Interactive Program Information

Interactive Program Booklet

Program PDF

Contact Us

For more information about our program, please contact us at (727) 588-5704 or email our Program Coordinator, Kathy Graham

Email Kathy Graham

How to Apply

  • ACGME: 2601100221
  • NRMP: 1981260C0

Find out when to apply

Welcome Letter from our Program Director

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Largo Medical Center Orthopaedic Department, we want to thank you for your interest in our residency training program.

Read the full letter

Mission Statement

The Largo Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery 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.

Program Overview

The Largo Medical Orthopaedic Surgery Program’s mission is to create compassionate, competent, and patient-centric Orthopaedic Surgeons.

We are committed to training residents and delivering healthcare as it should be: patient-centered and for the good of all people, no matter their circumstances.

We are also committed to retaining Physicians that we train in order to better serve our community. To accomplish this goal, we focus on high-quality, community-focused care provided by trainees who we believe align with our goals.

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program is a comprehensive, five-year training program designed to educate residents and provide the clinical, surgical and research skills necessary to competently and ethically practice as leaders in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.

We provide a clinically and academically rigorous training program with a well-balanced curriculum to include research and scientific investigation. The strength of our training program is the volume and variety within our community, as well as the depth and breadth of our clinical care, with emphasis on bedside teaching and mastery of clinical and surgical skills.

With the support, and resources, of HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME, our trainees acquire the skills they need for a successful career, and to develop as leaders in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Get to Know the Team

John Harker, DO Program Director

View all Faculty Bios

Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

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

See our Schedule

Salary & Benefits Information


Annual Salary 54,267 55,869 57,637 59,738 62,254 64,563 66,539
On-Call Meals 950 950 950 950 950 950 950
Total 55,217 56,819 58,587 60,688 63,204 65,513 67,489


Health Insurance

Available with a cost share; optional family plan can be purchased.

Dental Coverage

Provided with minimal charge.

Basic Life Insurance

Provided at no cost; additional amounts may be purchased for resident or family.

Professional Liability Insurance

Provided at no cost.

Disability Insurance

Special portable anticipated income disability insurance available at nominal cost.

Vacation/Educational Leave

15 days paid vacation. PTO is utilized for vacation and sick days. Additional educational days are available and must be preapproved by the Program Director and be in accordance with GME policies and procedures.


Largo Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education Program prides itself on teaching and involving medical students in patient care. Students are often surprised by the variety of patients seen and the amount of procedures performed at our facility. Many students also return as residents to our program. We offer students a broad array of clinical rotations that foster growth of medical knowledge through direct patient-care experiences.

We are a core-training site for Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM). We also accept 4th year medical students for clinical rotations.

All of our medical student rotations are scheduled through Clinician Nexus. Please apply online at Clinician Nexus. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kathy Graham at (727) 588-5704.

We prefer M.D/D.O/M.B.B.S from an approved school of medicine within two years of applying to the program. In addition, we prefer you to have passed USMLE Step I, Step II Clinical Knowledge, please reach out to the coordinator about score minimums. As well as to have passed Step II Clinical Skills Exam in first attempt by the time the rank order list is submitted at the end of interview season. USMLE helpful but not required for osteopathic candidates.

We accept all candidates through the NRMP match from accredited US Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools, and LCME accredited International Medical Schools. Candidates should be within 2 years of graduation from an LCME approved medical school or osteopathic school. Up to 5 years with advanced clinical experience, such as a prior internship or residency.

We will request a dean’s letter, your medical school transcript, a personal statement, USMLE or COMLEX scores, a headshot photograph, two letters of recommendation and your curriculum vitae.

We utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for our Matching process. All first-year positions are accepted through the ERAS and there are no pre-match positions. ERAS applications are accepted September through December each year.

For information on ERAS, you may access their website at AAMC

Research is an important part of our mission at the HCA/USF Morsani College of Medicine Largo Medical Center. There are numerous opportunities for residents to participate in ongoing projects through Largo Medical Center or a project of their own.

Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in research. Opportunities include the ability to present at Grand Rounds, publish manuscripts and present posters at local, regional or national conferences. For residents with a specific research interest, faculty mentorship is required to assist residents in completing the research process.

Information about other HCA GME programs can be found at HCA Healthcare.