them.”
Recently Oak Hill Hospital received Institutional Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as well as accreditation from the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine. The program is accredited for 30 residents with 10 residents starting July 2014. This is a three year training program, so an additional 10 residents will be added each year thus bringing the total to 30 internal medicine residents at Oak Hill Hospital over the next three years.
According to the Florida Department of Health there is a critical statewide need for physicians. The expansion of Graduate Medical Education programs such as this can help alleviate the shortages. This program will benefit our local community.
Studies show that many physicians practice where they have completed their residency.