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Family Medicine Residency







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 patient-centered, well-rounded family physicians who compassionately serve patients and their communities.

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 Program Director alongside our outstanding faculty who are dedicated to our residents and patients. 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 also have a satellite clinic focusing on Lifestyle Medicine in America’s first solar powered town, the Babcock Ranch.

We hope you want to learn more about our exciting residency program in beautiful Fort Myers! We also have a Global Health Fellowship. I am happy to correspond with you directly to answer any questions. You may reach us at (239) 343-2551 and you may also e-mail our Residency Coordinator, Katelyn Caldwell at

Kindest regards,

Alfred C. Gitu, M.D., FAAFP
Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency
at Lee Health (Fort Myers)