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Email Rafael Vaello

(727) 528-3025

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Welcome from our Program Director

Our program’s mission is to educate the next generation of internists and provide a platform for the internists to pursue their fellowships of choice if desired.

At HCA Florida Northside Hospital, we make a difference by delivering compassionate care to those we are privileged to serve.

Welcome Letter

Program overview

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at HCA Florida Northside Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The residency program utilizes a variety of teaching methods and settings to maximize the learning experience of the resident. Each curriculum area combines rotations, conferences and experience to provide the resident with a comprehensive training program.

The Internal Medicine Residency program is designed to teach and train residents to enter into the field of Internal Medicine, preparing them for board certification and to provide them with knowledge they will need to both care for patients in the primary care office arena and also in the hospital environment.

It is our feeling that for an internist to be properly trained in this era, they are best served by being capable of functioning in the hospital environment, but with a strong primary care base during the course of training. We provide this with excellent, ongoing, longitudinal clinic experience during the three years of internal medicine residency program.

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.

Program details

Our program offers many benefits, such as:

  • Mid-size “family feel” program
  • The program is well-established and thriving since 1998.
  • Unopposed Program — procedures for everyone!
  • Robust didactic schedule with great faculty participation
  • Committed program director, assistant program director and faculty
  • Fantastic GME Staff, including an administrative director of medical education and coordinators
  • Busy hospital with diverse medical pathology
  • 10-year average: 98 percent Board passing rate for graduates (ABIM & AOBIM)


Lectures scheduled Monday through Friday. These include:

  • Internal Medicine Board Review
  • Tumor Board
  • ER and IM Grand Rounds
  • AM Report, Research and Case Presentations
  • EKG Rounds
  • Cardiovascular Grand Rounds
  • Subspecialty lectures
  • Outpatient IM Lectures
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
  • Journal Club
  • Mentor Groups

Initial Six Weeks: “Common Ailments and Urgent Scenarios” Lecture series to help prepare Residents for what they may encounter early on and in urgent situations

Scholarly activity

  • Every Resident participates in two to three projects every year.
  • Built-in time in Rotation Schedule for Research Activities
  • Hospital and Division-wide Poster Presentation Days
  • Extra stipend available per resident to attend and present their poster at a conference upon approval

Salary and benefits


  • PGY1
    • Orientation Stipend $1000
    • Salary $59,627
    • $300 per month Cafeteria Credit
  • PGY2
    • Salary $61,391
    • $300 per month Cafeteria Credit
  • PGY3
    • Salary $63,204
    • $300 per month Cafeteria Credit


Northside Hospital will provide:

  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Medical/Dental/Life Insurance (subject to hospital policy)
  • Three (3) weeks paid vacation/Up to five (5) days for CME with approval
  • Two (2) lab coats
  • Meals provided while on duty
  • 24-hour access to Medical Library and internet
  • Professional memberships
  • Research related conference and travel expenses
  • Cell phone
  • Laptop/iPad

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Northside Hospital Internal Medicine 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.