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Internal Medicine Residency

Welcome to the NCH Internal Medicine Residency website. Our program began training residents in 2017. We have strong academic support from our partners at the University of Central Florida. Our team of dedicated faculty support individual mentoring and guidance of our resident physicians as they progress towards board certification in Internal Medicine.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive quality experience in internal medicine. We have all the resources and support to achieve our goal. Upon completion of their training, our residents will have had exposure and education in all aspects of ambulatory and inpatient medicine. They will be ready to answer our country’s need for primary care and we hope they remain in Southwest Florida to practice medicine in the community where they trained. We seek inquisitive, hardworking candidates who wish to be active participants in our journey.

Information for Applicants

Applications are made through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Application will require the following:

We do not accept applications from individuals with medical school graduation dates greater than five years from date of application. Applicants must have passed on the first attempt USMLE steps 1 and 2 or COMLEX levels 1 and 2 to be considered for an interview.
Applicants considered for appointment will be invited through ERAS for an interview with the Program Director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted mid-October through mid-January.
Based on previous signaling experience, the internal medicine residency will preferentially consider applicants that signal the program when extending interview offers. Qualified applicants that provide Gold tier signals will receive the initial round of invites. We will likely extend some offers to candidates who appear to align with our program mission even if they do not signal.

Internal Medicine Faculty

Annual Sample Schedules by PGY Level

Internal Medicine PGY 1 Requirements
Internal Medicine PGY 2 Requirements
Internal Medicine PGY 3 Requirements
Note: These are averages, and will vary from resident to resident, but in total accounts for 52 weeks in a year to fill our 13 blocks.

Inpatient Wards

Our residents are mainly at the downtown NCH campus for inpatient wards. We currently have a total of 4 inpatient teaching teams, with dedicated academic hospitalists. Team 4 is a senior resident only team without interns.

You are guaranteed 1 weekend day off every week. The call system is on a rotating daily basis, with shifts broken up within the day from 6 am to 6 pm. Every 3rd day you will be the late admitting team from 2 pm till 6 pm.

Admissions are under a drip system, in which residents are expected to take an overnight admission and one daytime admission per day at minimum.

Admissions are triaged and pre-evaluated by a PGY-3 who rotates in the medical officer of the day rotation.

We have a dedicated night float resident team to cover our floor patients.

ICU Rotation

The 22-bed, state-of-the-art adult medical critical care unit has rooms equipped with Smart Room technology with individual computers and patient monitors.
Our internal medicine residents have expanded dedicated work areas. This has helped facilitate multidisciplinary team rounding.


  • Interns rotate between short and long call daily with a guaranteed one weekend day off every week
  • Seniors: one week of night float and one 24 hour call per three week block

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