Interactive Program Information

Interactive Program Booklet

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Contact Us

For more information, please call (813) 916-2348 or email our Program Coordinator, Chantal Vazquez.

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How to Apply

  • ACGME: 9991100237
  • NRMP: 1772999P0

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Mission Statement

The Brandon Regional Hospital Transitional Year Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program Overview

The Transitional Year Residency Program at Brandon Regional Hospital is an ACGME accredited one-year training program with 13 PGY One Residents. The sponsoring programs are the Internal Medicine residency programs.

ACGME requires that 24 weeks of a Transitional Year Resident training be devoted to a discipline that offers fundamental clinical skills, including emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, or surgery. We satisfy these requirements with the following rotations ICU, ED, SURG, FM and IM. The Transitional Year consists of thirteen blocks and is designed to provide a comprehensive experience in general medicine, in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. The residents are integrated into core rotations and electives with other residents.

The program director will work directly with each resident to fulfill the requirements for a clinical base year in his or her chosen field. This program is designed to provide our residents with the educational experiences needed to prepare them for the next level of post graduate medical education training. Our program, faculty, and hospital are all committed to a providing a quality educational experience that will prepare our graduates for their future specialty residency program.

Get to Know the Team

Stephen W. Mester, MD
Program Director

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Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Salary & Benefits Information


PGY1: $54,267

PGY2: $54,506

PGY3: $56,212

PGY4: $58,282