Gulf Coast Medical Center

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Gulf Coast Medical Center is located in the heart of southwest Florida. We are part of Lee Memorial Health System, a four-hospital health care system located in Lee County. Gulf Coast Medical Center completed a brand new 550,000-sq.-foot hospital with 349 private rooms, a 43-bed emergency medicine department and 22 operating rooms. Our hospital is a full-service facility. The medical community is very supportive of our osteopathic program and many MDs are preceptors, as well as many of our DO physicians are part of a MD group and highly respected by their peers.

Gulf Coast Medical Center

School Affiliations

  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Statistics

Hospital Total Beds Admissions ER Visits Outpatient Visits Births Inpatient Surgeries Outpatient Surgeries Trauma Center DOs on Staff MDs on Staff
Cape Coral Hospital 291 17,617 57,551  182,338 1,343 3,546  3,366  No 90 572
Golisano Children's Hospital 173 2,799 43 22,560 457 N/A N/A No 21 221
Gulf Coast Medical Center 356 24,149 53,925 23,653 1,385 6,347 4,859 No 112 664
HealthPark Medical Center 308 23,137 43,164 35,913 3,593 5,009 6,710 No 136 832
Lee Memorial 414 16,401 46,096 35,930 1 6,762 3,978 No 146 769

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Outpatient, completed with site DME
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) - Inpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy-Immunology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Allergy-Immunology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gerontology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Bynecology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Urology

Residency Information

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to classroom with video conference capability, computers, dining room, internet, medical library, phones, printers, shower, study space and WiFi while on duty at the hospital
  • Meal Benefits: Students have meal benefits at Gulf Coast Medical Center and may also have access to the doctor’s lounge when with the assigned attending physician
  • Visiting Student Housing: Housing is unavailable at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in weekly rounds, night call and weekend rounds as assigned
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in lectures two hours every week and monthly DME meeting and dinner lecture the 3rd Monday of each month
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Students are required to participate in OMT with the site DME and in monthly OMT clinic

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background check and drug screen required annually
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications must be current
  • Chest x-ray required for positive PPD
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) required
  • Fingerprinting required
  • Global Medicine or KCU-sponsored DOCARE may only be taken as a selective (may not be counted as a core clerkship)
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams taken at a Prometric Testing Center (testing accommodations other than extra time may not be available)
  • Orientation provided prior to the first clerkship
  • TB Mask Fit required and provided on-site
  • TB screening required annually (two-step)
  • Travel may be required for third-year Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 10/2/18

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Angela Imes
  • Core Site Contact: Sandra Utterback
  • Core Site Director of Medical Education: Eugene Usberghi, DO
  • Lee Memorial Director of Medical Education: Eric Goldsmith, DO