July 27, 2018
Spring Hill, FL - Oak Hill Hospital is pleased to introduce the 2018 Class of Graduate Medical Education Program Transitional Year Residents. The Transitional Year Program is a 1-year postgraduate program for residents to have a variety of training experiences before further sub-specialty training. Some of the fields requiring a transitional year before beginning a specialty residency include: anesthesiology, neurology, dermatology, radiology, and ophthalmology.
Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce the 2018-2019 class of 10 transitional year residents:
- David Alvarez, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
- Phillip Bloodworth, MD, Mercer University School of Medicine
- Ross Currier, DO, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
- Martine Domangue, MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine
- Erica Eldon, DO, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
- Erika Ellis, MD, University of California San Diego School of Medicine
- Steven Nguyen, MD, University of Central Florida
- Nathan Palmer, DO, Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Wayne Simmons, DO, Nova Southeastern University
- Eunice Yim, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
The program is led by Dean Connors, MD, PhD, MS, FASA. According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a critical statewide need for physicians. The expansion of the Graduate Medical Education Program at Oak Hill Hospital will help to alleviate the shortage. This program benefits the local community because studies show that many physicians practice where they have completed their residency.
"It is gratifying to see our GME Program progressing to this level. We are proud to be able to provide our community with an accredited teaching hospital," said Ed Nast, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Oak Hill Hospital. "The community benefits in so many ways by the additions," he added.