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For more information about our program, please call (727) 588-5704 or email out Program Coordinator, Jessica Biarnes.

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  • ACGME: 1561114151
  • NRMP: 1981156F0

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Welcome from our Program Director

The Largo Medical Center Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship 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.

Mission Statement

The Largo Medical Center Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship 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 Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship at Largo Medical center is a three-year program offering clinical training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at several campuses and affiliated institutions.

The educational purpose of this program is to provide training and experience to graduate physicians who are well-rounded physicians with the skills necessary to thrive in any setting in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.

The Program provides extensive participation in patient care across two medical campuses, Largo Medical Center and Largo Medical Center – Indian Rocks. Fellows also participate in outpatient clinical experiences. Fellows receive exposure to patients across the disease and age spectrums.

Get to Know the Team

Salah Al-Andary, MD
Program Director


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Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

The Program's curriculum is designed to provide educational and experiential input from a broad range of specialty providers at Largo Medical Center as well as affiliate institutions. The curriculum includes a core of didactics, which are modeled after the core competencies.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine faculty, as well as members of other disciplines such as cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, nephrology, cardiothoracic surgery, infectious disease, neurosurgery, anesthesiology and other divisions within the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Surgery provide clinical supervision and teaching.

Training rotations are located in the various hospitals which are designated as affiliate training institutions including the Largo Medical Center, LMC Indian Rocks Campus, Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital and other affiliate institutions.

The Program Curriculum also includes a lecture series, conferences, journal clubs, and daily academic rounds.

Fellows receive a comprehensive structured cognitive and procedural clinical education in both inpatient and outpatient settings that will enable them to become competent, proficient and professional pulmonologists and critical care physicians.

A sample rotation schedule includes:

PGY 4:

  • 3 blocks MICU
  • ½ block Anesthesia
  • ½ block Echo
  • 1 block SICU
  • 1 block Procedures
  • 6 blocks Inpatient Pulmonary (3 at LMC, 3 at VA)

PGY 5:

  • 3 blocks MICU
  • 1 block SICU
  • 1 block CVT
  • 2 blocks Procedures
  • 6 blocks Inpatient Pulmonary (3 at LMC, 3 at VA)

PGY 6

  • 2 blocks MICU
  • 2 blocks SICU
  • 5 blocks Procedures
  • 1 block CVT
  • ½ block Sleep
  • 2 ½ blocks Inpatient Pulmonary (1 ½ at LMC, 1 at VA)

Conference Schedule

Lecture series, conferences, journal clubs, and daily academic rounds complete the Fellow’s clinical training.

Fellows receive a comprehensive structured cognitive and procedural clinical education in both inpatient and outpatient settings that will enable them to become competent, proficient and professional osteopathic pulmonologists and critical care physicians.

Salary & Benefits Information

AY 21-22 PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4 PGY5 PGY6 PGY7
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.

FAQs

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.