Contact us

For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Julie Babiukflaherty

(727) 384-7727

How to apply

  • ERAS: 1201100736

How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital Graduate Medical Education Family Medicine Program!

We are happy that you are considering our program as a potential site to continue your medical training. Currently, we offer the following ACGME-approved postgraduate programs: Transitional Year and Family Medicine Residency PGY1, PGY2 and PGY3.

Welcome Letter

Program overview

The Family Medicine Residency Program at HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

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

It is our feeling that for a resident 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 duration of the Family Medicine Residency program at HCA Florida St. Petersburg Family Care and Suncoast Family Medical Associates.

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.

See Program Schedule

Our Program Director and staff

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

Admir Seferovic MD, DABFM, FAAFP

Program Director

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Program details

About the program

Our Program exists for two reasons: To provide superior education and training for our residents; and, to give our patients the best possible medical care. We prepare our residents to succeed in the practice locations they will eventually choose and to be ready for leadership roles in their communities. We are proud of our achievements, the quality of care, and the many important services and educational programs we provide to the people of our community.

Our program also puts an emphasis on didactic learning. CME lectures are also offered on-site on a regular basis. In addition, our interns and residents participate in various hospital-based committees such as the Cancer Committee Tumor Board.

We strongly believe in promoting the well-being of our trainees. Psychological, emotional and physical well-being are critical in the development of the competent, caring and resilient physician. Self-care is an important component of professionalism; it is also a skill that must be learned and nurtured in the context of other aspects of the learning environment.

We believe the key to our success is the commitment of our faculty and staff to excellence in education and patient care. Our faculty members devote substantial time to enhancing their own teaching skills and are dedicated to helping our interns and residents grow professionally and personally into fine physicians. They are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.


  • Wednesday: Didactics from 12:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Monthly: Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Tumor Board, CME, Resident Advisory Committee
  • Monthly Family Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Patient Safety Conference


  • PGY1: $58,677
  • PGY2: $60,445
  • PGY3: $62,254

In addition to the amounts above, residents will also receive a $950 annual food stipend for on-call meals.


HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital will provide:

  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Medical/Dental/Life Insurance (subject to hospital policy)
  • 20 Days Paid Time Off
  • Personalized Lab Coat
  • Meals provided while on duty
  • 24 Hour access to electronic medical library and internet
  • Up to five days CME per program director's approval
  • Orientation stipend: $1,000
  • USMLE / COMLEX Step 3 is paid (don’t book it until after starting July 1st)
  • Board Preparation: UWorld for USMLE, Combank for COMLEX, Rosh Review
  • New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge and Databank
  • Participation in NEJM National Didactics Collaborative

Mission statement

The HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital Family 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.