For more information about our program, please contact Tracy D. Foote, our program coordinator, at (352) 333-5984.
How to apply
- ERAS: 2201100078
- NRMP: 1587220C1
Welcome from our Program Director
We are excited to welcome you to the UCF/HCA Healthcare GME Consortium (Gainesville) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program! Our program accepts four residents per year.
The North Florida Regional Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology 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.
We believe the future of medicine begins in our communities. Our goal is to produce outstanding physicians who will meet the growing healthcare needs of our local residents. The purpose of the HCA Healthcare GME program is to develop community-based programs with curriculums that provide residents with a broad and complete education in their chosen medical field.
Upon completion of our program, you will be fully prepared for the independent practice of obstetrics and gynecology. Furthermore, you will be fully prepared for advanced training in any of the subspecialties should you so desire and be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge to become a leader in our field.
Our community-based programs are connected to North Florida Regional Healthcare, an organization centered around North Florida Regional Medical Center located in beautiful North Central Florida.
Resident training affords close interaction among all residents and faculty and provides more opportunity for individual instruction. This will allow us to have just the right balance between freedom of action by the residents and supervision by the faculty while maintaining an emphasis on quality patient care.
Each curriculum is tailored to the individual resident's specific areas of interest, strengths and academic needs. In addition to general obstetrics and gynecology, our program includes rotations through all of the subspecialties, including maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy), gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Family Planning, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Our full-service obstetrics/gynecology clinic will provide a wide range of experience and pathology.
We are committed to innovative methods of teaching obstetrics and gynecology to enhance the educational experience and to facilitate each resident’s learning style. We are firmly committed to helping you achieve your full professional and personal potential within an atmosphere of support and mutual respect.
Get to Know the Team
Karen Harris, MD, MPH
Curriculum & Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Our program holds half-day didactics every Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. During this time, residents participate in training and lectures related to our field.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Lectures on obstetrics, and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility
- Journal Club
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 fiscal year 2021-2022 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 (rollover days may be available from the previous year)
- Up to 5 days continuing education (PGY2 and higher 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 (vacation only) 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 and advanced 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.
Parking for residents is available in the P2 parking garage as long as it is not a designated patient parking area.
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 receive a meal card at the start of residency for each academic year that can be used in our cafeteria. This meal card is loaded with $100 month by month. Monies not used during the month will roll over to the next month. Card balances will start over each academic year.
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 are available.