About the Program

Program Overview:
Our mission is to prepare residents to become outstanding, comprehensive board certified internists; able to provide excellent, compassionate care to our patient population which may present with complex pathology, and at times in very severe conditions.

Program Design:
Our program was carefully designed to meet the requirements specified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, but moreover, to align with the healthcare needs of the region; the mission of Florida State University College of Medicine to train residents in primary care; and of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's commitment to being a safety-net hospital dedicated to the highest excellence in patient care, quality and patient safety, and innovation. Most importantly, our program was conceptualized based on educational needs of residents, rather than service needs of the hospital.

Clinical and Educational Experiences:
The program provides residents with extensive clinical experience as residents rotate through all of the disciplines of internal medicine under the supervision of seasoned clinician educators. Residents have the opportunity to select additional rotations, inclusive of research, to best fit their personal career goals, while maintaining work-life balance.

Residents work closely with our faculty members who actively participate in the delivery of a strong didactic curriculum. The faculty’s wealth of clinical experience coupled with the program’s educational efforts, ensures that our residents graduate from our program as highly competent internists.

The program expects that all trainees will pursue scholarly endeavors. Thus, the program has developed a robust research and mentoring program with opportunities for dedicated research rotations. Starting in the first year, residents are introduced to research methodology and Quality Improvement Processes. Residents are encouraged to present their scholarly work at local, regional, and national venues.

All residents are provided faculty and peer mentoring in a formalized approach.

Board Preparation:
Our faculty participate in the delivery of a strong, longitudinal, didactic curriculum that prepares Residents well for their board certifying examination. All interns receive print and electronic versions of MKSAP to supplement the didactic curriculum.

Team Work:
Residents are expected to work as part of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team. Leadership training opportunities are provided throughout the training program.