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 a consortium style training experience with private faculty surgeons and a team-based arrangement guided by various attendings throughout four hospitals.

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.

See Our Schedule

Our Program Director and staff

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

Dr. Alene Wright

Program Director

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.

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. There will be “Education Thursday” each week consisting of a Quality Improvement Conference starting at 7:00am and followed by a faculty lead SCORE lecture later in the afternoon. HCA's Education Team provides country wide Surgical Grand Rounds and other presentations throughout the year for all trainees and attendings to join.

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.

Additionally, residents have the opportunity to 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 quarterly Journal Club is incorporated into the conference schedule 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 - $58,677
  • PGY2 - $60,445
  • PGY3 - $62,254
  • PGY4 - $64,438
  • PGY5 - $67,330

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 Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine General Surgery Program's mission is to educate highly skilled surgeons who are focused on providing care bringing academically sound, evidence-based medicine to the community we serve. We are dedicated to training surgery residents and committed to delivering healthcare as it should be, patient-centered and for the good of all people, no matter their circumstances. Retaining the physicians we train in order to better serve and reflect the diversity found in our community is critical in achieving our long-term goal. To accomplish this goal, we focus on patient-centered, high-quality community-focused surgical care provided by trainees and faculty we believe aligns with our mission. As part of HCA Healthcare and as part of HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College, we are driven by a single focus; Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.