Training and Education
The East Florida Consortium’s General Surgery Residency Program is a community-based program under an HCA partnership between Westside Regional Medical Center and Northwest Medical Center. Our program aims to select the best potential trainees and provide them with a comprehensive learning experience that will afford the opportunity of becoming pioneers in Surgery. Majority of the clinical and operative experiences will take place at both facilities. With such diverse patient population, our surgical trainees will gain the knowledge, experience and have the needed exposure to perform at the highest level as skilled surgeons. Our residents will also have training opportunities to rotate at other HCA facilities such as Kendall Regional Medical Center, Largo Medical Center and Palms West Hospital.
East Florida Consortium’s General Surgery Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our program is a five-year training program that offers four categorical positions each academic year.
After satisfactory completion of our five-year training program, trainees are eligible to take the board exam with the American Board of Surgery.