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Family Medicine Residency






Come join us in beautiful Fort Myers, Florida!

Gary A. Goforth, M.D.


On behalf of the entire staff at the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health (Fort Myers), I want to thank you for your interest in our program.

Our mission is to develop family physicians who are leaders in the community, committed to caring for the underserved; who will provide high-quality, affordable primary care which includes treatment, prevention and health promotion. We will train them to care for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of patients, their families and the community.

Located in beautiful southwest Florida, the Fort Myers area is well-known for its beautiful beaches (Sanibel Island, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach, and many other vacation destinations), historical areas (winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford), sporting activities (home of spring training for Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins), and affordable housing and waterfront properties. The area has numerous biking trails, easily accessible waterways, boating, sports facilities, cultural events, colleges, and universities.

I am honored to serve as the Founding Program Director. I have been working with residency programs since 1984 and have thoroughly enjoyed building a new residency program over the past two years! We are blessed with enormous resources of the Florida State University College of Medicine and Lee Health -- a supportive teaching hospital and medical staff; an energetic, diverse and dedicated faculty; Epic, a mature electronic medical record system available for both inpatient and outpatient services including computer physician order management; a state-of-the-art Family Medicine Center and a large number of receptive and challenging patients.

We hope you want to learn more about our exciting new residency program in beautiful Fort Myers! I am happy to correspond with you directly to answer any questions. You may reach us at (239) 343-2371 and you may also e-mail our Residency Coordinator, Katelyn Caldwell at


Kindest regards,

Gary A. Goforth, M.D.
Founding Program Director
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency
          at Lee Health (Fort Myers)

Our beautiful beach area. | Bridge at Lovers Key, Estero Island, Ft. Myers Beach. | Relaxing pool setting at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa.