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Ascension Sacred Heart is an academic medical center or teaching hospital, which means we provide hands-on training to resident physicians who have completed medical school, are licensed to practice medicine and are training to become specialists in their fields. Academic Medical Centers – like Ascension Sacred Heart – have been shown in studies to have better patient outcomes for both routine and complex problems.
Our resident physicians play a valuable role in the services we provide at Ascension Sacred Heart, both at our outpatient clinics and in the inpatient hospital setting. All residents are closely supervised by experienced physicians, called the attending physician.
In affiliation with the University of Florida College of Medicine, Ascension Sacred Heart provides residency programs that train physicians in three specialties: internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics. The physicians in these programs are trained and supervised by University of Florida faculty physicians at Ascension Sacred Heart.
In addition to providing excellent patient care, our goal at Ascension Sacred Heart is to provide resident education that will enable our graduates to practice the highest standards of pediatric medicine, as well as be competitive for a fellowship position.
The OB/GYN residency program at Ascension Sacred Heart originated as a community-based residency program and is evolving into today’s University of Florida sponsored program. Our residents are a strong, diverse group who strive to provide distinction in patient care and academic performance.
The University of Florida College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Ascension Sacred Heart has a deep commitment to serving all patients, with special attention to the medically underserved and vulnerable of Northwest Florida and South Alabama.
Our program is committed to preparing compassionate physicians who deliver the highest quality, 21st century, patient-centered medicine to communities of greatest need.
Since opening the area’s first modern hospital in 1915, Ascension Sacred Heart has grown into the regional leader for providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare to children and adults in Northwest Florida. More than 700 primary and specialty physicians practice at Ascension Sacred Heart, a not-for-profit healthcare organization.
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Ascension Sacred Heart is proud to provide academic training for visiting residents and medical students throughout the hospital system.