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Welcome to the beautiful Emerald Coast and Pensacola, FL! Our mission remains grounded in our founding philosophy, while incorporating the requirements of training residents for practice in the 21st century. Our residents’ educational experiences emphasize the competencies and skills required for practice in Internal Medicine, including subspecialty fields of IM.
I have been in clinical practice for over 20 years. I moved to Pensacola and joined Sacred Heart Hospital (SHH) medical staff in 1999. I served as a member of the Sacred Heart Medical Group (SHMG) Board of Directors from 2002 – 2012. Prior to becoming the Internal Medicine Program Director at Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola, I was involved in the IM Residency Program at Doctors’ Hospital in Columbus, OH. I currently serve on multiple Quality and Safety Committees at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Choosing a Residency program is an extremely important decision and should be done with care. If you share our vision and would like to apply for a resident position, or if you have any questions, please contact myself or our Program Coordinator, Ashley Mixson, by calling 850-416-1186 or emailing Ashley.Mixson@ascension.org.
As your Program Director, I expect excellence and will mentor you during your journey to becoming an asset to Medical Staff and to the community in general.
I wholeheartedly believe this program has a proven track-record for providing an optimal training environment for aspiring internists thanks, in part, to the chief residents before me. I, therefore, promise to devote my full attention towards maintaining the same high-quality standards that have kept this program progressing towards further excellence.
The chief resident’s role is to provide support, guidance, and encouragement to his/her fellow residents and medical students in order to foster consistent improvement. Medicine is always rapidly evolving and requires the ability to reliably adapt to the demands placed on physicians; therefore, I think it is imperative for a qualified chief resident to be open to all suggestions and concerns from both colleagues and supervisors.
Thus far in my career I have encountered several role models, especially in this program, that I constantly try to emulate and in so doing I believe I have gained skills that allow me to effectively perform the responsibilities given to me. If you have any interest in this program, I encourage you to contact me via our Program Coordinator so that I can assist you further.