Family Medicine – Osteopathic Residency

Family Medicine – Osteopathic Residency

About the Program

Our Commitment to Osteopathic Family Medicine

Our mission is to train osteopathic Family Physicians that excel in their medical knowledge, clinical practice, professionalism, commitment to life-long learning, and service and leadership in their communities. We promote this development in an environment grounded in our osteopathic heritage, caring for the mind-body-sprint and promoting whole person and whole family care. We are ACGME accredited with Osteopathic Recognition, and we continue to maintain our American Osteopathic Association Accreditation.

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Kamini Geer, MD
Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine


 

Faculty

of AdventHealth Medical Education

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    Shing-Yu Lin, MD
    Clinical Faculty
    Education: • Texas A&M College of Medicine • Emory University Internal Medicine Residency Areas of Interest: • Medical Education Residency Activities: • Journal Club • M&M Case Reviews
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    Sonia Madrazo-Rico, MD
    Director of Pediatrics
    Director of Pediatrics Education • University de Monterrey, Mexico • Albany Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program Areas of Interest • Pediatric Primary Care Residency Activities • Oversight of CFC Pediatric Clinic • Residency Pediatric Curricula and lectures
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    Timothy Spruill, Ed.D
    Associate Director for Behavioral Sciences, Research & Quality Initiatives
    Behavioral Science Education: Western Michigan University Areas of Interest • Integration of Behavioral Health in Primary Care settings • Motivational Interviewing • Suicide risk assessment and evidence-based treatments Residency Activities • Directing/supervising counseling interns • Longitudinal Behavioral Medicine rotation for residents. • Resiliency Group for residency classes
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    Naz Gandikal, DO
    Assistant Director of Inpatient Services
    Education • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences: Kansas City, MO • Family Medicine Residency Advent Health East: Orlando, Fl Areas of Interest • Physician leadership and development • Patient experience • Patient Safety and Quality • Hospital Administration • Academic Hospital Medicine, Autoimmune diseases, Endocrinology and Critical Care Residency Activities • Assistant Director for Inpatient Services • Unit Medical Director • Assistant Chief of Staff
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    Richard Margaitis, DO
    Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM & Primary Care Sports Medicine
    Education • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine • Florida Hospital East Orlando Integrated Family Medicine Residency and Neuromusculoskeletal Residency • East Carolina University and Brody School of Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Areas of Interest • Primary Care Sports Medicine Residency Activities • Orlando Solar Bears team physician • High School Football game coverage • School Sports Physicals
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    Eileen Conaway, DO
    Core Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM and NMM+1
    Core Faculty Education • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine • Florida Hospital East Orlando Integrated Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Residency Areas of Interest • Osteopathic manipulative treatment for infants, children, prenatal and postpartum patients • EHR functionality and improvement • Visceral OMT techniques • Injections w/wo ultrasound guidance Residency Activities • OMT clinic for pediatric, prenatal and postpartum patients • OMT hospital
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    Kamini Geer, MD
    Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine
    Program Director, Family Medicine Education • Albany Medical College • Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Health • Montefiore Women’s Health Fellowship • Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University Areas of Interest • Underserved health care • Women’s health Residency Activities • CFC GYN Clinic • CFC OB clinic • Community Medicine Clinic at East
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    Arlene O'Donnell, DO
    Core Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM and NMM+1
    Core Faculty Education • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine • Florida Hospital East Orlando Integrated Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Residency Areas of Interest • Osteopathic manipulative treatment for infants, children, prenatal and postpartum patients • EHR functionality and improvement • Visceral OMT techniques • Injections w/wo ultrasound guidance Residency Activities • OMT clinic for pediatric, prenatal and postpartum patients • OMT hospital
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    Shawn St. Marie, DO
    Faculty Hospitalist
    Education • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine • Internal Medicine Residency. Berkshire Medical Center, MA • Neuromuscular Medicine/ Osteopathic Medicine Residency. Advent Health East Orlando, FL Areas of interest • Critical care, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Gastroenterology • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine • Hospital Medicine Education and Simulation • Ethics and Humanitarianism in Medicine Residency Activities • Simulation Education
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    Alyaz Somji, DO
    Faculty Hospitalist
    Education • Nova Southeastern University College Of Medicine • Internal Medicine Residency at Palmetto General Hospital Areas of Interest • Functional medicine and lifestyle coaching • CHF/COPD readmission committee • Safety alliance physician champion Residency Activities • Ethics committee chair • Unit medical director
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    Edward Jackson, MD
    Medical Director
    Medical Director, Center for Family Care Education • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University • Saginaw Cooperative Hospital Areas of Interest • Skin diseases and skin surgery • Hospice and End of Life care • Geriatrics (CAQ) Residency Activities • Skin procedures instruction • ALSO instructor
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      Shing-Yu Lin, MD
      Clinical Faculty

      Education:
      • Texas A&M College of Medicine
      • Emory University Internal Medicine Residency
      Areas of Interest:
      • Medical Education
      Residency Activities:
      • Journal Club
      • M&M Case Reviews

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      Sonia Madrazo-Rico, MD
      Director of Pediatrics

      Director of Pediatrics
      Education
      • University de Monterrey, Mexico
      • Albany Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program
      Areas of Interest
      • Pediatric Primary Care
      Residency Activities
      • Oversight of CFC Pediatric Clinic
      • Residency Pediatric Curricula and lectures

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      Timothy Spruill, Ed.D
      Associate Director for Behavioral Sciences, Research & Quality Initiatives

      Behavioral Science
      Education: Western Michigan University
      Areas of Interest
      • Integration of Behavioral Health in Primary Care settings
      • Motivational Interviewing
      • Suicide risk assessment and evidence-based treatments
      Residency Activities
      • Directing/supervising counseling interns
      • Longitudinal Behavioral Medicine rotation for residents.
      • Resiliency Group for residency classes

    • fpo1
      Naz Gandikal, DO
      Assistant Director of Inpatient Services

      Education
      • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences: Kansas City, MO
      • Family Medicine Residency Advent Health East: Orlando, Fl

      Areas of Interest
      • Physician leadership and development
      • Patient experience
      • Patient Safety and Quality
      • Hospital Administration
      • Academic Hospital Medicine, Autoimmune diseases, Endocrinology and Critical Care

      Residency Activities
      • Assistant Director for Inpatient Services
      • Unit Medical Director
      • Assistant Chief of Staff

    • fpo1
      Richard Margaitis, DO
      Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM & Primary Care Sports Medicine

      Education
      • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
      • Florida Hospital East Orlando Integrated Family Medicine Residency and Neuromusculoskeletal Residency
      • East Carolina University and Brody School of Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship
      Areas of Interest
      • Primary Care Sports Medicine
      Residency Activities
      • Orlando Solar Bears team physician
      • High School Football game coverage
      • School Sports Physicals

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      Eileen Conaway, DO
      Core Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM and NMM+1

      Core Faculty
      Education
      • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      • Florida Hospital East Orlando Integrated Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Residency
      Areas of Interest
      • Osteopathic manipulative treatment for infants, children, prenatal and postpartum patients
      • EHR functionality and improvement
      • Visceral OMT techniques
      • Injections w/wo ultrasound guidance
      Residency Activities
      • OMT clinic for pediatric, prenatal and postpartum patients
      • OMT hospital

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      Kamini Geer, MD
      Program Director Osteopathic Family Medicine

      Program Director, Family Medicine
      Education
      • Albany Medical College
      • Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Health
      • Montefiore Women’s Health Fellowship
      • Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
      Areas of Interest
      • Underserved health care
      • Women’s health
      Residency Activities
      • CFC GYN Clinic
      • CFC OB clinic
      • Community Medicine Clinic at East

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      Arlene O'Donnell, DO
      Core Faculty Osteopathic Family Medicine, NMM and NMM+1

      Core Faculty
      Education
      • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      • Florida Hospital East Orlando Integrated Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Residency
      Areas of Interest
      • Osteopathic manipulative treatment for infants, children, prenatal and postpartum patients
      • EHR functionality and improvement
      • Visceral OMT techniques
      • Injections w/wo ultrasound guidance
      Residency Activities
      • OMT clinic for pediatric, prenatal and postpartum patients
      • OMT hospital

    • fpo1
      Shawn St. Marie, DO
      Faculty Hospitalist

      Education
      • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
      • Internal Medicine Residency. Berkshire Medical Center, MA
      • Neuromuscular Medicine/ Osteopathic Medicine Residency. Advent Health East Orlando, FL
      Areas of interest
      • Critical care, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Gastroenterology
      • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
      • Hospital Medicine Education and Simulation
      • Ethics and Humanitarianism in Medicine
      Residency Activities
      • Simulation Education

    • fpo1
      Alyaz Somji, DO
      Faculty Hospitalist

      Education
      • Nova Southeastern University College Of Medicine
      • Internal Medicine Residency at Palmetto General Hospital
      Areas of Interest
      • Functional medicine and lifestyle coaching
      • CHF/COPD readmission committee
      • Safety alliance physician champion
      Residency Activities
      • Ethics committee chair
      • Unit medical director

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      Edward Jackson, MD
      Medical Director

      Medical Director, Center for Family Care
      Education
      • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
      • Saginaw Cooperative Hospital
      Areas of Interest
      • Skin diseases and skin surgery
      • Hospice and End of Life care
      • Geriatrics (CAQ)
      Residency Activities
      • Skin procedures instruction
      • ALSO instructor

Residents

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      Varna Davalath, DO
      PGY - 1
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      Jay Feldman, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      Amber Hill, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      LaRaey King, DO
      PGY - 1
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      Michelle Kuruvilla, DO
      PGY - 1
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      Umberto Napoletano, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      Lam Nguyen, MD
      PGY - 2
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      Rodrigo Urcia, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      Emily Xiawei Zhong, DO
      PGY - 1
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      Jubeth Burlison, DO
      Chief Resident
      PGY-3
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      Tracy Nogle, DO
      Chief Resident
      PGY-3
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      Dolor Akpore, DO
      PGY-3
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      Jason Faucheux, DO
      PGY-3
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      Ji Eun Kim, DO
      PGY-3
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      Krystle Morris, DO
      PGY-3
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      Daniel Moses, DO
      PGY-3
    • fpo1
      Matthew Wilson, DO
      PGY-3
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      Trudy-Ann Alston, DO
      PGY-2
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      Allison Bardowell, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Cory Cosgrave, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Chad Hietschold, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Daniel Junco, DO
      PGY-2
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      Nathalie Perdomo, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Varna Davalath, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      Jay Feldman, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      Amber Hill, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      LaRaey King, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      Michelle Kuruvilla, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      Umberto Napoletano, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      Lam Nguyen, MD
      PGY - 2
    • fpo1
      Rodrigo Urcia, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      Emily Xiawei Zhong, DO
      PGY - 1
    • fpo1
      Jubeth Burlison, DO
      Chief Resident
      PGY-3
    • fpo1
      Tracy Nogle, DO
      Chief Resident
      PGY-3
    • fpo1
      Dolor Akpore, DO
      PGY-3
    • fpo1
      Jason Faucheux, DO
      PGY-3
    • fpo1
      Ji Eun Kim, DO
      PGY-3
    • fpo1
      Krystle Morris, DO
      PGY-3
    • fpo1
      Daniel Moses, DO
      PGY-3
    • fpo1
      Matthew Wilson, DO
      PGY-3
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      Trudy-Ann Alston, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Allison Bardowell, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Cory Cosgrave, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Chad Hietschold, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Daniel Junco, DO
      PGY-2
    • fpo1
      Nathalie Perdomo, DO
      PGY-2

Curriculum

Rotation Schedule
  • Inpatient Family Medicine 14 Weeks
  • Inpatient Obstetrics 4 Weeks
  • Ambulatory Gynecology 2 Weeks
  • Pharmacy 2 Weeks
  • Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Introduction to Family Medicine 2 Weeks
  • Cardiology 2 Weeks
  • Inpatient and Ambulatory Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4 Weeks
  • General Surgery 4 Weeks
  • Orthopedics 4 Weeks
  • Newborn 4 Weeks
  • Inpatient Peds 4 Weeks
  • Inpatient Family Medicine 12 Weeks
  • Sports Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Inpatient and Ambulatory Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Critical Care 4 Weeks
  • Geriatrics 4 Weeks
  • Inpatient pediatric 4 Weeks
  • Practice management 2 Weeks
  • Ambulatory Family Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Outpatient pediatrics 4 Weeks
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology 4 Weeks
  • Elective 4 Weeks
  • Community medicine 2 Weeks
  • Inpatient Family Medicine 10 Weeks
  • Practice Management 2 Weeks
  • Surgery Selective 4 Weeks
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Geriatrics 4 Weeks
  • Ambulatory Family Medicine 4 Weeks
  • Inpatient and Ambulatory Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4 weeks 4 Weeks
  • Elective 8 Weeks
  • Outpatient Gynecology 2 Weeks

Founded in the osteopathic tradition, the program integrates the principles of continuity, whole person, and family care, maintaining a guided philosophy of caring for the mind-body-spirit with attention to its relation to health. Our curriculum is designed to train our residents to become osteopathic family physicians who can provide high-quality, comprehensive medical care for the whole person.

Teaching Sites

The Center for Family Care is the residency academic practice, where residents have their continuity clinic over their three years. This clinic offers a diverse patient population, and the equipment to perform outpatient family medicine procedures. Specialty clinics, such as the injection clinic and skin clinic, offer residents further specialized procedure training. The program offers three years of osteopathic manipulation (OMM) rotations along with OMM integrated into resident continuity clinics. A dedicated pediatric continuity practice is operated by the residency where residents get additional exposure to primary care pediatrics to augment their own continuity practice.

AdventHealth Orlando at East Orlando is the inpatient teaching site for the family medicine program. It is a 300-bed community hospital, including an 80 bed adult ED and 12 bed pediatric ED That conducts over 120,000 patient visits annually. Residents manage their own patients on the family medicine service under the supervision of core faculty and are taught by medical and surgical specialists who have a dedicated teaching relationship with our residency program.

Other teaching sites include AdventHealth Orlando for Women, AdventHealth Orlando for Children, AdventHealth Orlando at Winter Park, and several area nursing homes.

Academic Time 

We teach maximization of the body's inherent anatomic and physiologic capabilities to restore and maintain health. We teach that spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being are just as important as physical health. Dedicated Wednesday afternoon didactics are offered for residents to develop as competent, confident, life-long learners. Evidence based didactics are conducted by core faculty and invited guest speakers. Built into didactics are special sessions, including behavioral health, geriatrics, and simulation sessions in AdventHealth Orlando at East Orlando Sim Lab.

Call

There is night float coverage on the family medicine inpatient service. Weekends are covering by a rotating call system.

Opportunities

The program also offers the opportunity for an international medicine experience with mission trips abroad and working with local underserved populations through the Community Medicine Clinic. Residents also can serve as game Physicians at home games for the Orlando Solar Bears and for local high schools.

Research

All residents have the opportunity to participate in research through:
1. Quality Improvement Projects
2. Ongoing faculty led research
3. Opportunity to present at local and national conferences

Eligibility

What You'll Need

The program participates in the ACGME match through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).  Applications will only be accepted through the match process.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduation from an American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA) Accredited College of Medicine within the past five years.
  2. Passed Part I and Part II (CE & PE) of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)
  3. Application through ERAS
  4. Personal Interview with Program Director

Sample Resident Agreement

Eligibility & Selection Policy

Doctors of Medicine (MD) candidates must meet the following criteria:

 

1. Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada within the past five years, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

    a) If not a graduate of the above, is Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG certified) and graduated within the past five years.

2. 200 hours of verified hours of training in Osteopathic Principles and Practice such as:

    a) Participation in a formal osteopathic introductory course such as those taught through the American Academy of Osteopathy

    b) Attendance to multiple osteopathic focused conferences such as the American Academy of Osteopathy Annual Convocation

3. A letter of recommendation from a DO with whom they have rotated that explains how the applicant has demonstrated OPP

4. A personal statement explaining why they want to complete an Osteopathically Recognized program

5. Passed Part I and Part II (CK and CS) of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

6. Application through ERAS

7. Personal Interview with Program Director

Benefits

We’ll Take Care of You

CME Allowance

OGME-1 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $250.

OGME-2 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $800.

OGME-3 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $1300.

OGME-4 residents receive a 5-day leave to attend conferences and expenses reimbursed up to $1750.

Professional Fees

Florida State Medical License and DEA license fees. The cost of certification classes such as ACLS, PALS, BLS, NRP are covered as necessary for meeting program requirements.

Physician Wellbeing

For more information on the many benefits offered across all programs, click here.

Application Process

Join Our Resident Team

The Family Medicine residency is an 24-resident program.

24 Positions are 8-8-8 (Traditional Family Medicine)

Apply Here

Directions

  • From the airport:
    Head South on Semoran Blvd (State Road 436) Turn right onto Lake Underhill Rd
  • From the Tampa area:
    Take I-4 East to Orlando Take 408 East Exit (#82A) (Toll Road $1.25) Take Goldenrod Rd Exit (#16) Turn right onto Goldenrod Rd Turn left onto Lake Underhill Rd
  • From the Daytona area:
    Take I-4 West to Tampa Take 408 East Exit (#82A) (Toll Road $1.25) Take Goldenrod Rd Exit (#16) Turn right onto Goldenrod Rd Turn left onto Lake Underhill Rd

Celina Diaz

Residency Coordinator

407-303-8683407-303-8659 7975 Lake Underhill Road Suite 210 Orlando, FL 32822