The St. Petersburg General Hospital 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 the Bradenton campus of Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM). We also accept applications from 4th year medical students from both AOA/ACGME accredited programs.

Scheduling of all medical student rotations is arranged through the Medical Education Office in conjunction with completed ClinicianNexus application. Please contact Laura Renshaw at (727) 341-4919 or email Laura to schedule all student rotations.

Clerkship FAQs

Due to the pandemic, we will not be offering audition rotations this interview season.
Our clerkship opportunities are limited to our selected core group of students from LECOM – Bradenton and Family Medicine Residency audition rotations.
Cancellations or date modification requests should be made as far in advance as possible. Cancellations with little or no notice are taken seriously. If no valid reason is given, it may result in a call to your Dean of Student Affairs, and inability to schedule future rotations at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Days off during an audition rotation are frowned upon, and must be approved in advance.
Housing, health insurance, and liability insurance are all the responsibility of the student. Our coordinators can suggest some resources, but they cannot secure housing for you.

General Information for Medical Students


Orientation will be given to all medical students to acquaint him/her with hospital routines. You will receive an email weeks prior with specifics. A student will not be allowed to assume floor responsibilities without orientation.

Location of Hospital

St. Petersburg General Hospital is centrally located in St. Petersburg Florida at 6500 38th Ave North.


Medical Students eat free in our hospital cafeteria while on duty.

Dress Code

All students must wear their (clean) white jackets with medical school insignias. All students are required to wear business casual attire. Exceptions to this rule will be made only when a student is on a service that requires wearing scrubs. Hospital ID badge must worn at all times.

Length of Services

All services must be scheduled for a minimum of four weeks.

Hours of Work

7:00am to 7:00pm or as designated by the service.

Morning Report/Didactics

All medical students are required to be at Morning Report Monday – Thursday at 7:00am; and at Didactics every Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Certain rotations are given exception at the coordinators discretion. Repeated unexcused absences will result in notification to your academic affairs office and possible denial of future rotations at St. Pete General.

Required Documentation

We participate in ClinicianNexus. A completed application is necessary for consideration.