Graduate Medical Education
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Resident Assistance Program


Available 24/7/365





The Resident Assistance program (RAP) is a confidential assessment, brief counseling, support, motivational and referral service to assist residents, family members and significant others in addressing both personal and professional concerns.  The first three visits by the resident, family member and/or significant other to the RAP are free of charge. RAP is staffed by highly qualified professionals to assist with any area of concern related to work life balance, emotional or behavioral health concerns, marital or relationship struggles, substance abuse or dependency, family matters, grief or loss, or legal and financial concerns. Many individual find the RAP to be an excellent resource to assist in professional development needs, time management, communication and interpersonal skills as well.  The service is established through non-University providers to assure privacy and freedom from interaction with colleagues or supervisors.

RAP is committed to assisting residents in any area of their personal and professional life so that they may go through residency in a balanced, growth producing manner.  RAP is also committed to assist family members and/or significant others in their personal and professional development as well. This service is voluntary, confidential and provided as a benefit of the residency program. To access the program a resident calls 813-870-3344, a number reserved specifically for the Resident Assistance Program.

Pamphlets describing the Resident Assistance Program are available from all residency coordinators, at the GME Office at the College of Medicine, and in the lounge and study/call rooms at Tampa General Hospital.

To receive assistance simply call RAP at the designated number (813-870-3344) or 727-576-5164 or 800-343-4670, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  After normal business hours a live service will take your call and your rap representative will call you shortly thereafter.

Additional information is available through the RAP provider website at  Quarterly newsletters covering items of interest to residents and covering ACGME competencies are published at  and have both an archive and topic search capacity. In addition, monthly Topics of Interest are published at