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Program Overview

Approved Residencies - Family Practice (24)

In the spirit of St. Petersburg General's Osteopathic teaching tradition, the Department of Graduate Medical Education is instilled with a steadfast commitment to foster and provide the highest quality Graduate Medical Education to its Interns and Residents; while developing a team of teaching faculty committed to the transference of medical knowledge and clinical skills. We endeavor to achieve the highest quality and competency in residency-trained physicians.

Program Goals

  • To prepare you for the life as an osteopathic physician: philosophical; osteopathic manipulative therapy; and osteopathic principles.
  • To teach you the art of as well as the science of the practice of osteopathic medicine.
  • To help you assimilate and apply the knowledge and skills that you have acquired over the past four years.
  • To emphasize the effectiveness of the osteopathic concept both in hospital and in ambulatory settings in regard to the approach to healing and caring of the sick, the maimed, and the incurable who seek our help and counsel.
  • To clarify the importance of mutual cooperation and professionalism with our fellow physicians and hospital staff.
  • To begin to work with various health care providers in the community and to understand how each of the following factors interact with each other: insurance companies; managed care business; and various federal, state and county health care agencies.
  • To open up new areas of interest in primary and subspecialty care that will lead you to pursue an appropriate residency training program

Recognition & Accreditation

Our Graduate Medical Education Program is recognized by the American Osteopathic Association and approved for 22 Traditional Rotating Internship positions, and 24 Family Medicine Residency Positions.

Our Family Medicine Residency has been recognized as a Designated Family Practice Teaching Hospital by the State of Florida.

Faculty

We have a diverse group of teaching faculty of over 100 physicians (D.O. & M.D.) who are committed to sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience, which has helped to shape and mold many careers. Our faculty members nurture the values and behaviors that strengthen the doctor-patient relationship and that sustain the profession of medicine as an ethical enterprise. Their desire to assist us in the training of young physicians is greatly appreciated by the program directors, hospital administration and most importantly, our interns and residents.

Hospital Overview

St. Petersburg General Hospital, a 219-bed hospital, is recognized for its excellent care, cutting-edge technology, modern facilities and outstanding medical staff. In addition, St. Pete has received recognition as one of the top 100 Best Hospitals specifically for stroke, as well as being accredited by the Joint Commission on Stroke. St. Pete has also achieved the status of Primary Chest Pain Center. Specialty programs include women's health specialties, emergency medicine, medical and surgical services, and diagnostics, plus accredited Stroke Care programs.

The Hospital's designation as one of the West Coast Academic Center for LECOM/College of Osteopathic Medicine recognizes St. Pete General's excellence in medical education.

In addition to the hospital's role in LECOMT-Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training, the hospital designs an innovative and dynamic osteopathic teaching program unmatched anywhere in the southeastern United States that is competitive with any program in the country.

Curriculum

For more information, please call the Administrative Director of Medical Education at (727) 341-4819 or email.