Contact us

For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Tiffany Gosine

(727) 861-4453

How to apply

  • ACGME ID: 4401100446
  • NRMP Categorical: 2137440C0
  • NRMP Preliminary: 2137440P0

How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

We are extremely excited about your interest in our General Surgery Residency Training Program. The cornerstone of any great academic surgical department is the strength of its general surgery training program and its surgeons.

Welcome Letter

Program overview

The General Surgery Residency Training Program at HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is an accredited and rigorous program designed to train the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

Each year, three individuals will be chosen for the Categorical General Surgery Training Program.

These three individuals are expected to become future outstanding community practitioners and leaders in surgery. We will strive to provide our residents with a customized and individualized graduated surgical development experience over a five-year period. We also provide the opportunity to meet ACGME milestones, and we respect our residents' individual goals and prior experiences.

Our model includes an apprenticeship with experienced private faculty surgeons and a team-based arrangement guided by an attending faculty surgeon.

Our interdisciplinary approach to learning fosters excellent opportunities for professional growth, committed mentorship and clinical research. Alongside dedicated attending physicians and enthusiastic colleagues, residents strive for excellence in their training and provide high-quality healthcare in patient-centered environments and community-oriented service.

Upon completion of the chief resident (PGY5) year training, our graduates will be eligible to take the American Board of Surgery written and oral examinations and they should be good candidates for advanced clinical training in any of the surgical subspecialties.

Curriculum and rotation schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident and fellow physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Our Program Director and staff

Our team is comprised of skilled experts with deep experience and knowledge from which residents and fellows can benefit.

Joseph Love, DO

Program Director

Our core faculty

  • Alene Wright, MD - Associate Program Director
  • Tiffany Gosine - Program Coordinator

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Program details


Our residents' education is of the highest priority.

Teaching will consist of extensive interaction with faculty, staff and available surgical teaching resources on the wards, in the operating room, in the skills center and in problem-based learning sessions in the hospital conference rooms and at the GME facility.

Additionally, a number of quality improvement conferences, didactic lectures, grand rounds and visiting professor conferences designed to supplement the clinical experience will be held regularly.


The American Board of Surgery In-Service Training Examination is required and will be administered to each resident annually. A 30th percentile minimum examination score is expected each year.


Longitudinal clinical research throughout the length of the program, done independently or in conjunction with the faculty, is required, and at least one project each year will be expected. These projects can include quality-improvement topics.

Conference schedule

The Program Director and members of the faculty will conduct weekly teaching rounds in the hospital that focus on discussion of interesting cases, case management and evidence-based medicine. Additionally, we help residents to feel comfortable with the responsibilities that they are managing.

There will be “Education Thursday” each week consisting of a Quality Improvement Conference starting at 7:00am and followed by either Subject Oriented Conference or Surgical Grand Rounds, featuring presentations or moderated sessions by faculty members and invited leaders in surgery from throughout the country.

Residents will be expected to make presentations periodically on assigned subjects as part of this Grand Rounds series.

We utilize the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE) Curriculum Outline for General Surgery, a list of topics to be covered in a five-year general surgery residency training program. SCORE Reading Review Conferences will take place with the Program Director or a member of the surgery teaching faculty.

A special reading curriculum will be developed for the fourth and fifth-year residents who would have completed three years of the SCORE reading program. Trauma and Morbidity and Mortality conferences will take place during rotations on the Trauma Service at HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital.

A multitude of small-group conferences led by senior departmental staff members will be held each week for residents at all levels. The program director and a member of the pathology department will review surgical specimens with the residents weekly or biweekly to help correlate and better understand intra-operative findings.

Additionally, residents will participate in the monthly Tumor Board Conference where cancer cases are presented and discussed by a multidisciplinary oncology faculty, and where treatment recommendations are delineated. Residents will frequently present their cases.

A monthly Journal Club will take place nine to 10 months out of the academic year for the purpose of teaching systematic finding, appraising, and using surgical literature and research findings as a basis for clinical decision-making.


Salary for residents is as follows:

  • PGY1: $54,267*
  • PGY2: $55,869*
  • PGY3: $57,637*
  • PGY4: $59,738*
  • PGY5: $62,254*

An additional $950 per year is added to salary for on-call meals.

*These amounts are subject to taxation.


HCA Healthcare provides a comprehensive list of personal benefits. The most current plans and enrollment and renewal information may be found at Benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Medical benefits, dental and vision
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • CorePlus voluntary benefits
  • HCA 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital General Surgery Fellowship Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.