Approved Residencies - Family Practice (30), Transitional Year (13)

Updated information to be made available upon request.

Program Goals

  • To always favor resident education over service.
  • To always acknowledge teaching in the classroom is important, but training medicine by the bedside is essential, and you will learn by watching, studying, and doing.
  • To help you assimilate and apply the knowledge and skills that you have acquired over the past four years.
  • To emphasize the effectiveness of osteopathic and allopathic concepts 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.
  • To ensure the well being of our teaching faculty and trainees, both residents and medical students.

Recognition & Accreditation

Our Graduate Medical Education Program is accredited by the ACGME and approved for 30 Family Medicine Residency and 13 Transitional Year positions.

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


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 215-bed hospital, is recognized for its excellent care, cutting-edge technology, modern facilities and outstanding medical staff. In addition, St. Petersburg General Hospital is Joint Commission Certified as a primary stroke center. Specialty programs include women’s health specialties, emergency medicine, medical and surgical services, and diagnostics, plus accredited Breast Center with 3D Digital Imaging and computer-aided detection.