Florida Hospital Graduate Medical Education Department is committed to serving the community, the sponsoring institution, the faculty, staff, resident physicians and medical students. The mission of Florida Hospital, and of the residency and fellowship programs, is "To extend the healing ministry of Christ." We do so by preparing compassionate and competent physicians, who, we hope, will plan to practice in Central Florida when they complete their training.

Joseph D. Portoghese, MD
Chief Academic Officer and Designated Institution Official

GME Administration

of Florida Hospital Medical Education

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    Joseph Portoghese, MD, FACS
    Chief Academic Officer, Designated Institution Official

    Dr. Portoghese has been a member of the medical staff of Florida Hospital Since 1989, and was president of the medical staff from 2004-2006. As Florida Hospital moved forward into the medical education arena, Dr. Portoghese was selected to become Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program, which was first accredited in 2006. Dr. Portoghese is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where he also completed his residency training. While in private practice since completion of his training, he has focused on general surgery. Dr. Portoghese has been a clerkship faculty for Florida State University College of Medicine since 2002, and was appointed Associate Professor of Surgery for the University of Central Florida college of Medicine in 2007. Dr. Portoghese is board certified diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.

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    Victor Herrera, MD
    GME Research Director

    Dr. Herrera trained in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and served as chief medical resident. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University in California. Dr. Herrera is core faculty of the internal medicine residency program and he also serves as the Director of the Continuing Medical Department for Florida Hospital as well as Director of Research for Graduate Medical Education.
    Dr. Herrera is a national expert on the use of interferon gamma release assays for the diagnosis of Tuberculosis and has published several peer reviewed manuscripts in this area. Other interests include evidence based diagnostic strategies and the integration of information technology resources to Graduate Medical Education.

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      Joseph Portoghese, MD, FACS
      Chief Academic Officer, Designated Institution Official

      Dr. Portoghese has been a member of the medical staff of Florida Hospital Since 1989, and was president of the medical staff from 2004-2006. As Florida Hospital moved forward into the medical education arena, Dr. Portoghese was selected to become Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program, which was first accredited in 2006. Dr. Portoghese is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where he also completed his residency training. While in private practice since completion of his training, he has focused on general surgery. Dr. Portoghese has been a clerkship faculty for Florida State University College of Medicine since 2002, and was appointed Associate Professor of Surgery for the University of Central Florida college of Medicine in 2007. Dr. Portoghese is board certified diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.

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      Victor Herrera, MD
      GME Research Director

      Dr. Herrera trained in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and served as chief medical resident. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University in California. Dr. Herrera is core faculty of the internal medicine residency program and he also serves as the Director of the Continuing Medical Department for Florida Hospital as well as Director of Research for Graduate Medical Education.
      Dr. Herrera is a national expert on the use of interferon gamma release assays for the diagnosis of Tuberculosis and has published several peer reviewed manuscripts in this area. Other interests include evidence based diagnostic strategies and the integration of information technology resources to Graduate Medical Education.

Programs

Tracks to a Rewarding Medical Career

With a wide range of specialty courses and their respective trusted instructors, the Florida Hospital Graduate Medical Education programs are each immersive and inspirational. We offer ACGME-accredited programs, from pediatrics to podiatrics, with many extracurricular opportunities that include mission trips, clinic volunteering, and simulation labs.

Visitors

Making Your Trip Worthwhile

At the heart of Florida, Orlando has much to offer in entertainment, nightlife, food and nature. We always encourage our students and faculty to enjoy The City Beautiful, and we’re more than happy to point our guests in the right direction as well. There’s something here for everyone, so whether you’re family, a friend, or a prospective student, take advantage of the many Orlando attractions!

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Medical Students

Clerkship at Florida Hospital

In support of its educational mission, FH GME provides medical students who are in their third or fourth year of medical school with a clerkship experience that offers a variety of clinical exposures in its Residency Training Programs or with its registered FH Medical Staff members in good standing. The clerkship experience is designed to fulfill the requirements as outlined by the participating medicals schools, and the experience is limited only to outpatient settings. The purpose of this policy is to provide an environment that is safe for patients, office staff, medical trainees and medical staff; respect patients' rights to privacy and confidentiality; and enhance the educational experience of the trainees.

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Training Requests

Whether a medical student, visiting resident or advanced practitioner, Florida Hospital Graduate Medical Education programs each offer opportunities for hands-on learning and training with skilled professionals. For more information, visit our Students page.