For more information about our program, please contact Veronica Stehouwer, our Program Coordinator at (352) 333-5380.
- ERAS: 1401100938
- NRMP: 1401100938
Welcome from our Program Director
Thank you for your interest in our program!
The Gainesville Internal Medicine Residency Program in the University of Central Florida / HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education Consortium welcomes you to learn more about our training program. Our primary affiliated hospital is North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida.
The North Florida Regional Medical Center Internal 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 Internal Medicine Residency Program provides comprehensive and balanced educational training to prepare residents for careers in ambulatory primary care, hospital medicine, traditional internal medicine, fellowship training, and board certification.
Our residency program is sponsored by the University of Central Florida / HCA Healthcare GME Consortium. The central educational hub of the consortium is University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Lake Nona, the site of Orlando's blossoming Medical City.
The Gainesville branch of our consortium residency training program currently includes internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, geriatrics, hospice and palliative care, and transitional year.
Our program recognizes the importance of training caring individuals who can practice their specialty while displaying knowledge of the humanistic qualities that come with serving as an internal medicine physician.
We teach and incorporate basic science while making sure each resident understands the pathophysiology of disease. Residents will work with our physician team leadership analyzing and assimilating clinical data and applying evidence-based literature to determine the proper course of treatment for patients.
One of the goals of our program is to impart future physicians the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide exceptional care in internal medicine. Residents will graduate with a clear understanding of the natural history of disease, the ability to select diagnostic tests appropriately and clear knowledge of best practices in providing cost-effective, evidence-based treatment.
Get to Know the Team
Christopher Bray, MD, PhD
Curriculum and Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Our Internal Medicine Program is dedicated to providing the support and resources needed to become an exceptional physician.
We focus not only on the clinical exposure to your specialty but on the unique opportunities for personal and professional development that's built on a strong core of medical knowledge.
Our residents and faculty focus on 12 curricular initiatives:
- Comprehensive and integrated core curriculum given in dedicated weekly learning blocks
- Supervised clinical training in an academic, community-based medical center
- Monthly evidence-based medicine conference (debate style), journal club, and Morbidity and Mortality conference
- Weekly Grand Rounds or Senior Resident Guideline/Innovation Talks
- Biweekly general medicine and subspecialty morning report
- Structured research curriculum led by our dedicated GME Office of Research
- Chief resident/master clinician bedside teaching rounds
- Excellence in medicine professionalism enhancement training
- Faculty-led board review (MKSAP, MedStudy, UWorld)
- Bimonthly resident wellbeing with our dedicated program psychologist
- Monthly resident business meetings for empowering resident-led change
- Regular simulation lab training on procedures and emergency situations
We have developed a rigorous primary care academic curriculum designed to teach topics emphasizing the most cost-effective, evidence-based, patient-centered approach. As of 2019, we moved our continuity clinic into a gorgeous new 20-room, multimedia-enhanced clinic designed from the ground up with resident training in mind. Our faculty, residents, and community partners work hand-in-hand to enhance the health of our community.
Our goal is to train competent physicians proficient in diagnosing and managing diseases and to provide health maintenance in an office-based adult medicine practice. Structured weekly conferences will mirror the core curriculum with a focus on medical conditions seen predominately in the outpatient setting. Other topic areas will emphasize preoperative medical management, screening, immunizations, identifying risk factors for disease and preventative health care.
Salary & Benefits Information
Residents in ACGME accredited programs sponsored by the Consortium have many of the same benefits as regular UCF employees. However, there are differences in the retirement plans and the leave policy for residents.
The following salaries are for the fiscal year 2020-2021 and may differ from future years' salaries.
- 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
- Time off for scholarly conferences and interviews is decided case-by-case (we are restricted to the ABFM policy allowing a maximum of one month away from residency training per year including vacation)
- 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 36 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.
Several subscription costs are covered by the program. Examples of subscriptions include but are not limited to UpToDate, MKSAP, UWorld, ClinicalKey, AccessMedicine, and NEJM Resident 360. Our program formally meets with residents at least annually to decide how the program budget can best serve the needs of our residents' education through reimbursement of resources.
USMLE Step 3/COMLEX III
Costs incurred for USMLE/COMLEX may be eligible for payment by the program. It is advisable to contact program leadership prior to registration for more details.
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. An annual $1,000 food allowance is given to residents for on-call meals. Residents may purchase meals in the cafeteria at a 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.
- Ability to carry out the duties as required by the internal medicine residency program.
- Proficiency in the English language.
- Meet one of the following qualifications:
- Graduate of a medical school in the US or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or
- Graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the US or Canada accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- Eligible for temporary resident licensure in the state of Florida. Eligibility requirements are listed here.
- Medical school graduation within two years of potential start date.