Spring Hill, Florida (October 29, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital is particularly proud to announce that 100% of the graduating class of its GME Internal Medicine Residency program have passed their board certification exam and are now certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
Board certification from the ABIM is the highest standard in internal medicine to signify physicians have demonstrated to their peers and to the public the clinical judgment, skills, and attitudes essential for providing excellent patient care.
ABIM board certification is voluntary and includes a rigorous exam testing the physician’s ability to diagnose and treat patients with a broad range of medical conditions. To maintain certification, physicians participate in continuing medical education activities to assess their knowledge of the latest scientific developments and changes in practice.
According to the ABIM, internists and subspecialists who earn and maintain board certification “differentiate themselves every day through their specialized knowledge and commitment to continual learning in service of their patients.”
The 2015-2018 Internal Medicine graduates are the second class to graduate from Oak Hill Hospital’s internal medicine residency program. According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a critical state-wide need for physicians. Oak Hill Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education programs help alleviate the overall shortage and many will stay to practice in our community. Studies show that many physicians practice where they have completed their residency. Almost 100% of the current graduating class have remained in Florida, most in the Tampa Bay area.
Attached photo: Members of the graduating class of Oak Hill Hospital’s GME program pose for a graduation photo. Left to right: Ali Tariq, MD; Chirag Patel, MD; Sadiya Usman, MD; Sara Bibi, MD (off cycle; est. graduation Feb ’19); Amrita Randhawa, MD; Monicka Felix, MD; Fatima Saifuddin, MD; Nadia Eid, MD; Adam Alperstein, MD; Saad Murtaza Faheem, MD
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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 residency 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, 18 residents in the Podiatry 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 Katie Stacy, Interim Marketing Director, at 352-597-6317. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit OakHillHospital.com, or Like Us on Facebook.