Family Medicine Residency
A passing score on USMLE Parts I and II or COMLEX Levels 1 and 2 are required by the rank list deadline. Residents may not be ranked if passing scores are not received by the rank list submission date (typically February 15).
Every application is reviewed on an individual basis. Our selection committee will determine which candidates will be granted an interview.
Eight residents are accepted each academic year. Applicants should have good interpersonal skills, a strong academic background and work ethic, and a passion for family medicine. We also look for applicants we think will interact well with our current residents and help to advance a healthy environment for learning.
Most hospital rotations are done at the 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. The pediatrics rotation is at the adjacent Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. The Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Family Care Center, which houses the family medicine clinic as well as an OB-GYN clinic, resident and faculty offices, and physical therapy, is located directly across the street. The proximity of these facilities allows easy and efficient access for our residents. For more information see Rotations.
Throughout the year, each intern will be assigned three two-week blocks of night call duty. Night shifts begin at 7:00 pm and end the next day after morning report.
During inpatient pediatrics and obstetrics rotations, residents work alongside pediatric residents from the University of South Florida at All Children’s Hospital, and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg OB-GYN residents at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, respectively. This system provides a structured academic environment with a high volume and variety of learning cases.
The St. Petersburg and surrounding Tampa Bay area present a diverse patient population spanning age, cultural and socioeconomic demographics. Residents care for both insured and uninsured patients.
Residents become confident and skilled in various inpatient and outpatient procedures. Residents on the inpatient medicine service perform procedures such as the incision and drainage of abscesses and central venous catheterizations. In the outpatient care setting, procedures include joint injections, skin biopsies, colposcopies, endometrial biopsies, intrauterine device placements and birth control implants.
Graduates of the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg family medicine residency take many varied paths. Recent graduates’ pursuits include sports medicine fellowships; private, group or hospitalist practices; academics; urgent care; or locum tenentes. Many of our residents choose to stay in Florida and the Tampa Bay area, but we have graduates across the country.
After successful completion of an intern year, USMLE Step 3 and obtaining a medical license, residents may moonlight at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg or other approved care facilities. Moonlighting schedules are coordinated with each resident’s individual work and personal schedule.