Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for your program?

Candidates for PGY-1 positions:
Applications are accepted beginning in September 15 for the following year's class. The deadline for completed applications is December 1st. Our programs are accepting only electronic applications through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. The required documents for an application are the same as ERAS (Two letters of recommendation, the Dean's letter, Formal Transcripts, USMLE or equivalent transcript, and a Personal Statement) We would like at least one of the letters to be from a physician in the specialty you are applying for.

Do you have USMLE minimum score requirements for Step 1 and Step 2?

Internal Medicine applicants must have passed USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step 1 and have taken both components of Step 2 or the COMLEX (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination) Level 1 and have taken both components of Level 2. For standardized test scores, those candidates who have passed both step 1/with a score of 220, and step 2 with 230 USMLE or level 1/level 2 COMLEX with high scores on the first attempt will be considered more competitive in that category. Also we ask that applicants applying for Internal Medicine are not more than five years graduated out of Medical School.

What is the size of your programs?

The Internal Medicine program has a compliment of 30 (10 PGY-1, 10 PGY-2 and 10 PGY-3) residents.

The Family Medicine program has a compliment of 18 residents (6 PGY-1, 6 PGY-2, and 6 PGY-3).

What is the hospital size and patient demographics?

We are 297-bed acute care hospital with a variety of ages, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic status due to a mixture of young active families coupled with a robust active retirement community. These two groups offer an excellent learning environment.

If I have a question who do I contact?

Internal Medicine
GME Program Coordinator – Internal Medicine
Phone: (904) 639-2000
Fax: (904) 639-2015
Email: OPInternalMed@hcahealthcare.com

Family Medicine
James Hughes
GME Program Coordinator – Family Medicine
Phone: (904) 639-2112
Fax: (904) 639-2015
Email: James.Hughes@hcahealthcare.com