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ACGME ID: 1401100951

NRMP: 2137140C0

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Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point!

Our residency offers a rewarding, educational environment where residents receive individualized learning opportunities to maximize their full potential as clinicians, educators, and healthcare leaders.

Mission Statement

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is an ACGME accredited internal medicine residency program affiliated with the University of South Florida. Our training program is a cornerstone of the Department of Graduate Medical Education and is a rigorous three-year program designed to train the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

Our interdisciplinary approach to learning fosters excellent opportunities for professional growth, committed mentorship and clinical research. Alongside dedicated attending physicians and enthusiastic colleagues, residents strive for excellence in their training and provide high-quality healthcare in patient-centered environments and community-oriented service.

Program Overview

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is an ACGME accredited internal medicine residency program affiliated with Nova Southeastern University and the University of South Florida. Our training program is a cornerstone of the Department of Graduate Medical Education designed to train the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

Our interdisciplinary approach to learning fosters excellent opportunities for professional growth, committed mentorship and clinical research. Alongside dedicated attending physicians and enthusiastic colleagues, residents strive for excellence in their training and provide high-quality healthcare in patient-centered environments and community-oriented service.

Get to Know the Team

Shaival Thakore, MD
Program Director


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Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

We utilize a 4+1 scheduling model for all categorical IM residents. This type of schedule alternates traditional four-week rotations with week-long ambulatory blocks.

Annually, this will provide 10 blocks of traditional rotations without continuity clinic sessions and 10 weeks of ambulatory experience without inpatient responsibilities.

During the continuity clinic (+1) week, residents will also have protected time for quality and research projects.

Didactic Curriculum

Morning Report

  • Daily, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Morning Report is led by one of our core faculty clinicians, which consists of all residents meeting to review and discuss various aspects of medical knowledge and clinical practice. This is achieved through several different modalities including:
    • residents presenting a current case/patient
    • simulated/virtual patient (through ACP program)
    • practice Complex/USMLE-type questions
    • review of radiologic imaging
    • review of USPSTF guidelines and supporting literature.
  • During certain blocks of time, specialists (E.g. nephrologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, etc.) are brought in for discussion on specific aspects of medicine where a resident presents a current case/patient and the specialists directs a relevant educational conversation on the subject.

Daily Noon Conference

  • Monday: Case Presentation
  • Tuesday: Basic Science Lecture
    • Emergency Medicine Lecture
    • Cardiology/EKG Conference
    • Rheumatology Conference
    • Endocrinology Conference
  • Wednesday: Board Review / Journal Club / Faculty updates
  • Thursday: CME Grand Rounds
  • Friday: Board Review / RAM

Ambulatory Case Lecture and Presentation

On the ambulatory clinic day, our residents will participate in a lecture/ case discussion with their attending focused on outpatient medicine topics and current guidelines.

Journal Club

Residents choose a recently published article from a peer-reviewed medical journal and submit it for approval. They then critically examine and critique the publication and create a presentation to be given in front of residents, attending clinicians and administration.

Faculty Updates

Representatives from various departments of the healthcare team including respiratory therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy and ITM meet with the residents to discuss ways to improve patient management and EMR navigation.

Resident Association Meetings (RAM)

Residents participate in quarterly meetings as a group to discuss any questions/concerns, as well as upcoming requirements.

Board Review (AM)


Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point offers employees the opportunity to enroll in a benefits package that best meets their needs.

The residents choose the medical, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance plans that make the most sense for them and their eligible dependents. The cost of the benefits package that you select is deducted from your paycheck.

Salary Information

  • PGY1: $55,217
  • PGY2: $56,819
  • PGY3: $58,587
  • PGY4: $58,282
  • PGY5: $60,737

Salary includes a $950 annual stipend for on-call meals. New residents receive up to $500 for attending orientation.

Expenses covered by the hospital

Miscellaneous expenses covered by the hospital include:

  • Educational materials
  • Professional membership dues
  • Conference and travel expenses
  • Cell phone voice and data service
  • Annual expense for on call meals
  • Equipment

The hospital will determine and make available, as needed, electronic devices for use consistent with the program‘s scope and needs. The assigned equipment is the property of the hospital and the resident or fellow agrees to use it only for purposes related to the program, not for personal purposes, including moonlighting assignments. Prior to the end date of the program, the resident or fellow will return the equipment to the hospital in the condition in which it was provided to him/her with reasonable wear and tear. If required, the resident or fellow agrees to enter a separate agreement with the hospital regarding such equipment.

Licensure

The hospital shall pay for the resident or fellow’s medical educational limited license. In cases where a full medical license is required by the medical board, the hospital shall pay for this license as well.

Required Certification

The hospital shall provide certification courses and any related materials required by the hospital and/or the program, including but not limited to, basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pursuant to the program manual.

In-Service Examinations

The program shall pay for in-training examinations in the applicable specialty.

Uniforms

The hospital shall provide two laboratory coats per academic year (July 1 - June 30).

Benefits

HCA provides a comprehensive list of personal benefits. The most current plans and enrollment and renewal information may be found at hcahranswers.com. Benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

Medical benefits, dental and vision

  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • CorePlus voluntary benefits
  • HCA 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)