For more information about our program, please contact Kim Watkins, our program coordinator, at (352) 333-5168.
How to apply
The North Florida Regional Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.
The North Florida Emergency Medicine Residency Program strives to create an inclusive educational environment to prepare physicians with the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to provide excellent and compassionate patient care in the field of emergency medicine.
Emphasis is on the humane application of scientific knowledge and preparation of graduates for responsiveness to the needs of individuals and the surrounding community including advocating for equity and justice.
Program goals are to graduate residents who:
- Possess the medical knowledge and clinical skills to independently provide competent, compassionate and patient-centered care to patients with medical conditions commonly encountered by emergency medicine physicians.
- Demonstrate a high level of competence in the initial recognition, evaluation, resuscitation and stabilization of acute illness and injury in all patients who present to the emergency department.
- Apply critical thinking skills to determine the priorities for evaluation and treatment of multiple simultaneous emergency department patients who present to the emergency department with different complaints and needs.
- Utilize information resources effectively and apply evidence-based medicine to update their clinical practice.
- Demonstrate respect, acceptance and empathy for patients, regardless of their ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic or other backgrounds.
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong, self-directed learning.
- Demonstrate the ability to locate, critically appraise and appropriately apply medical literature to their patient care practices
- Recognize that professionalism is the underpinning of all of the duties and responsibilities noted above and commit to upholding the high standards of professionalism expected of a physician.
- Communicate effectively with patients, families, and healthcare professionals.
- Promote excellence in academic and administrative aspects of emergency medicine.
- Demonstrate the fundamental qualities of professionalism.
- Formulate appropriate dispositions, including follow-up or referrals, of all patients presenting to the Emergency Department with an acute illness or injury.
- Participate in the administration of the emergency medical services system providing out-of-hospital care.
- Manage out-of-hospital care of the acutely ill or injured patient.
- Demonstrate how optimal patient care is provided in the context of a larger health care delivery system by effectively using system resources to support the care of patients.
- Manage resource utilization effectively.
- Demonstrate teaching abilities applicable to all levels of emergency care personnel, i.e. physicians, medical students, pre–hospital care personnel, hospital personnel, and the public.
- Maintain proper and timely record keeping and documentation for medical and medico-legal reasons.
Get to Know the Team
Robyn Hoelle, MD Program Director
Curriculum & Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
There will be five hours of protected conference time per week.
The didactic curriculum will repeat on an 18-month cycle, so each resident will have all content presented to them twice during the course of their residency.
We will use many models of interactive learning including problem-based learning, small-group sessions, simulation, written board review, oral board review, assigned educator roles as well as traditional lectures.
We also will be incorporating newer FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) resources for home study and asynchronous learning models. Each resident will be provided with an iPad Pro for home use and bedside medical applications.
Salary & Benefits Information
The following stipends are for fiscal year 2020–2021 and may differ from future years' stipends.
- 15 days paid vacation per year for PGY1 residents
- 20 days paid vacation per year for PGY2 and PGY3 residents
- Denial of a specific request for vacation is a leadership decision on the part of the officers of the program and is not considered a grievance
- 10 days paid sick time per year
- Up to 5 days continuing education (PGY2 and PGY3 for conference attendance, fellowship interviews, board review, etc.)
- Step 3: PGY1 residents receive two days off for the exam plus one travel day if required
Up to three months may be taken for personal/family emergencies (FMLA). Salaries/benefits are stopped during this time and you may be required to make up this time at the end of your residency.
It is strongly encouraged that residents review the board eligibility requirements for their own specialty. Many boards require 33 months of training. Paid leave (e.g., vacation, sick) cannot be accumulated or carried over from contract year to contract year. It is at the discretion of the program director to require verification from a clinical provider.
The Human Resources website for UCF provides many details of the types of insurance provided to residents.
- Medical insurance
- Disability insurance
- Life insurance
- Dental insurance
- Other supplemental policies
Residents are provided with Professional Liability Coverage for $200,000/$1,000,000.
Residents will be issued an iPhone and laptop. Items will be returned at the conclusion of the residency.
The cost for training licenses in the state of Florida will be paid by the program. Residents receive a "fee exempt" DEA certificate during their training, which can only be used at training sites.
Life support training
Costs incurred for obtaining required life support training (basic life support, pediatric advanced life support, neonatal resuscitation program and advanced trauma life support), including any required renewals are covered by the program.
Residents may park in any area that is not designated as patient/visitor or physician parking. This includes available spaces with the covered parking structures.
Residents are provided lunch during most educational activities that occur over the lunch hour. There are frozen meals and a stocked refrigerator for residents while on-call. Residents may purchase meals in the cafeteria at a 25% discount.
Resident call rooms
The call rooms located in the basement of the Women's Center are dedicated to the use of the residents. There are 11 call rooms and several shower facilities available.
VPN accounts for home access to our hospital's medical records and library resources.