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For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

(727) 588-5730

How to Apply

  • ERAS: 1441114231
  • NRMP: 1981144F0

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Mission Statement

The HCA Florida Largo Hospital Rheumatology 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.

Program Overview

HCA Largo Hospital is the primary teaching facility for the Gastroenterology fellowship program which currently consists of six (6) fellows accompanied by Dr. Marc Kudelko, Program Director, whom is board certified in Gastroenterology. HCA Largo Hospital is a 425-bed acute care hospital that has been dedicated to graduate medical education for more than 10 years. Affiliated with USF's Morsani College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Largo Medical Center strives to be a leader in resident and fellow education and clinical experiences.

HCA Largo Hospital has a robust inpatient educational experience which includes IM hospitalist teams, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, ICU, pulmonary, emergency medicine, and hematology/oncology. Endocrine and rheumatology are outpatient experiences. This facility provides a high volume of hands-on experience in endoscopic procedures, including both interventional and diagnostic procedures, as well as extensive gastrointestinal consultations. Largo Medical Center is one of eight hospitals statewide approved to provide kidney transplant services.

HCA Largo Hospital received Statutory Teaching Hospital designation from The Agency for Health Care Administration (AGCA) and Joint Commission accreditation. In addition, was also awarded America's 250 Best Hospitals Award from Healthgrades. The fellows participate in 5 hours of protected didactic time weekly at this site. This educational and practical experience enables the fellows to deliver superior specialized care to patients. All teaching faculty are very engaged and the program has very strong support from hospital Administration.

A graduate from the Gastroenterology Fellowship program of HCA Florida Largo Hospital will be expected to have the ability and qualifications to become a highly-skilled consultant and caregiver in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders with expectations of the best outcome performed in the most efficient manner.

The primary goal of the Gastroenterology Fellowship program at HCA Florida Largo Hospital is to provide an excellent foundation for residents in pursuit of a clinical career in gastroenterology and to eventually become certified in the subsection of gastroenterology of the American Board of Osteopathic Internal Medicine or the ABMS.

The program will include extensive gastrointestinal consultations, training in multiple endoscopic procedures, including both interventional and diagnostic procedures, interpretation of both radiological and pathological information, and exposure to patients in multiple medical settings including hospital, ambulatory surgical units, clinics, and private offices.

The program provides extensive participation in patient care across two medical campuses. Fellows also participate in a weekly outpatient clinic experience. Training in endoscopic procedures, including EUSs and ERCPs, is designed to advance along with the fellow’s progression in training. Fellows receive exposure to patients across the disease and age spectrums.

Get to Know the Team

Marc Kudelko, DO
Program Director

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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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Salary & Benefits


Year Annual Salary On-Call Meals Total
PGY-1 $58,677 $950 $59,627
PGY-2 $60,445 $950 $61,395
PGY-3 $62,254 $950 $63,204
PGY-4 $64,438 $950 $65,388
PGY-5 $67,330 $950 $68,280
PGY-6 $70,366 $950 $71,316
PGY-7 $73,882 $950 $74,832


  • Health insurance available with a cost-share; an optional family plan can be purchased
  • Dental coverage provided with minimal charge
  • Basic life insurance provided at no cost; additional amounts may be purchased for residents or family
  • Professional liability insurance provided at no cost
  • Disability insurance
  • Special portable anticipated income disability insurance available at nominal cost
  • Vacation/Educational Leave
    • 20 days paid time off utilized for vacation and sick days
    • Additional educational days available, must be preapproved by the Program Director and be in accordance with GME policies and procedures

Conference Schedule

Lecture series, conferences, journal clubs and daily academic rounds round out the fellows’ clinical learning.

Fellows receive a comprehensive structured cognitive and procedural clinical education in both inpatient and outpatient settings that will enable them to become competent, proficient and professional osteopathic gastroenterologists.

Conferences in which gastroenterology fellows will be involved include the following:

  • Tumor board
  • Gastroenterology journal club
  • Morning report
  • Case presentation
  • Medical/surgical conferences
  • Department of internal medicine meetings
  • Mortality and morbidity conferences
  • Conferences outside the hospital and clinic setting including:
    • American Gastroenterology Association
    • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
    • American Osteopathic Association
    • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • Utilization review


We prefer M.D/D.O/M.B.B.S from an approved school of medicine within two years of applying to the program. We prefer you to have passed USMLE Step I and Step II Clinical Knowledge. Please reach out to the program coordinator about score minimums. We also ask that you have passed the Step II Clinical Skills Exam in your first attempt by the time the rank order list is submitted at the end of interview season. USMLE is helpful, but not required for osteopathic candidates.

We accept all candidates through the NRMP match from accredited US Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools, and LCME accredited International Medical Schools. Candidates should be within 2 years of graduation from an LCME approved medical school or osteopathic school. Up to 5 years with advanced clinical experience, such as a prior internship or residency.

We will request a dean’s letter, your medical school transcript, a personal statement, USMLE or COMLEX scores, a headshot photograph, two letters of recommendation and your curriculum vitae.

We utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for our Matching process. All first-year positions are accepted through the ERAS and there are no pre-match positions. ERAS applications are accepted September 16th through December 15th each year. For information on ERAS, you may access their website at

Research is an important part of our mission at the HCA/USF Morsani College of Medicine HCA Florida Largo Hospital. There are numerous opportunities for residents to participate in ongoing projects through HCA Florida Largo Hospital or a project of their own.

Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in research. Opportunities include the ability to present at Grand Rounds, publish manuscripts and present posters at local, regional or national conferences. For residents with a specific research interest, faculty mentorship is required to assist residents in completing the research process.

Information about other HCA GME programs can be found at