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Welcome from our Program Director

We are the University of Central Florida College of Medicine's (UCF COM’s) Internal Residency program, created with two nationally recognized leaders in adult patient care—HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education (GME) and the U.S. Veteran’s Administration (VA).

Because of this partnership, you will train at HCA Florida Osceola Hospital—a large tertiary care hospital with 87,000 emergency visits and 18,000+ admissions a year—and the Orlando VA Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest veterans healthcare facilities and home to its national simulation and training center.

Mission Statement

The HCA Florida Osceola Hospital Internal Medicine 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 resident's clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.

Program Overview

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is sponsored by the UCF COM/HCA GME Consortium and operated in conjunction with HCA Florida Osceola Hospital and the Orlando VA Medical Center.

Our residency program capitalizes on the strengths of all the partners.

Clinical rotations are split between the Orlando VA Medical Center and HCA Florida Osceola Hospital. UCF COM provides education and curriculum support and faculty leadership. The program is approved by the ACGME for a total of 75 resident positions with 25 residents accepted per year.


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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Our Program Director and staff

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

Abdo Asmar, MD
Program Director

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Program details

Curriculum and rotation schedule

Our program is designed to give residents rigorous training yet prepare them to practice in a variety of patient settings and a choice of electives tailored to individual interests.

  • Inpatient medicine: 24 weeks rotation
  • Medical ICU: 4 weeks rotation
  • Cardiac ICU: 2 weeks rotation
  • Emergency medicine: 2 weeks rotation
  • Selectives/electives: 10 weeks rotation
  • Continuity clinic: 10 weeks rotation
  • Inpatient medicine: 16 weeks rotation
  • Medical ICU: 4 weeks rotation
  • Cardiac ICU: 2 weeks rotation
  • Night float: 4 weeks rotation
  • Emergency medicine: 2 weeks rotation
  • Selectives/electives: 14 weeks rotation
  • Continuity clinic: 10 weeks rotation
  • Inpatient medicine: 8 weeks rotation
  • Medical ICU: 4 weeks rotation
  • Night float: 4 weeks rotation
  • Emergency medicine: 2 weeks rotation
  • Selectives/electives: 26 weeks rotation
  • Continuity clinic: 10 weeks rotation

Frequently asked questions about our Internal Medicine Residency program

You can find answers to the most common questions about our program below.

What types of research opportunities are available?

The Research Advisory Committee oversees and guides research and scholarly activity for IM residents. Opportunities include case reports, review articles and other activities. Our residents are encouraged to attend local and national scientific meetings, where they proudly and strongly represent UCF COM. In addition, through the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QI/PS) curriculum, all IM residents are involved in a QI project. Those projects are presented at the end of the year at the QI/PS annual forum, where residents compete for the best poster and the best oral presentation.

Do you offer simulation training?

The Orlando VA Medical Center features a state-of-the-art simulation center, where residents undergo training in common internal medicine procedures such as central line placement, paracentesis, thoracentesis, joint injections, and lumbar punctures. Simulation training also includes rapid response and code blue scenarios.

How does continuity clinic training work?

Our program utilizes the 4+1 model for continuity clinic, meaning that each resident spends a full week at the continuity clinic every 5th week. Per ACGME requirements, continuity clinic assignments are not subject to change during training, meaning the continuity clinic site for the resident remains the same throughout the three years of training. In addition, senior residents are assigned as walk-in physicians outside their continuity clinic weeks. During this time, they see the acute presentations that cannot wait until a scheduled visit. Each clinic has a structured educational curriculum that covers essential primary care topics.