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
  • KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Statistics

Hospital Total Beds Admissions ER Visits Outpatient Visits Births Inpatient Surgeries Outpatient Surgeries Trauma Center
Cape Coral Hospital 291 15,925   242,504 1,336     No
Golisano Children's Hospital N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gulf Coast Medical Center 349 22,033 39,071 66,232 1,589 5,568 4,146 No
Lee Memorial 835 37,864 84,079 166,511 2,833 10,369 9,944 Yes

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (1 block) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (2 blocks) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (2 blocks) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (1 block) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (1 block) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (1 block) Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ob/Gyn
  • OMM
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pain Management
  • Pathology
  • PM&R
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery

Residency Information

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to the medical library, computers, internet, printers and phones while on duty at the hospital.
  • Meal Benefits: Students have meal benefits while rotating at Gulf Coast Medical Center. Students may also have access to the doctor’s lounge when with the assigned attending physician.
  • Visiting Student Housing: Housing is not available at this time. Students are urged to check with other students who might be willing to share.

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in weekend call and weekend rounds.
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in lectures, patient rounds and required reading as assigned.
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Opportunities for skill development in OMT/OPP for one hour during monthly didactics.

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background Check and Drug Screen is required annually
  • TB Screening is required annually (two-step testing)
  • Chest x-ray required for positive PPD
  • Fingerprinting is required
  • TB Mask Fit is required and is provided by the hospital
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS Certifications must be current
  • Orientation is provided prior to the first clerkship
  • Additions or changes may occur at any time

Contact Information

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