July 17, 2017
Oak Hill Hospital proudly announces that it has recently been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for a three year GME residency program in family medicine. The program is accredited for up to eight residents per year for a total of 24 additional residents training in Hernando County.
The Family Medicine Residency Program provides an educational experience that prepares residents to become competent family physicians capable of providing comprehensive and coordinated care to patients and families. The program’s educational experiences emphasize the competencies and skills needed to practice high quality family medicine within the community, utilizing a patient-centered medical home model.
“Our goal is to develop a high-quality resident-focused family medicine program,” said Michael King, MD, MPH, FAAFP (Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians), Program Director for the Oak Hill Hospital Family Medicine residency.
Oak Hill Hospital received initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for an internal medicine residency program in October 2013 and a transitional year residency program in 2016. The AOA’s approval of the family medicine program brings the total number of possible residents on campus to 79. According to the Florida Department of Health there is a critical statewide need for physicians and the expansion of GME programs such as those at Oak Hill Hospital help to alleviate the shortages. The program also benefits local communities with studies showing that many physicians practice where they complete their residency.