For more information about our program, please contact Callan Gorbach Foster, our Program Coordinator, at (727) 588-5704.
How to Apply
- ERAS: 9991100245
- NRMP: 1981999P0 – Preliminary
- NRMP: 1981999P1 – Preliminary/Dermatology
Welcome from our Program Director
Largo Medical Center’s Transitional Year residency program is committed to providing an engaging educational opportunity offering exposure to a wide array of clinical and research opportunities in many fields of medicine and surgery.
The Largo Medical Center Transitional Year Internship 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.
The Transitional Year Internship Program at Largo Medical Center is fully accredited by the ACGME. This program represents the initial opportunity for medical school graduates to become involved in medical education training, emphasizing the osteopathic concept of total health care.
During this year, interns shall complete an educational program involving extensive participation in patient care, characterized by an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences in the management of patients with a broad spectrum of health issues. Our program includes a comprehensive curriculum that is constantly enhanced with resident and faculty feedback and also a multi-campus experience.
Get to Know the Team
Weston Connelly, DO
Program Director, Internship
Curriculum and Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
All the residency programs at Largo Medical Center use a web-based, residency management system called MedHub to process evaluations, update vital information as well as submission of timesheets. Additionally, you will upload your lectures to MedHub prior to giving your presentations.
Both Resident Evaluations of Service and Attending Evaluations of Residents will be completed on MedHub. These must be completed and signed by all required parties and should be submitted within 2 weeks of the end of each block.
Only one attending for each service needs to fill out an Evaluation of a Resident (this should be performed by the attending with whom you spend the most time).
Residents are responsible for obtaining at least one mini-clinical evaluation exercise every rotation. This should be completed and turned in to the program coordinator. The form can be found on MedHub or in the GME office.
This will be a resident responsibility to have completed this by end of the rotation. This is a way for residents to receive additional feedback regarding their performance on rotations.
Resident Procedure logs must also be kept up to date. These should be completed on MedHub after each procedure performed with proper documentation of attending and senior supervisor. This will make you “signed off” to allow you to perform the given procedure independently and teach other interns.
ACGME has implemented milestones as a framework for determining resident performance within the six ACGME Core Competencies. Essentially, they are competency-based developmental outcomes. Further information can be obtained at the ACGME website.
Internal Medicine sign-out is daily at 7:00am and 5:30pm
ICU sign-out is 6:30am and 5:00pm
- General Internal Medicine Didactics will be from noon – 1:00pm, Monday through Friday
- Core Curriculum Didactic Series will be from 1:00pm - 1:30pm every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Cancer Conference occurs on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:30am
- Grand Rounds occur on Thursdays at noon
The Transitional Year Residency Program provides comprehensive and balanced educational training to prepare residents for advanced residencies in anesthesiology, PM&R, dermatology, radiology, and more.
We are dedicated to providing the support and resources needed to become an exceptional physician.
Salary & Benefits Information
Available with a cost share; optional family plan can be purchased.
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.
Special portable anticipated income disability insurance available at nominal cost.
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.
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.