About the Program

The Family Medicine Residency Program is sponsored by The Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine in partnership with BayCare Health System in Winter Haven, Florida.

During the course of training, residents will learn the full spectrum of Family Medicine within the supportive environment and close-knit community of Winter Haven and Winter Haven Hospital. Due to a shortage of primary care physicians in central Florida and Polk County, the residency program is critical in training family physicians for this area. Numerous opportunities exist for graduates within Winter Haven, Polk County, and the BayCare Health System.

Mission: The primary mission of the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at BayCare Health System (Winter Haven) and its faculty is to provide a dynamic, professional learning environment, grounded in the concepts of life-long learning, teaching, compassion, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine, and scholarship.

Vision: Our vision is to develop compassionate, patient-centered, well-rounded family physicians who passionately serve their patients and communities as the next generation of Family Physicians in Central Florida.