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Academics and Research

Exploring Academic Excellence

At NCH, we are dedicated to fostering academic excellence across diverse educational programs, research initiatives, and clinical training opportunities. Our Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs emphasize trainee well-being and cater to a diverse population with robust institutional support. The Judith and Marvin Herb Family Simulation Center enhances clinical skills through cutting-edge facilities and high-fidelity training equipment. The NCH Research Institute supports top-tier research and facilitates participation in national and international clinical trials. Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program develops clinical pharmacists capable of optimizing patient care and advancing pharmacy practice. Through these comprehensive programs, NCH demonstrates a steadfast commitment to producing skilled, confident, and compassionate healthcare professionals equipped to meet the evolving challenges of the healthcare landscape.

Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at NCH currently sponsors 5 ACGME-accredited programs with a total of 71 approved resident/fellow positions. We are committed to providing the highest quality educational experience for our medical residents and fellows, with an emphasis on retaining competent and compassionate physicians in Southwest Florida.

Judith and Marvin Herb Family Simulation Center

Explore immersive simulation scenarios and experience firsthand how innovation and education come together to elevate standards in healthcare. We house a dynamic environment where professionals and community members can practice skills, ensuring patient safety and high-quality care for all.

NCH Research Institute

NCH Research Institute is dedicated to providing cutting-edge research opportunities and advanced educational support to physicians and clinicians. Located in Naples, Florida, our institute partners with a network of healthcare professionals to offer innovative treatment options and participate in national and international clinical trials. Discover more about our initiatives and how you can get involved below!

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Pharmacy Residency Program

NCH offers a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program accredited by the ASHP at its Downtown Baker Hospital. This 12-month program equips Pharm.D. graduates with the clinical and professional skills needed for board certification and advanced residency training. Explore the comprehensive training experiences and exceptional benefits of joining our dynamic team.

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Our talented and enthusiastic faculty and residents, at NCH Healthcare System, would love the opportunity to guide you in your journey toward becoming an excellent internal medicine physician.

“Dear future applicant,

Thank you for visiting our site. I am fortunate to have joined the team here in January 2022, succeeding the founding program director Dr. Charles Graeber. I have been involved in academic medicine for over 20 years and previously served as program director at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from 2008 – 2021.

Mark S. Rasnake, MD, FIDSA
Program Director, Internal Medicine

I am excited about the future here at NCH Healthcare System, where residents have been trained since this program was founded in 2017. We are in the midst of growing the program from 12 residents per year to 16. With our 2023 Match we will be at our full complement of 48 residents.

We continue to have strong academic affiliations with the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, as well as the University of Central Florida. We have also recently opened a state-of-the art Simulation Center with a dedicated simulation curriculum for our residents and offer POCUS training, a dedicated board review course, and are in the process of developing a Global Health elective. Our academic opportunities will soon grow further as we welcome our inaugural classes of Cardiology and Pulmonary / Critical Care fellows in July 2022. You will find all these opportunities and more on our campus, which is only a few blocks away from the pristine beaches of Naples, Florida.

Again, thank you for your interest in our program, and I look forward to meeting many of you as part of our interview process this coming fall.”