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Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Han, of UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program,

for receiving

Mental Health America’s Education Award for Innovations 2018!! 

See the link to Keystone Physician here! 


Pitt Med Students Receive Award of Excellence at AAFP National Conference

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine were selected to receive the 2018 Award of Excellence for Innovative Programming at the AAFP National Conference in Kansas City in August. This group promotes advocacy, service, and education regarding current issues and topics in family medicine. As co-coordinators during the 2018-18 academic year, Elise Pearson and Sarah Minney (both Class of 2020) set out to increase the visibility of Family Medicine at Pitt Med, emphasize community involvement and service, and create engaging learning opportunities in primary care topics for all interested students. The FMIG initiatives included connections with local organizations to offer blood pressure and blood sugar screenings at health fairs, a fundraiser and day of service benefiting a local food pantry, a Family Medicine mixer event for students to meet family medicine physicians in an informal setting, and participating in the creation of a 5-session mini-elective for students entitled “Transitions: Primary Care’s Role in Addiction Medicine”. View the article in the Keystone Physician Magazine here!  

Upcoming Events

46th Family Medicine Refresher Course 

March 14-16, 2019- Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

47th Family Medicine Refresher Course

March 28-30, 2020- Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

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Internal Medicine Residency Program



Welcome From the Program Director

UCF COM/HCA GME Consortium
Internal Medicine Residency Program


Our program is sponsored by the University of Central Florida College of Medicine/HCA GME Consortium. The University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF COM) is located in Lake Nona, the site of Orlando’s developing Medical City near the international airport. Medical City contains the College of Medicine, the new Orlando VA Medical Center buildings, Nemours Children’s Hospital and several research institutes including Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and the University of Florida Center for Aging. Healthcare Corporation of America’s Osceola Regional Medical Center is a large tertiary care hospital located 14 miles southwest of Lake Nona in Kissimmee, and is a major medical care provider in Osceola County, Florida. Osceola Regional documents over 87,000 Emergency visits annually, and 18,000+ annual admissions.

Our program is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of the communities we serve. We are committed to providing a dynamic, engaging education offering exposure to a wide array of clinical and research opportunities. Our program offers a balance of proven traditional approaches and innovation woven throughout. We are dedicated to training outstanding physicians in an academic and collegial environment that features cutting edge medicine, exciting scholarly opportunities, and patient diversity.

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


Abdo Asmar, MD, FACP

Vice Chairman, Graduate Medical Education

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Department of Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education

University of Central Florida, College of Medicine

Email: [email protected]


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Is a Career in Medicine Right for You? — Medical School & Residency

Consider Educational Expenses

The national average debt for medical students is more than $100,000, and the cost of tuition continues to rise. While medical education is expensive, it is an investment with a rewarding career and an above average income. If you choose a career in primary care, there are many loan forgiveness and loan repayment program options available. Ninety percent of medical school students incur some type of student loans to finance their education.

To learn more about paying off debt from student loans, visit the Debt Management section, where you can download and print a guide to use as reference throughout medical school.

Expect to Be Challenged

Medical school admissions committees are looking for students who will be able to keep up with the coursework. Most medical students agree that the amount of material required during the first two years of pre-clinical study is exponentially higher than the workload during undergraduate school. During the third and fourth (clinical) years, there are also physical and psychological demands made by very long hours, hard work, and interaction with patients. Bottom line: It takes a highly motivated individual to pursue a career in medicine.

“What if I’m not sure about a career in medicine?”

If you have doubts, you should always keep your options open. Medicine is not for everyone. Choosing to pursue a career in medicine for prestige or financial rewards will likely be disappointing, as most physicians find that medicine is a vocation that requires a commitment to service, lifelong learning and the dedication to practice competently and compassionately.

The decision whether to stay on a pre-medical track can usually be deferred through the first two years of college without loss of credit when changing majors. This will give you time to gather as much information as possible about what medicine has to offer.

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