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Psychiatry Residency Program at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital

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Welcome from our Program Director

We are happy that you are considering UCF/HCA Healthcare Graduate Medicine Education (GME) Consortium (Gainesville) Psychiatry Residency Program for your training! We are dedicated to training psychiatrists who will be able to provide quality healthcare to all patients.

  • ERAS: 4001100314
  • NRMP: 1587400C0

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 (UCF) School of Medicine
  • Program type: community-based
  • Resident positions: total residents 32, eight accepted per year
  • Curriculum/rotation: general psychiatry

The goal of our Psychiatry Residency Program is to prepare future physicians with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to provide exceptional patient care in psychiatry.

Our four-year educational program is geared toward preparation for a career in general psychiatry with board certification. Residents will train in a variety of patient settings to provide optimal training experiences.

Resident rotations are divided into one-month blocks to allow for diversity in training sites and faculty members.

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Curriculum and rotation schedule

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


Our Program Director and staff

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

Almari Ginory, DO Program Director

Almari Ginory, DO
Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Program at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital

Program details

Conference schedule

Residents will participate in half-day, block didactics led by faculty members.

There will be regular journal clubs, ethic rounds, grand rounds, case conferences, PRITE reviews, board reviews and formal didactics in psychotherapy and psychiatry.

Lecture series schedule

  • Introduction to interviewing
  • Introduction to the DSM 5
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Legal and ethical principle in psychiatry
  • Quality improvement and patient safety
  • Introduction to research
  • Introduction to psychotherapy
  • Neuromodulation
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Legal and ethical principle in psychiatry
  • Quality improvement and patient safety
  • Neuromodulation
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic psychiatry
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Addiction psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Research
  • Advanced psychopharmacology
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Legal and ethical principles
  • Practice and principles of outpatient psychiatry
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Neuromodulation
  • Advanced research topics
  • Psychiatric practice and principles
  • Board review
  • Cultural psychiatry
  • Epidemiology
  • Reproductive psychiatry


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.

  • PGY1: $59,627
  • PGY2: $61,395
  • PGY3: $63,204
  • PGY4: $65,388


  • 15 days paid vacation per year for PGY1 residents
  • 20 days paid vacation per year for PGY2 levels and up.
  • 10 days paid sick time per year
  • Up to 5 days continuing education (PGY2, PGY3, PGY4, 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

Up to three months may be taken for personal/family emergencies (FMLA). Salaries/benefits are stopped during this time and you may be required to make up this time at the end of your residency.

 It is strongly encouraged that residents review the board eligibility requirements for their own specialty.  Paid leave (e.g., vacation, sick) 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.


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

  • 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.


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, advanced trauma life support), including any required renewals are covered by the program.


Several subscription costs are covered by the program. Examples of subscriptions include but are not limited to 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.


Residents may park in any area that is not designated as patient/visitor or physician parking. This includes available spaces with covered parking structures.


Residents are provided lunch during most educational activities that occur over the lunch hour. Residents are also provided with a monthly cafeteria allowance. Additionally, snacks and frozen meals are provided to residents while on call.

Resident call rooms

The call rooms located in the basement of the Women's Center are dedicated for resident use. 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.

Mission statement

The HCA Florida North Florida Hospital Psychiatry 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 Floriday Psychiatry Residency Program

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

Why should I consider doing my residency at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital?

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program is a community-based, training program offering residents training in several different types of facilities with protected didactics from faculty who are excited to teach. We were accredited by the ACGME on June 28, 2016. We welcomed our first class on July 1, 2017.

How many residents are accepted each year?

We are ACGME accredited for up to 8 residents per year.

What is your accreditation status?

We received full, continued accreditation from the ACGME, effective on 2/15/2019.

Do you offer rotations?

We do accept applications from fourth-year medical students through Clinician Nexus. We can be found under HCA Florida North Florida Hospital. We do not offer observerships.

Are you currently accepting off-cycle applications?

No, we are not accepting off-cycle applications. We have filled all of our spots through the NRMP Match and do not have any open positions.

How do I apply for your program?

We will be accepting applications through ERAS and will be participating in the NRMP match. Our ERAS number is 4001100314 and our NRMP ID is 1587400C0. Your ERAS application should include a personal statement, medical school transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, MSPE, COMLEX/USMLE transcript and ECFMG certificate (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. Of note, Step 1 and both parts of Step 2 need to be passed prior to the submission of the rank order list.

Is the program university or community based?

Our program is university-sponsored and community-based. We are affiliated with the University of Central Florida. Residents will be rotating at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, a 523-bed community hospital, and Meridian Behavioral Health, a community mental health center.

What is the deadline to apply?

We accept applications through ERAS on a rolling basis. Interviews start in October and end in February. Applications are reviewed in ERAS starting September 29th, so the earlier you apply the better.

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

Yes, applicants must have graduated from medical school within the last year.

Which types of benefits do you offer?

Our benefits include medical, dental, life and long-term disability and retirement. A complete listing and more information can be found in our benefits section on the UCF website.

When will my insurance take effect?

July 1 of your PGY1 year.