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Letter to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our program. Please take the time to explore our website. It should answer many of your questions about our program. Be sure to check out our resident videos highlighting their view of our program. The residents will certainly give you the best perspective of what it is truly like to be a resident in our program.

Our program is a fully-accredited 3-year program in Internal Medicine. We have a strong history of residents matching with fellowships and also with residents attaining hospitalist and primary care positions throughout the country. We are also very proud of our current board passage rate. We take our responsibility to train the next generation of physicians very seriously.

I have seen firsthand the dedication that Dr. Oller has to this program. She is an outstanding teacher and clinician who values the input of the residents. She has a clear vision for where she wants to take this program and dedicates much of her time and energy to its success. She also has a wonderful team of associate program directors and faculty who are dedicated to residency education. The residents value our PD, APDs, and faculty very highly.

We hope that you will seriously consider USF Health Internal Medicine in your search for your residency home. Please contact us with any questions you may have. We wish you all the best as you embark on this next phase of your medical training.


Helen Memoli
Former Assistant Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Benefits & Perks

Pay and benefits (which include health insurance) are very competitive. The USF GME Resident & Fellow Handbook has detailed information about annual stipends and benefits, as well as information on various policies, benefits and services available and applicable to residents. The USF GME website also summarizes the requirements and standards for all GME trainees. 

2023-2024 Stipend

  • PGY-1: $60,967.00        
  • PGY-2: $63,007.00         
  • PGY-3: $65,168.00
  • For the most up-to-date salary information, please visit the USF GME Housestaff Stipends page.

Vacation and Leave

  • All residents receive twenty (20) weekdays of vacation per academic year. Vacation days can be used flexibly, so residents can allocate their vacation days in any way they choose on qualifying rotations.        
  • Residents are allotted ten (10) sick days per academic year, which can be taken in half-days if applicable.       
  • Residents will receive compensated parental/medical/caregiver leave per qualifying event up to a maximum of 10 days per academic year.       
  • Residents have five 5 days per year to attend medical conferences.


  • At Tampa General Hospital, residents receive preloaded meal debit cards at the start of the year. The amount on the card is calculated based on time during the year at the hospital.      
  • At the James A Haley Veterans’ Hospital residents on call and on ICU will receive meal vouchers.       
  • At Moffitt Cancer Center residents on-call and on nights will receive meal vouchers.

Education Fund Spending

  • Step 3 Exam:
    • All interns are given 6 month access to UWorld for the Step 3 examination
    • USF GME provides $500 worth of reimbursement for Step 3 registration for residents that will be employed by USF for at least two years
  • Internal Medicine Boards:
    • All categorical interns are given the MKSAP Digital Internal Medicine Core Curriculum, to be used throughout residency
    • All categorical residents in their PGY2 year are given a 2-year access to UWORLD for the ABIM examination
  • Conferences:
    • Residents can apply for reimbursement of conference registration, hotel, airfare, poster printing costs, up to $1,750 per conference presentation


As part of your compensation package, health insurance for all residents is provided. The benefits package also includes malpractice, group life, and group disability insurance. Spouse-only coverage and full-family coverage can be added for additional monthly fees. Dental and vision insurance are not included, but can be added along with additional individual life and disability coverage.

Resident Wellness

  • Residents have free membership to the TGH Health and Wellness Center, and access to the mini-gym in the TGH GME Workroom.
  • Moffitt offers on site fitness opportunities, including a walking club and yoga classes. Especially popular with clinicians is the Moffitt Mindfulness class.
  • We have recently established a number of affinity groups as a means to develop connections with individuals who share similar backgrounds, including Black/African-American in Medicine, Hispanic/LatinX in Medicine, LGBQT+ in Medicine, Women in Medicine, and Asian American/Middle Eastern/Pacific Islander in Medicine.
  • Resident Assistance Program (RAP) offers up to eight (8) visits per year for you/each of your dependents at no charge to assist with multiple areas of concern such as work/life balance, relationship struggles, substance use or dependency, grief or loss, legal or financial concerns and more.
  • As a USF resident, you may receive a voucherfor cab fare or reimbursement of Uber/Lyft from hospital to home if you feel fatigued - regardless of the length of the shift you’ve worked.


  • Moonlighting is available for PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents who are in good standing.
  • Note: Moonlighting/OA employment malpractice insurance coverage is not provided by GME as part of the USF Health Self Insurance Program and is the responsibility of the resident participating in moonlighting/OA.

Other Benefits

  • The Resident Assistance Program (RAP) is a confidential evaluation, brief counseling, and referral service designed to assist the Resident and family members in finding assistance with a wide variety of personal and professional concerns. This service is voluntary, confidential, and provided as a benefit of the residency program.
  • Two white, full-length, monogrammed lab coats are provided for all interns and residents free of charge.

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