Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is a 200 bed medical center and a verified Level II Trauma Center that will serve as the primary teaching site for this program. The hospital has all of the required medical and surgical specialties as well as support services to make teaching and learning at this site ideal. The facility has state of the art equipment where residents will gain clinical expertise and a diverse patient population where residents will gain clinical experience to ultimately practice independently.

The educational experience at Ocala Regional Medical Center will include faculty coverage (supervision) available at all times to the residents. A supervising faculty attending will be available to provide both indirect supervision by phone at all times with direct supervision available if required. Volumes and variety of clinical experience will be monitored by the program director through a regular review of the residents patient encounters and procedure logs to insure each resident is receiving the experience necessary to prepare him/her for successful completion of the program.

West Marion Community Hospital

West Marion Community Hospital is a 94-bed sister hospital to the program's primary training location (Ocala Regional Medical Center). The volume and variety of procedures available for the residents to assist with are a compliment to the primary training site location; allowing the residents beneficial experience to additional varied procedures. Hospital leadership and training faculty are fully supportive of the Transitional Year residency program and will provide all the necessary educational and clinical resources necessary to ensure a high-quality clinical experience for program participants.

Curriculum Sample Schedule & Rotations

Fundamental Core Rotations

Rotation Duration
Inpatient Medicine 12 Weeks
Critical Care 4 Weeks
General Surgery 4 Weeks
Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks
Ambulatory Clinic 4 Weeks
Inpatient Medicine Quality Improvement 2 Weeks

Available Elective Rotations

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pulmonology
  • Dermatology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Radiology
  • Primary Care
  • Otolaryngology

Educational Program


  • Daily Didactic Lecture Series
  • Daily Case Presentations
  • Weekly specialty conferences
  • Monthly Mandatory Conference Series
    • Grand Rounds
    • Quality Assurance meetings
    • Journal Club
  • Research/Quality Improvement Projects

The Research model is based on a “Public Health” approach, focusing on the entire episode of care and will be supported by the wealth of resources of the HCA system. Outcomes-related research will be emphasized both in the in-patient area and in the clinics.