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For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

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(727) 588-5704

How to Apply


  • ERAS: 2601100221
  • NRMP: 1981260C0

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Welcome from our Program Director

Our program has clear expectations that senior-level residents have a clinical and surgical mastery of Orthopedic pathology and treatment.

Mission Statement

The HCA Florida Largo Hospital Orthopedic Surgery 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.

Program Overview

The HCA Florida Largo Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program’s goal is to create compassionate, competent and patient-centric Orthopedic Surgeons.

We are committed to training residents and delivering healthcare as it should be: patient-centered and for the good of all people, no matter their circumstances.

We are also committed to retaining Physicians that we train in order to better serve our community. To accomplish this goal, we focus on high-quality, community-focused care provided by trainees who we believe align with our goals.

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program is a comprehensive, five-year training program designed to educate residents and provide the clinical, surgical and research skills necessary to competently and ethically practice as leaders in the field of Orthopedic Surgery.

We provide a clinically and academically rigorous training program with a well-balanced curriculum to include research and scientific investigation. The strength of our training program is the volume and variety within our community, as well as the depth and breadth of our clinical care, with emphasis on bedside teaching and mastery of clinical and surgical skills.

With the support, and resources, of HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME, our trainees acquire the skills they need for a successful career and develop as leaders in the field of Orthopedic Surgery.

Get to Know the Team


John Harker, 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

Salary

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

Benefits

  • 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 offer 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

FAQ

HCA Florida Largo Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program prides itself on teaching and involving medical students in patient care. In addition, 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 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 are a core-training site for Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM). We also accept 4th year medical students for clinical rotations.

All of our medical student rotations are scheduled through Clinician Nexus. Please apply online at https://app.cliniciannexus.com/login. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sarah Shepard at (727) 204-7097.

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 two years of graduation from an LCME approved medical school or osteopathic school. Up to five 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 www.aamc.org/services/eras/.

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 www.HCAHealthcare.com.