We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions! If your question was not answered please find us on Instagram and direct message us with your questions!

  1. Is there 24 hour call for residents?
    • No, fortunately the way the chiefs build the schedule, residents never have to do a 24 hour shift!
  2. Does your program accept International Medical Graduates (IMG’s)?
    • Yes, qualified International Medical Graduates are encouraged to apply.
  3. Do the chief residents do their chief year in PGY3 year or PGY4 ?
    • As a program our chief residents are all currently in their PGY-4 year.
  4. Where do residents live and what’s there to do in the area?
    • Orlando is a big city however most of our resident live near Hunters Creek or Lake Nona and the surrounding communities offer residents ample supply of high-quality, safe and affordable housing.
    • Many residents choose where to live based on their Ambulatory Care Clinic assignment. For example, if you are placed at the VA outpatient for continuity clinic most will choose to live near medical city.
    • Orlando is nicknamed “The City Beautiful” for a reason so many sights to see and many things to do. Most attractions and activities are within 25-30min away. Below are some activities and areas to visit:
      • Walt Disney World, Universal Studios
      • Water parks
      • Orlando Magic Basketball
      • Orlando City Soccer team
      • Music Festivals and major concert venues
      • UCF Homecoming events
      • Food and Wine festival
      • Winter park
      • Disney Springs and City Walk
      • Hiking, Springs
      • Top Golf and Drive Shack
      • Escape rooms, Ripleys Believe it or NOT, Museums
      • Fun Spot
      • International Drive
      • Major Travel launch point–> MCO International airport
      • Kennedy Space Center
      • Cocoa Beach
      • and more!
  5. Where do residents go after graduation?
    • Majority of our residents go into competitive fellowships (see our fellowship match) or pursue a career in hospital medicine.
    • Many fall in love with Florida and Orlando and choose to stay in the area!
  6. How do you comply with the duty hours requirements?
    • Duty hours are serious business in our program. We use an online duty hours logger system through New Innovations and our chief residents and faculty pay close attention to ensure strict compliance.
  7. What research opportunities does the program offer?
    • While research is not a requirement for the program, we offer a robust variety of scholarly activity opportunities. Our Research Advisory Community (RAC) provides guidance and support for scholarly activity, including case reports, oral presentations, posters, review articles and book chapters. Additional scholarly activity opportunities include senior talks, journal clubs, morbidity and mortality presentations and others. The ACGME does not mandate research as a requirement for 3-year internal medicine training programs. The Quality Improvement Program culminates in project presentations at our annual Quality Forum. Many residents further present and publish their QI work at local, regional and national venues.
  8. Do I need to speak Spanish?
    • Speaking Spanish is not a requirement. Although Spanish fluency is helpful, there are many bilingual staff and certified medical translators available to assist with translation.
  9. How does the program assist with fellowships and obtaining a job post residency?
    • Our program emphasizes professional development with sessions such as, “how to ace virtual interviews”, CV building, personal statement writing, business in medicine talks and more. Our goal is to make sure whichever career path the residents embark on, we are there to support and provide resources for each to succeed.
  10. Do I get to work with medical students?
    • Yes. Medical students in their third and fourth years are constantly present on the wards and in the ICU. Our interns and residents play an active role in medical student education, and we feel that medical students’ presence enhances resident education.