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internal medicine residency

Welcome to the NCH Healthcare System Internal Medicine Residency website. Our program was developed in concert with our academic partner, the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Both the Mayo Clinic and the University of Central Florida support our efforts toward individual mentoring and guidance of young medical graduates as they progress to expert doctors of Internal Medicine.

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With 16 residents in each PGY class, we are now at our program complement of 48 residents and three Chief Medical Residents. All necessary resources are available to assure residents are successful, including:

Our faculty is now over 70 educators and increasing. We offer expertise and guidance in virtually every area of medical education.

Residents are an active part in the continued development and refining of our program curriculum. We solicit feedback and respect resident opinions. From your very first day, you too will be an educator. Third and fourth year medical students, your fellow residents and attendings will all work as a team, delivering patient centered care based upon a model of patient shared decision-making.

Congratulations Class of 2022

Explore NCH's Residency Program

Our growing Internal Medicine residency offers strong clinical training with access to a state-of-the art simulation center, as well as experienced and supportive faculty.

We are excited to introduce you to our team and community. 

Mark Rasnake

Mark Rasnake, M.D.

Program Director
NCH Healthcare System Internal Medicine Residency

Get to know Dr. Mark Rasnake and
the NCH Internal Medicine Residency Program

A Growing Program, Ready for You

“Welcome to Graduate Medical Education (GME) at the NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Florida. We have been enthusiastically growing and developing GME in our community system since our first classes of Internal Medicine residents and Pharmacy residents started in July 2017.” 

hermes-o koop

Hermes O Koop, M.D.

Hermes O Koop, M.D., FACP

  • NCH Healthcare System Graduate Medical Education
  • Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
  • Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee
  • Adjunct Instructor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  • Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Our GME programs have a dedicated faculty, strong academic affiliations and strong institutional support. NCH serves primarily Collier County, the third largest county in Florida, where there is a large diverse population, there are many seasonal visitors and tourists and there is a large mix of interesting pathology. There is a strong commitment to the well-being and support of our trainees, for example, through our Wellness programs and through the Blue Zones Project.

Please explore the many opportunities available at the NCH Healthcare System. There is much information available online through our websites. 

We look forward to hearing from you about your educational interests!

Internal Medicine Residency

Program Highlights

GME has become an integral part of the following NCH goals:

Our Mission: Helping everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life.

Our Vision: NCH will be a world-class leader of excellence in healthcare.

Core Value: Excellence in every patient experience.

Additional residencies and fellowships are currently in development to further support these goals as well as to support the rapid growth of our beautiful southwest Florida community.

Resident testimonials