Contact us

For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Florcie Valcin

(941) 290-2862

How to apply

  • ACGME: 9991100234
  • NRMP: 189999P0

How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to our Transitional Year Residency Program at HCA Florida Blake Hospital in beautiful Bradenton, Florida.

We are an ACGME-accredited one-year program with 9 positions available per year. There is a broad range of rotations available at our Level II Trauma Center, most of which are listed below this welcome letter. A high priority of mine is to supply incoming residents with a nice balance between required rotations and elective opportunities (4 months). Additionally, residents also have a two-week rotation with the Quality Department to help broaden their exposure to quality improvement, research and administrative tasks.

At HCA Florida Blake Hospital, you will receive outstanding training focused on providing quality education with knowledgeable, engaged staff. Our program is designed to provide residents with the educational experiences needed to prepare them for the next level of postgraduate medical education training. We have a robust didactic program that includes morning report, daily noon conferences, as well as monthly Journal Club, M & M Conferences and Grand Rounds.

HCA Florida Blake Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center and a 383-bed licensed facility with over 72,000 patients treated annually. It is one of six Burn Centers in the state of Florida.

We have a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Heart and Valve Institute, Hyperbaric Medicine, Inpatient Rehab Unit, Complex Hand Repair, Joint Care Center, Robotic Surgery and a Sleep Disorders Center.

We look forward to the opportunity to show you all that HCA Florida Blake Hospital Transitional Year Residency Program has to offer.

We wish you the best of luck in this important next step in your career.

Scott Selph, MD, FACEP

Welcome Letter

Program overview

The Transitional Year Residency Program at HCA Florida Blake Hospital is an ACGME-accredited one-year program with 10 positions available per year.

Our first class matriculated in 2017 and we have been granted a maximum 10-year reaccreditation status on our most recent ACGME site visit.

The Transitional Year is designed to provide a comprehensive experience in general medicine, in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. The residents are integrated into core rotations and electives with internal medicine categorical residents.

The program director will work directly with each resident to fulfill the requirements for a clinical base year in their chosen field.

Our program is designed to provide our residents with the educational experiences needed to prepare them for the next level of post-graduate medical education training. Our program, faculty and hospital are all committed to providing a quality educational experience that will prepare our graduates for their future specialty residency programs.

Rotations offered at HCA Florida Blake Hospital

  • Internal Medicine
  • Ambulatory Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Intensive Care
  • Cardiology (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hem/Onc
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • PMR/Rehab
  • Anesthesia
  • Burn/Plastics
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiology
  • Trauma surgery
  • Quality/Admin

Our Program Director and staff

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

Scott Selph, MD, FACEP

Program Director

Our core faculty

  • Yizhi Lin, DO
  • Mark Baker, MD
  • Pamela Chapman, DO
  • Maria Bezares-Oliveras, MD, MHA

View All Our Faculty

Dr. Scott Selph, Program Director

Program details


The sponsoring program is the Internal Medicine Residency Program. ACGME requires that 28 weeks of a transitional year resident training be devoted to a discipline that offers fundamental clinical skills, including emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics or surgery.

We satisfy these requirements with the following rotations:

  • Intensive care unit
  • Emergency department
  • Ambulatory clinic
  • Internal medicine
  • Trauma (optional elective)

Residents also now have a two-week rotation with the Quality Department to help broaden their exposure to quality improvement, research and administrative tasks as well.

Salary & Benefits

  • PGY1: $58,677

HCA Florida Blake Hospital offers employees the opportunity to enroll in a benefits package that best meets their needs.

The residents choose the medical, dental, long-term disability and life insurance plans that make the most sense for them and their eligible dependents. The cost of the benefits package that you select is deducted from your paycheck.

  • Professional liability insurance
  • ACLS/BLS certification
  • On-site free parking
  • Two lab coats provided
  • Short-term disability
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Educational & Orientation stipends (New residents and fellows receive up to $1000 for attending orientation)
  • Cell phone/Laptop
  • Twice/year meal stipend ($475 twice a year) & daily meal allowance ($300 montly)
  • Residents are eligible for Paid Family leave 6 week leave paid at 100% per ACGME standard
  • Reduced tuition at on-site day care
  • Professional Memberships
  • Conference & travel expense
  • Board Prep resources such as Combank, Uworld, etc.

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Blake Hospital Transitional Year Residency 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.

Which medical schools our residents came from

  • Chicago COM
  • Dartmouth COM
  • Edward Via COM
  • Florida International COM
  • Florida State COM
  • Lake Erie COM
  • Nova Southeastern COM
  • Pacific NW SOM
  • Tulane SOM
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham COM
  • University of Florida COM
  • University of Kentucky COM
  • University of Nevada SOM
  • University of North Dakota SOM
  • University of North Texas SOM
  • University of South Florida COM
  • University of Tennessee COM
  • University of Texas-San Antonio COM
  • University of Virginia COM

Which residency programs have we matched into


  • Duke
  • KCU-MB/ADCS Orlando (2)
  • Texas-Galveston
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Florida


  • Case Western
  • Dartmouth
  • Duke
  • Mount Auburn (Harvard affiliate)
  • SUNY Downstate
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Florida
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Texas-San Antonio
  • Vanderbilt


  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Indiana University
  • John Hopkins
  • Mayo Clinic- Rochester NY
  • Mount Sinai- New York
  • New York Medical College
  • Ohio State
  • University to Michigan
  • University of Utah


  • Louisiana State University- Shreveport
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida


  • University of Southern California
  • University of California- San Diego


  • Indiana University
  • Rutgers
  • Temple University