UCF COM/HCA GME Consortium
Transitional Year

Thank you for your interest in the University of Central Florida College of Medicine/Healthcare Corporation of America Graduate Medical Education Consortium's Transitional Year residency program. The program became accredited by the ACGME in December 2016 and welcomed its inaugural class in July 2017.

Hosted by Osceola Regional Medical Center, the UCF COM/HCA GME Consortium Transitional Year program is a one-year program which offers a broad-based clinical experience for learners pursuing training in advanced residencies such as Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Preventive Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiation Oncology and Radiology. Our applicants come from across the US and around the world, and upon arrival have access to state-of-the-art facilities and expert clinician-educators from many specialties. At Osceola Regional Medical Center we are committed to care and improvement of human life and strive to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare to the community which we serve. It is our vision that everyone who passes through our doors will have a positive experience.

The program's educational goals are to teach outstanding patient care, to model professionalism at all times, and to create habits of continuous intellectual growth. These goals are achieved through the provision of physician exposure to a wide range of patients, clinical conditions, and practice settings. Our patient care curriculum is grounded in well-rounded clinical experience and all Transitional Year residents are encouraged to enhance their knowledge base and clinical skills by rotating through a variety of disciplines. Our residents' well-being is also an essential part of the curriculum to ensure a healthy balanced educational experience. It is through this exposure to a variety of patient presentations, clinical teaching and wellness focus that our Transitional Year residents are able to move ahead in their training, capable of better care for a myriad of patients or problems that they may encounter.

Comments from our graduates include "Great educational experience"; "Overall great program! Ample opportunities for learning both medically and with procedures." "Faculty and residents are phenomenal"; "Most of the faculty take an interest in resident well-being and education."

Thank you for your interest in our program. We hope that you have an opportunity to visit with us. If we can provide any assistance in answering questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Joshua Shultz, MD
Program Director

Mission Statement

To provide a high-quality educational experience in an intellectually and socially stimulating learner-centered environment