We are Florida’s premier community EM program!

North Florida’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program


We are Florida’s premier community EM program and are focused on training emergency physicians who know how to be leaders in their hospitals. Whether it is leading an ICU team, working with an interprofessional team on sepsis mortality, or managing multiple resuscitations, by the end of residency our program will train you clinically and professionally. Our program is a 3-year Emergency Medicine residency in a busy, successful, and high-acuity Emergency Department.

Our program emphasizes clinical excellence and gives residents the foundations to succeed. Our curriculum is crafted around problem-based learning and online-resource utilization. Adult learners will have didactics, FOAMED integration, simulation, small group scenarios and their own educator roles to augment their learning. All didactics are focused on emphasizing what you need to know when practicing high-quality Emergency Medicine in the real world. Our clinical faculty are experienced and each provides unique expertise. We have two Fellowship-trained Ultrasound Directors, a multi-county EMS Director, and highly-involved Medical Director.

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#EMBound #MedStudentTwitter thank you for taking the time to learn about our program before the interview. And yes, we do read your whole application, so also thank you for taking the time to make it so good!

Dear #EMBound
1. Don’t feel obligated to attend interview dinners, they are there for you, not for us.
2. Be a team player, don’t collect interviews. Other students might be waiting to hear from their top program while that program is just a “practice for you”

FYI #EMBound, the PD list serve is blowing up right now. PDs and APDs have been reviewing a ton of applications. 10 interviews >96% match rate and 12 interviews >99% match!!!!! You don’t need more than 12 interviews. This is a team sport!

Just a friendly reminder that if you have >14 (at max 17) interviews, cancel the excess. You can only fill 1 spot & we don’t need the top 1/3 applying to EM monopolizing interviews during this already stressful season. Your colleagues thank you. 💜#thankyouforcomingtomyTEDTALK

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An innovative curriculum

Designed around new, innovative teaching methods being pioneered in emergency medicine right now, we have developed a curriculum that engages all types of learners.

  • FOAMed – Based on the famous Foundations of Emergency Medicine Curriculum, we have ensured our residents have access to EM:Rap, Hippo Education, PeerIX, Rosh Review, and Tintinalli’s e-book without any fees!

  • Protected Conference Time – Faculty will cover the ED to ensure you will be able to attend conference. We being prepping you for your board cases from day 1 in conference so you will have no trouble after residency!

  • Research – As part of a larger network of hospitals, those with a research interest will have ample opportunities to thrive. In addition to traditional research interests, our department has numerous quality improvement projects as we are always striving to improve care. In addition to access to our faculty, as an HCA hospital, you will have access to HCA data from over 300 other hospitals for your research!

  • Medical Education – Residents will have the opportunity teach medical students as they rotate through the department. In the final year of residency, residents have the opportunity to learn more formal teaching methods as part of our medical education elective.

  • High Volume – With over 75,000 visits to the ED every year, residents will be treating high acuity patients as part of an interdisciplinary team where resident education is paramount. In our first year, residents have performed more intubations, central lines, chest tubes, etc. than many other programs!

No matter your interest, North Florida is prepared to help you jump start your career in emergency medicine.

Our Curriculum

Message from the Program Director

Program Highlights

  • Busy, high acuity patient population with 44% of patients requiring admission.
  • Stable, talented and dedicated faculty. Practicing in our ED for the last 30 years, our faculty are successful and committed to your success.
  • Experience in multiple ED settings from freestanding EDs to a high acuity ED to a pediatric specialty hospital ED so you can hone your skills in any environment you want to practice in.
  • Active Research resource team with engaged director providing opportunities for involvement on all levels of research.
  • A Medical Director with corporate level expertise on successful EM processes.

We have a rigorous Medical Student experience available to student applicants! Our faculty and residents are looking forward to applicants for the next class. Contact us to learn more about the North Florida Emergency Medicine Residency Program!


Robyn Hoelle, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
Chairman of Emergency Medicine

Tami Vega, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director

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Our Program

Learn more about our residency, what makes us unique, and why training with us will prepare you for real world emergency medicine.


Learn more about our residents, faculty, and staff by reading their biographies here


Current projects include projects focusing on EM use of Ketamine, TBI, EM Residency Education, EMS, Sepsis, and more!

Medical Students

Learn about our medical student education, advantages to our rotation, and how to be a great EM rotator!