The Graduate Medical Education Department at North Florida Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome fourth year medical students to campus.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit an application using the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) website. Search using Hospital Corporation of America as the Institution, and North Florida Regional Medical Center as the Site. E-mail GME Coordinator Veronica Stehouwer with any questions or concerns.

Applications are available year-round for four-week visiting student externships or clerkships. Complete applications are reviewed in order of receipt and evaluated by the Program Director and Program Coordinator. To be considered, applicants must be in good standing and meet all requirements as determined by the VSLO application system. You may be contacted to provide additional information prior to a final decision regarding the status of your application. Once offered a rotation with your program of choice, a packet will be sent to your school containing the final documents that must be executed in order for your rotation to be scheduled.

Rotations Offered

Students may rotate in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or Psychiatry. Our Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program will not be offering medical student rotations at this time.

Parking is provided at no charge and students are often encouraged to attend didactics and conferences with our residents.

Our Community

Gainesville, Florida is located in North Central Florida and is roughly 90 minutes from the Jacksonville area and 2 hours from the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas. We are also located within a 2 hour drive to several area beaches, such as Crescent Beach, Cocoa Beach, Flagler Beach, and Anastasia State Park. In addition, there are many springs located within the area like the Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Ginnie Springs, Poe Springs, and Blue Springs. North Central Florida has the highest concentration of natural fresh water springs in the world! Gainesville also features several public parks, lakes, and walking trails.

The city is surrounded by rural area and has a dense tree canopy boasting many different species. As a result, Gainesville has been named a “Tree City, USA” every year since 1982 by the National Arbor Day Foundation. In 2007, Gainesville was also ranked the #1 best city to live in the USA in Cities Ranked & Rated and one of the “best places to live and play” in the United States by National Geographic Adventure. Our city also has a low cost of living when compared to the rest of the nation, and as a bonus, there are no state taxes.

Gainesville is home to the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, giving it a college town feel mixed with many different cultures. As a result, Gainesville has a vibrant arts and entertainment atmosphere. There are several museums in the area like the Harn Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Natural History. During the year, the city hosts The Springs Arts Festival and The Downtown Festival and Art Show where award winning and unique artwork are on display. The Gainesville area is also home to several theatres like The Hippodrome State Theatre, The Gainesville Community Playhouse, and the High Springs Playhouse. In addition, the city hosts the Gainesville Improv Festival and The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. As if all these events were not enough to do, our city also has a vibrant music scene. There are several clubs throughout the city that provide live music venues. Some of these are The High Dive and The Florida Theatre. During the year, Gainesville is also host to The Fest which is a multi-venue underground music festival.

Come be a part of a community “where nature and culture meet.” Please visit the websites below to learn more information about the Gainesville, FL area.