Spring Hill, Florida (July 27, 2018) – 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.
Attached Photo: The 2018 class of Transitional Year Residents.
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About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984, is the area’s largest private employer with 280 beds, and is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties. The Facility offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including an arrhythmia center and open-heart surgery. Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team is comprised of over 500 physicians, 1,300 associates, and approximately 250 volunteers.
Oak Hill Hospital is an accredited teaching hospital with approval to train 65 residents in the Internal Medicine program, 24 residents in the Family Medicine program, 18 residents in the General Surgery program integrated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 18 residents in the Emergency Medicine program, 18 residents in the Anesthesiology program, and 10 residents in the Transitional Year program.
The Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital opened in 2016, offering advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting. In addition to the Graduate Medical Education Program, Oak Hill Hospital offers several unique programs in the area, including a 24/7 Critical Care Medicine Program staffed by Intensivists, and a Pediatric ER. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.
The Hospital is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL; 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Richard W. Linkul, Director of Marketing, at 352-597-6383 or Richard.Linkul@HCAHealthcare.com. In Citrus County call 352-628-6441. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit our website at OakHillHospital.com, or Like Us on Facebook.