A Welcome Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. As a private community hospital and academic teaching center, we are honored to train future healthcare providers as we deliver excellent care to our community. Our goal is to train residents who will become exceptional clinicians and leaders in family medicine.

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg offers an ACGME-accredited, three-year residency program in family medicine, and accepts eight residents each year to join our vibrant graduate medical education community. With Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s uniquely diverse patient population, strong academic foundation and wide range of opportunities to experience, our residents develop the confidence and skill to handle the many challenges of today’s healthcare environment. Throughout the course of the program, we train our family medicine residents in several specialty areas, and they serve as both students and teachers. Residents also are given the independence to care for their own patients. Our residents leave here well-prepared to pursue a variety of career paths in family medicine, whether in clinical practice, continued subspecialty training or academics.

We are pleased that you are considering Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for your residency training and the beginning of a rewarding career. Please take some time to review this site to learn more about our Family Medicine Residency Program.

Best regards,

Lorna Fountain, MD, FAAFP
Family Medicine Residency Program Director 


COVID-19 and Residency Applications

If you are a medical student with a graduation date in 2021 and are interested in our program, we continue to recruit and match residents for the 2021-22 academic year. We are aware that away rotations and the application process will be different this year. Applications will be accepted September 17 – October 21, and virtual interviews conducted via Zoom will start October 28, 2020. Please see the “How to Apply” section page for further details. Thank you for considering our program.