faculty and staff of the General Surgery
Residency are dedicated to providing the
best possible surgical education in a positive learning environment. Our philosophy
is that our residents are primarily students
and will be treated as such. Our goal is
to produce surgeons with excellent technical
skills, a broad surgical experience, and
documented excellence in all the ACGME competencies.
Our dream is to produce surgeons oriented
toward care of the whole person and who
might consider staying in the Central Florida
The General Surgery residency is committed to
serving the community, the sponsoring institution,
the faculty, staff, and resident physicians.
The mission of Florida Hospital and of the residency
program is "To extend the healing ministry
of Christ." We do so by preparing compassionate
and skilled surgeons.
purpose of the residency is to provide a progressive,
organized educational program with guidance
and supervision facilitating the resident's
personal and professional development while
ensuring appropriate and safe patient care.
To further the development of highly competent surgeons who will, upon completion of training, deliver state of the art surgical care.
integrate evidence based principles with whole
person care of surgical patients through conferences,
teaching rounds, educational rotations, and a
well-rounded clinical exposure.
- To further the development of critical thinking by providing a rigorous research experience as an integral part of residency training.
The residency program achieved initial accreditation
in October of 2006 and was granted a 5 year accreditation
in 2012. The program recruited its first PGY-1 interns
in the spring of 2007. This Categorical program
is accredited for a total of ten residents, accepting
two physicians at the PGY-1 level in each academic
year. Training will occur primarily at the main
Florida Hospital campus in Orlando but will include
trauma rotations at Orlando Health as well as time
during specialty rotations at our other Florida
Hospital campuses in the immediate Orlando area.
of care is an integral part of residency training
at Florida Hospital, and residents see patients
for surgical consultation, as well as preoperatively
and during post-surgical/post-hospital visits.
academic component of training is emphasized
by a regular schedule of conferences with mandatory
attendance. Research is also a requirement of
the program and Graduate Medical Education provides
a research coordinator to assure compliance
with IRB regulations and to monitor progress
on research projects.
Florida Hospital has affiliation agreements with
the Florida State College of Medicine, The University
of South Florida College of Medicine, Loma Linda
University School of Medicine, University of Florida
and the University of Central Florida College of
Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida, and Memorial
Sloan-Kettering. Our faculty members hold academic
appointments with both Florida State University
and The University of Central Florida Colleges of
Florida Hospital was founded in Orlando in 1908
by a group of Adventist leaders, one of whom was
Dr. Lydia Parmele, the first female physician to
be licensed in the State. Today, Florida Hospital
is one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the
country with a broad and diverse patient base. It
has grown from a 20-bed white clapboard building
to become a seven campus integrated hospital spanning
three Central Florida counties. Florida Hospital
is part of Adventist Health Systems which operates
other hospitals in Florida, as well as the Mid-West,
Texas and California. We serve as a community hospital
for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral
hospital for Central Florida and much of the Southeast,
the Caribbean, and Latin America.
General Surgery Program is based at the Florida
Hospital Orlando (FHO) campus. In 2008, our Centennial
year, we opened the new state-of-the-art, 15 story
Ginsburg Tower, which has added 200 more private
beds to our capacity and brought our campus to a
total of 1183 beds. This tower has additional space
to expand in the coming years to accommodate an
additional 200 beds. The new tower includes the
Cardiovascular Institute, and a new state-of-the-art
Emergency Department with dedicated pediatric emergency
campus also includes the Florida Hospital for Children/Walt
Disney Pavilion, the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute,
and the Nicholson Center Simulation Lab.
will experience portions of their training in each
of these facilities as well as at the Florida Hospital
Altamonte, Florida Hospital East and Florida Hospital
Winter Park campuses as they progress through the
required rotations that are included in the five-year