Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL - On March 17, 2017, One hundred nineteen (119) osteopathic residency programs participated in the Residents In-Service Examination. A total of 1,974 internal medicine resident candidates completed the examination. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency Program Ranked 16th out of 119 programs in the country on this examination with 12 out of 36 residents scoring greater than the 90th percentile.

Resident in-service exam results are widely recognized as a strong predictor of resident performance and is positively correlated with board certification pass rates. The strength of this program is attributed to the high caliber of the residents and faculty, the educational curriculum and the breadth, diversity and volume of cases presented at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

The Graduate Medical Education Program in Internal Medicine is under the direction of Michael S. Strobbe, DO. The residents train at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point on general internal medicine teams and specialty services including cardiology, pulmonary critical care, and gastroenterology.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for an internal medicine residency program and is pre-accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a critical state-wide need for physicians. The expansion of the Graduate Medical Education Programs such as Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's can help to alleviate the shortage. This program benefits the local community. Studies show that many physicians practice where they have completed their residency.