For more information about our program, please contact Maurice Armstrong, our Program Coordinator, at (352) 401-8319.
- ERAS: 1201100740
- NRMP: 1587120C1
Welcome from our Program Director
Welcome to Ocala Family Medicine Residency! Our community-based residency program incorporates a community hospital, a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center primary care clinic, dedicated faculty, and a family-oriented town. Our curriculum is uniquely designed to provide a wide breadth of family medicine topics with the flexibility to allow you to focus on special interest areas for your education.
The Ocala Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.
The Family Medicine Residency Program is a dually accredited ACGME and American Osteopathic Association program.
The program curriculum provides family medicine education as it should be practiced today. To enhance required family medicine rotations, our program offers additional training in addiction medicine, practice management, and offers five electives to shape the program in a way that allows the residents to reach their professional goals. Osteopathic manipulative medicine will be an integral component of the training (even for allopathic residents), especially in the continuity care clinic and on the inpatient service.
The didactic curriculum is unique. It is structured to include four hourly weekly sessions, as well as a four-hour block session every other week. To promote family in the community and in today's medical care, yearly community projects, a comprehensive nursing home curriculum, and home visits will be highlights of our program.
Finally, the residents will have significant, hands-on time with their faculty mentor to work on QI and research projects.
The faculty of the program work closely with the residents and are in charge of both teaching and mentoring. This environment fosters a close connection allowing the faculty to educate the residents based on their strengths and needs.
The comprehensive evaluation and mentoring system helps the residents to realize their strengths and challenges, thus enabling them to reach their full potential. Both in the hospital and in the clinic, the community-based faculty provide the ideal "real-world" incorporation of evidence-based medicine.
Get to Know the Team
Dr. Nicholas Dorsey
Our cutting-edge, community-based ACGME residency program is built on the foundation of "bringing 'family' back to family medicine."
We focus on wellness, community engagement, principles of primary care, professionalism and community-oriented and family-centered health care that focuses on the "whole" person from birth to end of life. Our patients come from multiple walks of life and we teach our residents to recognize/value their unique cultural differences and socioeconomic situations.
We aim to give our residents a good education in procedures including OMT. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to provide up-to-date knowledge in the always-changing medical field. We emphasize evidence-based continuity and comprehensive healthcare. We want to give our residents a good foundation into how they could turn research into practice.
The program incorporates a community hospital in a family friendly town. Each site offers board certified dedicated faculty who are passionate about teaching. We are part of the graduate medical education consortium between HCA Healthcare's North Florida Division and the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and, as a result, the residency is financially stable.
Our continuity clinic is located at Heart of Florida Health Center. The clinic accommodates room for special procedures, OMT, conferences, group sessions and other needs that may arise. The staff and physicians work together to give ideal patient-centered medical care. As a part of this team, our residents help shape the future of the clinic and learn exemplary medical care along the way.
Curriculum and Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Salary & Benefits Information
PGY-1 residents will accrue vacation leave at the rate of 3 weeks (5 working days plus weekend) per academic year.
PGY-2 and higher residents will accrue vacation leave at the rate of 4 weeks (5 working days plus weekend) per academic year.
Residents will accumulate 10 days of sick leave over each academic year. Up to 5 unused days of sick leave may be rolled over to the next academic year.
Will be available but must be pre-approved by Program Director.
- Low-cost medical and dental coverage for both resident and family.
- A disability policy will be provided along with the option to purchase additional coverage.
- Residents are automatically enrolled in a life insurance policy that offers a basic life benefit of $25,000.
- Professional Liability Insurance is provided.
401(a) FICA Alternative Plan
- BLS/ACLS/PALS/NRP training and certification provided by the hospital at no charge/li>
- Laptop computer to access Electronic Medical Record and library from hospital or home
- White coats