Family Medicine Residency

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Halifax Health Medical Center is flexible and designed to fulfill each resident’s individual needs and objectives. The program provides sequential and gradually increasing ambulatory care responsibility as well as realistic experiences required of family physicians. The family physician is primarily responsible for comprehensive ambulatory care. For this reason, our program increases the time allotted to ambulatory care and community medicine during the three year program. The first year is somewhat similar to a rotating internship with about 90 percent inpatient training and 10 percent ambulatory care. By the second year, time is divided equally between in hospital and ambulatory care services. In the third year, 80 percent of the resident’s time is spent in outpatient training.

We have a strong clinical orientation with a wealth of clinical material in the community and hospital. The learning opportunities in the program are structured to provide appropriate training for residents whether their future plans include solo, group or managed care practices, regardless of community size. A significant amount of training time involves preceptorships in private physician’s offices. The call schedule decreases from first to third years to reflect trends being adopted nationwide. The residency program is affiliated with the Department of Family Medicine of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine.

The Philosophy

The well-trained family physician should be capable of managing 90 percent of the problems he or she will encounter and can coordinate outpatient management and community support. The foundation of family medicine is based on close relationships between the doctor and the community. Because many university medical centers have become dominated by specialists, community hospitals such as Halifax Health Medical Center provide ideal settings for training. Our objectives are to provide:

  • Comprehensive family medicine training in inpatient and outpatient settings that allows graduating residents to feel confident and comfortable practicing in any milieu.
  • The highest quality of continuing, preventive comprehensive healthcare to patients.
  • Maturity and self-awareness and awareness of personal limitations.
  • Ongoing self-assessment.
  • Mastery of discipline required for continuing medical education.
  • Well-rounded knowledge in the political, social, governmental and business aspects of healthcare delivery.

The residency program is an equal opportunity employer. Residents are selected through the National Residency Matching Program. Applications will be received through ERAS, the American Association of Medical College’s Electronic Residency Application Service. Applicants are screened for commitment to patients and community, as well as academic ability. Flexibility, teamwork and problem-solving ability are desirable. Selection is a group process with resident input being important. Perhaps the most important factor is the ability to get along and integrate efficiently with co-workers.

For more information about this program please email Laura Lamb at:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Halifax Health FMRP values diversity in our resident group and in the patients we serve.  In keeping with our commitment to graduate exceptionally qualified, well-rounded physicians, we embrace a curriculum that promotes health equity, care for diverse populations, and social justice in medicine and medical education.  We seek to advance our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives to meet the needs of our learners and our patients.  We provide training for residents, faculty and staff to understand these issues and work on developing skills to effectively provide health care for all members of our population.  Our program has traditionally supported residents who complete international rotations, and we are proud to have graduated residents who go on to work in underserved communities.  Our Community Medicine rotation provides residents with opportunities to have experience with underserved populations in our community.  Faculty members are involved in anti-racism and pro-LGBTQ efforts nationally in Family Medicine.

We welcome prospective residents who are interested in these topic areas to apply.  We support a diverse, inclusive workforce and welcome applicants from all racial/ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual orientation, and physical ability backgrounds, as well as other forms of difference.  The Halifax Health FMRP is committed to ensuring a safe, supportive work environment for all its residents.

For information on Residency, Fellowship or Externship applications:
Carrie Vey, M.D., Program Director
Family Medicine Residency Program
Halifax Health Medical Center
P.O. Box 2830
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2830 or 386.425.4167

For information on ERAS, Electronic Residency Application Service, contact your Dean’s office.

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