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The Program

Image of the program staff and graduating residents of 2018

Lakeside Medical Center received accreditation to offer a new Family Medicine program, which began in July 2011. The three-year program has five residency positions each year, for a total of 15 positions (see curriculum).

The hospital serves as the main clinical training site and partners with academic and community organizations, including Nova Southeastern University, the Palm Beach County Health Department and Florida Community Health Centers to provide a diversified and rewarding educational experience for our residents.

  • The program utilizes the latest video teleconferencing technology to expand and complete the resident's educational experience.
  • Didactic activities include a daily morning report, specialty noon lectures and interactive discussions with the teaching faculty.
  • Distance learning via video teleconferencing also includes multi-specialty lectures and specialty courses.


  • Residency Year 1 - $43,000
  • Residency Year 2 - $45,000
  • Residency Year 3 - $47,000


All meals are provided while in the hospital, seven days a week. Residents can choose from the quiet, private Doctor's Dining room or a traditional cafeteria and general dining environment.


Life, health and professional liability insurance are provided based on the benefits of all other Health Care District Employees.


Residents are given 20 PTO days and 5 Administrative Days per Academic Year.

Educational Books, Software and Technology

Residents receive a $3000 stipend annually to cover approved Educational Books, Conferences, and Boards. $700 of this stipend is to be used towards the purchase of a medical PDA once throughout the 3 year term of residency.


Our program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not offer pre-match positions. The following documents are required to complete your application through ERAS:

  • ERAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably from a primary care physician but others will be reviewed)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical school performance evaluation (MSPE) or Dean's letter
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Current ECFMG status report (for international medical graduates only)
  • Photograph

ERAS opens in September. It is recommended to apply by November 1, but no later than December 1. Interviews take place from November through early January. No application status updates will be given over the phone. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Note: We do not sponsor H-1B Visas. The J-1/J-2 Alien Physician Visa, Sponsored by ECFMG, is the preferred visa status for foreign medical graduates applying to Lakeside Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency.

For more information, please call the GME Office (561) 996-6571 Ext. 348220