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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital

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Welcome from our Program Director

We are excited to welcome you to the UCF/HCA Healthcare Graduate Medicine Education (GME) Consortium (Gainesville) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program! Our program is located in beautiful Gainesville, Florida, at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program’s mission is to train well-rounded obstetric and gynecologic generalists. Our focus is to deliver care to the rural, geriatric, minority and underserved women in the region, with exposure to patient-centered care-delivery systems. The training of our residents places emphasis on academic excellence within the community setting.

  • ERAS: 2201100078
  • NRMP: 1587220C1

Have any questions? Reach out to us!

For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Program overview

  • Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Medical school affiliation: University of Central Florida School of Medicine
  • Program type: community-based
  • Resident positions: 16 total residents, four per year

We believe the future of medicine begins in our communities. Our goal is to produce outstanding physicians who will meet the growing healthcare needs of our local residents. Upon completion of our program, you will be fully prepared for the independent practice of obstetrics and gynecology. Furthermore, you will be fully prepared for advanced training in any of the subspecialties should you so desire and be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge to become a leader in our field.

Resident training affords close interaction among all residents and faculty and provides more opportunities for individual instruction. This will allow us to have just the right balance between freedom of action by the residents and supervision by the faculty while maintaining an emphasis on quality patient care.

In addition to general obstetrics and gynecology, our program includes rotations through all of the subspecialties, including maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy), gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, family planning, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Our full-service obstetrics/gynecology clinic will provide a wide range of experience and pathology.

We are committed to innovative methods of teaching obstetrics and gynecology to enhance the educational experience and to facilitate each resident’s learning style. We are firmly committed to helping you achieve your full professional and personal potential within an atmosphere of support and mutual respect.

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Curriculum and rotation schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide residents and fellow physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Our Program Director and staff

Our team is comprised of skilled experts with deep experience and knowledge from which residents and fellows can benefit.

Donna Boucher, MD Program Director

Program details


Salary

Residents in ACGME accredited programs sponsored by the Consortium have many of the same benefits as regular UCF employees. However, there are differences in the retirement plans and the leave policy for residents.

The following salaries are for fiscal year 2022-2023 and may differ from future years' salaries.

  • PGY1: $56,028
  • PGY2: $57.651
  • PGY3: $59,460
  • PGY4: $61,582

Benefits

Leave
  • 15 days paid vacation per year for PGY1 residents
  • 20 days paid vacation per year for PGY2 and PGY3 residents
  • Denial of a specific request for vacation is a leadership decision on the part of the officers of the program and is not considered a grievance
  • 10 days paid sick time per year (rollover days may be available from the previous year)
  • Up to 5 days continuing education (PGY2 and higher for conference attendance, fellowship interviews, board review, etc.)
  • Step 3: PGY1 residents receive two days off for the exam plus one travel day if required

Residents will be provided a minimum of six weeks of approved medical, parental, and caregiver leave(s) of absence for qualifying reasons that are consistent with applicable laws at least once and at any time during an ACGME-accredited program, starting the day the resident/fellow is required to report.

ABOG requires 48 months of training. Paid leave (vacation only) cannot be accumulated or carried over from contract year to contract year. It is at the discretion of the program director to require verification from a clinical provider.

Insurance

The human resources website for UCF provides many details on the types of insurance provided to residents including:

  • Medical insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Other supplemental policies
Malpractice coverage

Residents are provided with Professional Liability Coverage for $200,000/$1,000,000.

Technology devices

Residents will be issued an iPhone and laptop. Items will be returned at the conclusion of the residency.

Licensing with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

The cost for training licenses in the state of Florida will be paid by the program. Residents receive a "fee exempt" DEA certificate during their training, which can only be used at training sites.

Life support training

Costs incurred for obtaining required life support training (basic life support and advanced life support), including any required renewals are covered by the program.


Subscriptions

Several subscription costs are covered by the program. Examples of subscriptions included but are not limited to include UpToDate, MKSAP, UWorld, ClinicalKey, AccessMedicine, and NEJM Resident 360. Our program formally meets with residents at least annually to decide how the program budget can best serve the needs of our residents' education through reimbursement of resources.


Parking

Parking for residents is available in the P2 parking garage as long as it is not a designated patient parking area.


Meals and snacks

Residents are provided lunch during most educational activities that occur over the lunch hour. There are snacks available for residents while on-call. Residents receive a meal card at the start of residency for each academic year that can be used in our cafeteria. This meal card is loaded with $100 each month. Monies not used during the month will roll over to the next month. Card balances will start over each academic year.


Resident call rooms

The call rooms located in the basement of the Women's Center are dedicated to the use of the residents. There are 11 call rooms and several shower facilities available.


VPN accounts

VPN accounts for home access to our hospital's medical records and library resources are available.


Mission statement

The HCA Florida North Florida Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.

Frequently asked questions about our HCA Florida North Florida Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

You can find answers to the most common questions about our program below.

How many residents are accepted each year?

We accept up to four residents each year.

Do you have observerships?

We currently do not offer observerships.

Are you currently accepting off-cycle applications?

We are not currently accepting off-cycle applications. Applications will be accepted through ERAS and we will be participating in the NRMP match.

How do I apply to your program?

We will be accepting applications through ERAS and will participate in the NRMP match. Our ERAS number is 2201100078 and our NRMP number is 1587220C1. Your ERAS application should include a personal statement, medical school transcript, 3 letters of recommendation (one being from an OB/GYN), MSPE, COMLEX/USMLE transcript and ECFMG (if applicable).

Do you have a USMLE/COMLEX score requirement?

There is no specific score requirement but the recruitment committee will take scores into consideration when reviewing applications. All exams must be passed with no fails and received by the program no later than November 1 in order to be eligible for an interview.

Do you sponsor visas?

We only accept a J1 visa that is sponsored through the ECFMG.

Is the program university-based or community-based?

Our program is university sponsored and is community-based. We are affiliated with the University of Central Florida. Residents will be rotating at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, a 510-bed community hospital.

What is the deadline to apply?

We are following recommended standards as laid out by CREOG & APGO. The deadline to apply is October 1st.

Does it matter how long since I have graduated from medical school?

Applicants must have graduated within the past 2 years in order for their application to be considered.

Which types of benefits do you offer?

We offer medical, dental, life and long term disability, retirement, etc. More information can be found in our benefits section on our website.

When will my insurance take effect?

July 1st of your PGY-1 year.