Highlights of Our Program
- Three different clinical sites with diverse patient population: Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando VA Health System and UCF Health.
- Class size of 25 for a total of 75 categorical residents.
- 4+1 schedule that comprises of four weeks of uninterrupted in-patient experience or electives followed by one week of ambulatory clinic blocks.
- Innovative academic half-day every Thursday, where residents are free of clinical duties and spend the entire afternoon in core curriculum learning.
- Quality improvement and Patient Safety curriculum.
- POCUS curriculum.
- Robust mentorship program and resident-led interest groups.
- Wellness activities.
- Close collaboration with residents from other programs
- Innovative Simulation Center for procedures and mock clinical scenarios.
- ACP membership and MSKAP subscription.
- Strong focus on resident input for ongoing program improvement, through resident council and active solicitation of resident feedback
- Living in Orlando (Disney, Universal, City Walk, Football Games, Orlando Magic, Water parks, Hiking, Food and Wine festival, Orlando City Soccer and much more)!
Our program has adopted the 4+1 schedule that comprises of four weeks of uninterrupted in-patient experience or electives followed by one week of ambulatory clinic blocks. The purpose of this calendar is to avoid scheduling conflicts and maximize the learning experience in both the in-patient and out-patient settings.
|PGY-1||Average # of weeks|
|ICU rotation (VA & Osceola- MSICU, NTICU, CVICU)||6-8|
|Continuity Clinic||every 5 weeks|
|PGY- 2 & 3||Average # of weeks|
|ICU rotation ( VA & Osceola-MSICU, NTICU, CVICU)||6-8|
|Continuity Clinic||Every 5 weeks|
Our program follows a night float system on medical wards and ICU, which allows you to do day shifts which are either long call or short call. Plus side is resident DO NOT DO 24 Hour Calls!
Our residents do inpatient wards at both Osceola Regional and at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center. We have a total of 9 teaching ward teams.
We have 2 ambulatory clinic sites, Osceola Care Specialists Clinic, and the Orlando VA Patriot Clinic. Residents have their own patient panel and at the VA they attend the Women’s clinic 1-2 times per week while on their ambulatory block. Didactics focusing on outpatient medicine are held during this block, as well as Quality Improvement curriculum
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our residency program thrives on cultivating an environment that honors and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) throughout our residency journey. In collaboration with our Associate Dean of DEI- Dr. Tracy MacIntosh, we are constantly developing our curriculum so that every resident, student and faculty member can care for every patient in order to grant them equal access to the benefits and advantages of medical research, treatments and advances; so that every patient can be truly seen, and heard by their provider. By increasing awareness students, residents, faculty and staff members can feel that they belong. Our residents also serve on the UCF COM DEI committee and have opportunities to earn a “Diversity Champion” designation.
- Implicit Bias
- Medical Care for the LGBTQ+ population
- National Hispanic Heritage Panel
- Women in Medicine
- Healthcare disparities in the underserved population
- Caring for African American/Black population
- Racial Injustices
As a young physician, Mustafa Kinaan helped build UCF’s new…
The taskforce of healthcare workers battling COVID-19 got a much-needed…
Dr. Manny Carrazana’s patient was a neck cancer survivor who…
While June 13 marked the College of Medicine’s third…
“Thank you” is such a simple expression but one that…
Dr. George Yazigi raised his right hand, took his oath…
Dr. Hiren Patel’s COPD patient was suffering from worsening breathing…
UCF’s second Orlando residency graduation was a celebration filled with…
Katherine Choi loved building the UCF College of Medicine as…