Oak Hill Hospital
December 28, 2016

Spring Hill, FL - Oak Hill Hospital's Graduate Medical Education's latest training skills program has been selected for the highly competitive poster presentation program at the Marvin R. Dunn Poster Reception at the 2017 Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education's annual education conference to be held from March 9 - 12, 2017, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. The poster presentation will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on March 9.

About the Interpersonal Skills Training Program

Recently, Oak Hill Hospital announced that its Graduate Medical Education program

partnered with Javelin IO Solutions to help medical residents improve interpersonal skills through a cloud-based, video simulation program. Like a clinical simulation, the interpersonal skills video simulations train residents in essential skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, peers, and leaders at the hospital. It focuses on such skills as communications skills, active listening, empathy, teamwork and physician leadership.

In the pilot conducted earlier this year, results showed that after only three weeks of access to the individualized feedback and training modules, Oak Hill Hospital's incoming medical residents improved their performance on the simulations, on average, by 25%. The poster selection by the ACGME further validates the quality of the training skills experienced by Oak Hill Hospital's Graduate Medical Education residents.

In 2013 Oak Hill Hospital received institutional accreditation by the ACGME as well as accreditation for its internal medicine residency program. The program has been expanded to accreditation for up to 15 residents per year through its three year residency program.

About the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is the accreditation body responsible for accrediting allopathic graduate medical education training programs for MD's in the United States. It is a non-profit private council that evaluates and accredits residency programs. The ACGME member organizations are: The American Board of Medical Specialties, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Association of Medical Colleges, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, each of whom appoints four members to the ACGME's board of directors.