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Medical Student Rotations

The Medical Student Rotation Program at Largo Medical Center provides students with educational and clinical training in numerous areas of medicine. The program was developed to provide excellent educational orientation in clinical environments as a means to develop general knowledge in areas of patient diagnosis and management. Students will receive basic medical knowledge in diverse clinical areas. Students will have direct contact with attending faculty and be able to work with Residents in the care of patients, providing an excellent orientation to post-doctoral training at Largo Medical Center. Both two-week and four-week block rotations are available.

Medical Student Rotations are offered in the following areas:

  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Intensive Care 
  • Internal Medicine

 

Orientation

Orientation will be given to all Medical Students on the first day of their rotation to acquaint him/her with hospital routines.  Medical students are requested to report to the Medical Education Department at 8:00am on the first day of their rotation.  The student will not be allowed to assume floor responsibilities without orientation.

Download and review the Code of Conduct Training (PDF - 33.35MB)pdf icon prior to attending orientation on your first day of the rotation. You will be required to sign a document stating that you have reviewed and understand the policies.

Hours

Students spend a minimum of 8 hours per day on clinical and didactic activities.

Student House Officer Schedule

All students are expected to serve with the House Officer at least once per every four week rotation, for the purpose of assisting the House Officer with admissions and floor calls.

  • Weekday call hours are from 2pm-midnight
  • Weekend call hours are from 8am-6pm
  • Students on general surgery rotations will be required to work at least one weekend shift (Sat. & Sun.) with the general surgery resident on-call.

Meals

A stipend for meals is provided by the Hospital while on duty.

 

Educational Programs

A lecture schedule is provided monthly and all Medical Students are required to attend the lectures that pertain to their rotation, in addition to:

  • Morning Report: 7am Monday-Friday
  • Morning Lecture: 7:30am Monday-Friday
  • Grand Rounds: Every Thursday at 12 noon (lunch is provided)
  • Program Specific Journal Clubs and Lectures

 

Educational Resources

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

 

Patient Care Experience

The inpatient medical teaching service allows the Medical Students, to take primary responsibility for the evaluation and management of patients under the supervision of the Residents and Faculty members.


 

Administrative Director: Lori Ackley
Telephone: (727) 588-5704
Fax: (727) 585-7205
lori.ackley@hcahealthcare.com