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  • ERAS: 4001100314
  • NRMP: 1587400C0

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Welcome from our Program Director

We are happy that you are considering UCF/HCA Healthcare GME Consortium (Gainesville) Psychiatry Residency for your training! We are dedicated to training psychiatrists that will be able to provide quality healthcare to all patients.

Mission Statement

The North Florida Regional Medical Center Psychiatry 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.

Program Overview

The goal of the Psychiatry Residency Program is to prepare future physicians with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to provide exceptional patient care in psychiatry.

Our four-year educational program is geared toward preparation for a career in general psychiatry with board certification. Residents will train in a variety of patient settings to provide optimal training experiences.

Resident rotations are divided into one-month blocks to allow diversity in training sites and faculty members. There will be flexibility in the curriculum focus to allow the accommodation of each resident’s individual learning needs in order to maximize achievement.

Get to Know the Team

Almari Ginory, DO
Psychiatry Program Director


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Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Conference Schedule

Residents will have a half-day of block didactics led by faculty members with the participation of residents.

There will be regular journal clubs, ethic rounds, grand rounds, case conferences, PRITE reviews, board reviews and formal didactics in psychotherapy and psychiatry.

Lecture Series Schedule

PGY1

  • Introduction to Interviewing
  • Introduction to the DSM 5
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Legal and Ethical Principle in Psychiatry
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Introduction to Research
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy
  • Neuromodulation

PGY2

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Legal and Ethical Principle in Psychiatry
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Neuromodulation
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Research

PGY3

  • Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Legal and Ethical Principles
  • Practice and Principles of Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Neuromodulation

PGY4

  • Advanced Research Topics
  • Psychiatric Practice and Principles
  • Board Review
  • Cultural Psychiatry
  • Epidemiology
  • Reproductive Psychiatry

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.

Salary

The following stipends are for fiscal year 2021-2022 and may differ from future years' stipends.

Year Amount
PGY-1 $55,267
PGY-2 $56,819
PGY-3 $58,587
PGY-4 $60,668

Benefits

Leave

  • 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.

Insurance:

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

Malpractice coverage

Residents are provided with Professional Liability Coverage for $200,000/$1,000,000.

Technology devices

Residents will be issued an iPhone and laptop. Items will be returned at the conclusion of the residency.

Licensing/DEA

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.

Subscriptions

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

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.

Meals/snacks

Residents are provided lunch during most educational activities that occur over the lunch hour. Residents are also provided with a monthly cafeteria allowance. Additionally, snacks and frozen meals are provided to residents while on call.

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

VPN accounts for home access to our hospital’s medical records and library resources.

North Florida Regional Medical Center is a community-based, psychiatry residency training program which offers residents training in several different types of facilities with protected didactics from faculty who are excited to teach. We were accredited by the ACGME on June 28, 2016. We welcomed our first class on July 1, 2017.
We are ACGME accredited for up to 8 residents per year.
We received full, continued accreditation from the ACGME, effective on 2/15/2019.
We do accept applications from fourth year medical students through Clinician Nexus. Please see our section on Medical Students for further information. We do not offer observerships.
No, we are not accepting off cycle applications. We have filled all of our spots through the NRMP Match and do not have any open positions.
We will be accepting applications through ERAS and will be participating in the NRMP match. Our ERAS number is 4001100314 and our NRMP ID is 1587400C0. Your ERAS application should include a personal statement, medical school transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, MSPE, COMLEX/USMLE transcript and ECFMG certificate (if applicable).
There is no specific score requirement but the recruitment committee will take scores into consideration when reviewing applications. Of note, Step 1 and both parts of Step 2 need to be passed prior to the submission of the rank order list.
Our program is university sponsored and community based. We are affiliated with the University of Central Florida. Residents will be rotating at North Florida Regional Medical Center, a 445 bed community hospital, and Meridian Behavioral Health, a community mental health center.
We accept applications through ERAS on a rolling basis. Interviews start in October and end in mid-January. Applications are reviewed in ERAS starting September 15, so the earlier you apply the better.
Yes, applicants must have graduated from medical school within the last year.
Medical, Dental, Life and Long term disability, Retirement and so forth. More information can be found in our benefits section on the website.
July 1 of your PGY-1 year.