Here are the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about Bayfront and the Family Medicine Residency program.
- Do you participate in the Match?
- What are your application criteria?
- What is your application deadline?
- What are your requirements for taking the USMLE?
- Do you sponsor visas?
- How are applications reviewed?
- What are you looking for in residents?
- Where do you do your hospital rotations, outpatient clinical rotations and outpatient family medicine clinic?
- What is the night rotation?
- Do you work with residents from other specialities during residency?
- What are the patient demographics?
- What procedures will I learn during the residency?
- What do your graduates end up doing after graduation?
- Are there moonlighting opportunities?
You must register for the "match" (NRMP). We do not accept applicants outside of the "match." The application for the residency program can by found at www.aamc.org/eras.
We accept all applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept paper applications. Applications should include:
- Photograph (optional, but helpful)
- Dean's letter
- Medical school transcript
- Written personal statement
- Three (3) letters of recommendation. At least two (2) of these should be from members of the Department of Family Medicine at your school, affiliate hospital or elective course. They must be current within the last 18 months.
- United States Medical License Examination (USMLE) score parts I & II. We like to see a score of at least 200 on both parts I & II on the first attempt.
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) certification (if applicable)
- You must be able to be granted a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Florida.
Our application deadline is December 15th.
You must have passed USMLE parts I & II (CS & CK) by the "match." We will not be able to rank you if we do not have your passing scores by February 15th of the match year.
We do not sponsor any Visas. You should have an ECFMG sponsored J-1 Visa.
We review every application on an individual basis. Interviews are granted upon approval by our selection committee.
We accept eight (8) residents per year. We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background and a commitment to family medicine. Good interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic are equally important. Finally, we look for applicants who we feel will work well with our current residents and foster a healthy educational environment.
Our hospital rotations are primarily held at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Bayfront is a 502-bed private hospital. The Pediatric rotation is held at All Children's Hospital located adjacent to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. The Family Medicine Outpatient Center is located conveniently across the street from Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. The geographic proximity affords ease and efficiency when coming to and from the clinic and hospital. It also ensures our residents have their fellow residents and faculty nearby for both education and camaraderie. The Family Health Center houses clinical offices for our residents and faculty, the OB-GYN clinics, and the Sports Medicine Clinic. For complete outpatient care, the facility is equipped with laboratory services, cardiac stress testing, minor surgical procedure rooms for colposcopy, and colonoscopy. For more information see Program Information.
We use a Night Rotation system for our evening call. Each intern will do three blocks of two weeks each of night call throughout the year. The shifts begin at 7 pm and end after morning report the following day.
We are unopposed residency program for all rotations except during our inpatient pediatrics and obstetrics months. On these rotations we work alongside pediatric residents from the University of South Florida at All Children’s Hospital, and with Bayfront OB-GYN residents at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. This system provides a high volume of learning cases and a structured academic environment. For all other rotations, our residents are the only residents, which allows our faculty members, as well as other physicians in the hospital, to prioritize our residents’ education.
The St. Petersburg and surrounding Tampa Bay area provides a diverse patient population with a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our residents see both insured and uninsured patients. Our residents also provide service to patients at no cost one evening per month at a local free clinic.
Our residents become very comfortable with both inpatient and outpatient procedures. On the inpatient medicine service, residents will perform incision and drainage of abscesses, central venous catheterizations, thoracentesis, and paracentesis. In the outpatient setting, our residents will perform skin biopsies, exercise stress tests, colposcopy, colonoscopy, intra-uterine device placement, and joint injections.
Because our residents come from all over the United States, we have graduates in every aspect of Family Medicine. Recent graduates have pursued Sports Medicine Fellowships, opened private practices, joined established group practices, served as hospitalists, pursued academics, urgent care or locum tenens. While many of our residents choose to stay in Florida and the bay area, we have many residents from coast to coast.
After completion of an intern year, USMLE Step 3, and obtaining a medical license, our residents have two main moonlighting opportunities. First, Bayfront has four Convenient Care facilities in the Tampa Bay area which provide walk-in care for the community. Second, our residents can moonlight at the Kindred Nursing Care Facility. This facility is a long-term nursing care facility for patients on ventilators. Our residents serve as the on-call in-house physician. Moonlighting schedules are coordinated with each individual’s work and personal schedule.