Family Medicine
Residency Program

MISSION:

to fully equip our next generation of doctors with all the skills they will need to practice full-scope family medicine, build long-term relationships with their patients, peers and colleagues, and be roles model for our future generation of community health-care leaders.

Here at Lakeland Regional Health, we aim to provide exemplary training to the next generation of family physicians in order to meet the healthcare needs of our rapidly growing community. We aim to promote positive health habits that prevent disease and to provide continuity of care across a multitude of healthcare settings. We aim to train physicians who will provide full spectrum, whole-person, evidence-based care to each and every individual.

Why Train at LRH?

The US Department of Health and Human Services ranks Polk County as a health professional shortage area for Primary Care Physicians. Polk County has also been listed as one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. Lakeland Regional Health is an 864-bed hospital, which is the fifth largest in Florida, and contains one of the busiest Emergency Rooms in the nation.

Residents will have the opportunity to take care of patients in a community where access to primary care preventive services is urgently needed. They will work in a rapidly growing hospital system caring for a variety of patients of different backgrounds and with a diverse pathology of disease. A newly constructed 76,300-square-foot medical office building will be home to the Family Medicine GME Residency clinic – where residents will be able to provide a full spectrum of health care services to patients of all ages from newborns to geriatrics.

Curriculum

All hospital-based rotations will take place at Lakeland Regional health. The inpatient Family Medicine Service will be led by the family medicine core clinical faculty and run by the FM residents. The service will provide care for adult, pediatric, and maternity patients from the Family Medicine continuity clinic.

Currently under construction is a brand new 76,300-square-foot medical office building that serves as the continuity clinic for the Family Medicine Residency. The clinic will boast 26 exam rooms, a dedicated pediatric waiting room, a conference room – which also serves as a group visit lifestyle medicine teaching kitchen and dedicated resident office/workspace. Residents will spend 1 half-day a week in continuity clinic for PGY-1 and 3 half-days for PGY2 and PGY3.

Lakeland Regional Health has a research team ready and available to assist in our resident and faculty GME scholarly activities. Our program promotes research, scholarly activity, and critical thinking to advance the delivery of healthcare and train the next generation of physicians with the newest research and innovation.

Curriculum Schedule

PGY-1

In-Patient Medicine
Night Float
FM Clinic
OBGYN
NICU
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Hospital Pediatrics 
Gynecology
Cardiology

10 weeks
6 weeks
4 weeks
4 Weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks

PGY-2

In-Patient Medicine
Night Float
FM Clinic
OBGYN
ICU
Psychiatry
Hospital Pediatrics
Outpatient Pediatrics
Geriatrics
Elective

8 weeks
6 weeks
8 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
6 weeks

PGY-3

In-Patient Medicine
Night Float
FM Clinic
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Ped. Emergency Med. 
Sports Medicine
Outpatient Pediatrics
Practice Management
Elective

8 weeks
2 weeks
8 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
10 weeks

Weekly Didactic Curriculum

  • Residents will have dedicated protected weekly afternoon didactics.
  • These sessions will involve interactive sessions and lectures.
  • They will spend time in the simulation labs focusing training on Point of Care ultrasound, office based/hospital procedure training, and more.

Program Leadership

Sean McCann

Sean McCann, DO

Family Medicine Program Director

Core Faculty

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Zeidan Hammad,
MD

Tim Duke

Timothy Duke,
MD

anastasia sokhan

Anastasia Sokhan,
MD

michael lam

Michael Lam,
MD

Program Benefits and Highlights

Lakeland Regional Health offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to view the benefits package provided to LRH team members.

Beyond our standard tuition reimbursement program, retirement plans, paid time off and a comprehensive health and benefit plan, we also offer the following extended benefits for residents of our Graduate Medical Education Program:

  • Meal subsidy for on-call residents
  • Educational stipend for professional development
  • LRH GME Fitness Center
  • Expenses coverage and protected time off for USMLE Step 3/COMLEX 3

About Lakeland

Lakeland, the largest city in Polk County, has kept its small-town personality over the years and yet continues to become a vibrant and growing city. Conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando, Lakelanders have many ways to celebrate the climate, culture and opportunities available both in the local area and throughout Central Florida. World-class shopping, major sports franchises and entertainment venues in Tampa and Orlando and beaches on both the east and west coasts of Florida are all a quick drive away.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a complete application via ERAS. Residents will be chosen through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

NRMP Number: 2323120C0

Required Supporting Documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE/COMLEX Scores

We are excited to welcome all candidates to apply for our Graduate Medical Education programs. However, please note that applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visas at this time. Thank you for understanding.

Contact Us

Danielle Rhoden

Family Medicine Program Administrator

863-687-1100 Ext. 2464

or email us

New Family Medicine Facility

Coming Soon!

waiting area
patient room