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
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 No

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
  • 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

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Angela Imes, aimes@kcumb.edu
  • Core Site Contact: Sandra Utterback, Utterback2@gmail.com
  • Director of Medical Education: Eugene Usberghi, DO