Resident Class of 2016-2017

We are excited and honored to extend to you this opportunity to participate in our Postgraduate Medical Education Program for American Osteopathic post-graduate students. We, the Board of Trustees, the Medical Staff, and the employees, believe that continuing your education here at Northside Hospital would be a vital, meaningful part of your medical training.

Started in 1999, Northside Hospital’s Postgraduate Medical Education Program is affiliated with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.Our dynamic clinical teaching faculty and staff are eager to share with you their knowledge and experience. Northside Hospital’s teaching staff are a combination of both Doctors of Osteopathic and Allopathic Medicine. The “hands on” approach to teaching and learning in our Postgraduate Medical Education Program will provide you with priceless opportunities to participate in patient care and management.

We are proud of our hospital’s achievements, the quality of care and the many important services and educational programs we provide to the people of our community. It is our hope that you soon will become a part of our exceptional team of medical professionals here at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute in St. Petersburg-the jewel of Florida’s spectacular West Coast. We look forward to working with you in your endeavors to achieve your medical career goals.

Facility Overview

Northside Hospital is a 288-bed, acute care facility and complete cardiac center, located in mid Pinellas County, just minutes from Florida's most beautiful gulf beaches.


  • Accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and is approved for 38 Internal Medicine Residency positions and 6 Cardiology Fellows.
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-Institutional Accreditation as of July 1, 2015. ACGME Initial Accreditation as of July 1, 2016 for our Internal Medicine Residency Program.
  • A teaching faculty of 130 physicians (both DO and MD) who are available to provide the candidate one of the best learning experiences in the Osteopathic Profession.

Program Goals

  • To prepare you for life as an osteopathic physician: philosophical; osteopathic manipulative therapy; and osteopathic principles.
  • To teach you the art of as well as the science of the practice of osteopathic medicine.
  • To help you assimilate and apply the knowledge and skills that you have acquired over the past four years.
  • To emphasize the effectiveness of the osteopathic concept both in hospital and in ambulatory settings in regard to the approach to healing and caring of the sick, the maimed, and the incurable who seek our help and counsel.
  • To clarify the importance of mutual cooperation and professionalism with our fellow physicians and hospital staff.
  • To begin to work with various health care providers in the community and to understand how each of the following factors interact with each other: insurance companies; managed care business; and various federal, state and county health care agencies.
  • To open up new areas of interest in primary and subspecialty care that will lead you to pursue an appropriate residency training program.