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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 Transcripts, 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 and Family Medicine applicants must have passed USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step 1, have taken both components of Step 2 or the COMLEX (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination) level one, and have taken both components of level 2. For standardized test scores each candidate must meet the following score criteria:

  1. USMLE I score above 200 and USMLE II score above 209, COMLEX scores II and I above 400 with no more than one failure on all collective scores.
  2. No candidate has a medical school graduation date that exceeds two years, with the exception of military or government service obligations.
  3. For non-US citizens, each candidate must have a valid ECFMG certificate.****
  4. No candidate may have been released from another program on the grounds of poor academic performance or professional disciplinary circumstances.
  5. No candidate will be seeking H1-B visa sponsorship from HCA.

**** ECFMG is authorized by the U.S. Department of state to sponsor J-1 Exchange Visitor physicians enrolled in accredited programs of graduate medical education or training or advanced research programs (involving primarily observation, consultation, teaching or research). Although many universities and research institutions in the United States

Authorized to sponsor Exchange Visitors in the categories of student or research scholar, ECFMG is the sole sponsor of J-1 physicians in clinical training programs.

What is the size of your programs?

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

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

Transitional Year program has a compliment of 14 PGY-1.

Dermatology currently has a compliment of 6 PGY-1.

What is the hospital size and patient demographics?

We are 317-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