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Medical student rotations

The Medical Student Rotation Program provides students with educational and clinical training in order to build responsibility for patient diagnosis.

Medical Student Rotation Program information

The Medical Student Rotation Program at HCA Florida West Hospital provides students with educational and clinical training in numerous areas of medicine. The program was developed to provide students with diverse medical knowledge across numerous clinical areas to ensure comfort in patient diagnosis and management. The program's structure allows students to take primary responsibility for the evaluation and management of patients under the supervision of faculty members.

Both two-week and four-week block rotations are available. We currently accept rotation applications from students of U.S.-accredited medical schools only.

Medical student rotations are offered in the following areas:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency medicine
  • General surgery
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

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Educational resources

Orientation will be given to all medical students on the first day of their rotation to acquaint him/her with hospital routines. A few weeks prior to orientation, you will receive an email with specifics. A student will not be allowed to assume floor responsibilities without orientation.

Internet access, books, and journals are available in the Medical Education Library for Medical Students.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding the Medical Student Rotation Program, please contact our medical student coordinator:

Karen Pope
Medical Student Coordinator
Phone: (850) 494-3987
Fax: (866) 302-5312

More about our hospital and the area

Hospital accolades

Located in beautiful Pensacola, Florida, HCA Florida West Hospital is both the area's only local hospital to be ranked one of the "Top 100 hospitals in the nation" by Watson Health, as well as the only one to earn and maintain an "A" safety rating by The Leapfrog Group. Our facility includes an all-private room acute care hospital, the area's only comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital and a mental health facility. Our medical staff consists of more than 400 physicians and surgeons, constantly growing and expanding to meet the needs of our community. Our provider network features a large, multispecialty group of employed physicians and advanced practice providers with medical offices located throughout the community.

Pensacola accolades

We all love living in Pensacola. We love the beach, the schools, the history, the Navy, the friendly people, Palafox Street, the sports, fishing, shopping and food — you name it, we love it. As residents, we tell people all the time how glad we are that we made Pensacola our home. You may have heard that Pensacola has won some awards, and we've gathered them here for you to see and share.

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  • Traveler’s Choice Award — Pensacola Beach
  • Top Ten Beaches in the U.S. — Pensacola Beach

From miles of sugar white beaches to historic districts and cultural events; from tranquil, emerald waters to trendy nightlife; Pensacola has something for everyone. We look forward to working with you to achieve your medical career goals. To find out more about our award-winning city, please visit Award Winning Pensacola.