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Program features

The UCF COM / HCA GME Consortium Anesthesiology Residency program at Ocala Regional Medical Center follows closely the standards set forth by the ACGME and American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Our program is part of the University of Central Florida- College of Medicine-Hospital Corporation of America Consortium. Residents will benefit from the multi-site coalition through rotations at Ocala Health (Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital), North Florida Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center and Nemours Children Health Care.

Centers of excellence are the new paradigm for care and the multisite approach training will provide our residents with an exceptional educational and mentorship experience. Collectively, our sites feature a level two trauma center, a pediatric hospital, two women’s centers, two cardiothoracic centers, and three different ICUs (Trauma, Surgical and Cardiac).

Our sites will provide training and education in every area such as trauma, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, neuroanesthesia, regional anesthesia, perioperative ultrasound, critical care and pain management.

Among our Faculty are anesthesiologists with a variety of expertise, fellowship training, and research interests trained at top notch academic institutions.

Accreditation

The Anesthesiology Residency Program is an ACGME accredited program.

Program aims

The UCF COM / HCA GME Consortium Anesthesiology Residency program at Ocala Regional Medical Center follows closely the standards set forth by the ACGME and the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Our program's primary aim is to assist our residents in becoming accomplished professional clinicians and consultants in Anesthesiology who meet the requirements to become board-certified by the ABA and who are proficient to practice in anesthesiology in either academic or private practice settings.

This aim will be achieved through both formal teaching via lectures, conferences, simulation and small groups as well as daily clinical teaching and experience. Our residents will become valued members of an interdisciplinary team to deliver anesthesia care to patients across all sites and will be appreciated for their efforts. As such, UCF COM / HCA GME Consortium encourages and strives to foster collegiality, encourage discussion, presentation of ideas, and involvement in quality improvement and patient safety hospital initiatives. The three years of our program (CA-1, CA-2, CA-3) are intended for physicians who have successfully completed a clinical base training PGY-1 year.

The anesthesiology program provides residents with supervised training to progress to more complex and demanding cases with increasing independence in decision-making and performance. Experience in such a wide variety of patient and case complexities is met by incorporating rotations across multiple sites including West Marion Community Hospital, a more rural, acute hospital within the Ocala Health Systems, Osceola Regional Medical Center with a high-volume obstetric anesthesiology service, and Nemours Children's Hospital of Orlando which will provide a robust pediatric anesthesia experience for our learners. Although the focus of the clinical anesthesia years is predominantly clinical anesthesia training, we encourage an interest and participation in ongoing hospital and university-based research and quality improvement initiatives.