Prepare for your
Future in Medicine

Sacred Heart is an academic medical center or teaching hospital, which means we provide hands-on training to resident physicians who have completed medical school, are licensed to practice medicine and are training to become specialists in their fields. Academic Medical Centers – like Sacred Heart – have been shown in studies to have better patient outcomes for both routine and complex problems.

Our resident physicians and pharmacists play a valuable role in the services we provide at Sacred Heart, both at our outpatient clinics and in the inpatient hospital setting. All residents are closely supervised by experienced physicians, called the attending physician.


In affiliation with the University of Florida College of Medicine, Sacred Heart Health System provides residency programs that train physicians in three specialties: internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics. The physicians in these programs are trained and supervised by University of Florida faculty physicians at Sacred Heart.

PediatricS Residency

In addition to providing excellent patient care, our goal at Sacred Heart is to provide resident education that will enable our graduates to practice the highest standards of pediatric medicine, as well as be competitive for a fellowship position.

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OB/GYN Residency

The OB/GYN residency program at Sacred Heart Hospital originated as a community-based residency program and is evolving into today’s University of Florida sponsored program. Our residents are a strong, diverse group who strive to provide distinction in patient care and academic performance.

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Pharmacy Residency

The pharmacy department employs approximately over thirty clinical pharmacists. The services provided by the department include profile review, drug information, pharmacokinetics, and nutrition support, among many others.

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Internal Medicine Residency

The University of Florida College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sacred Heart Hospital has a deep commitment to serving all patients, with special attention to the medically underserved and vulnerable of Northwest Florida and South Alabama.

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About Sacred Heart
Health Systems

Since opening the area’s first modern hospital in 1915, Sacred Heart Health System has grown into the regional leader for providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare to children and adults in Northwest Florida. More than 700 primary and specialty physicians practice at Sacred Heart, a not-for-profit healthcare organization.

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Our Programs

Sacred Heart Health System is proud to provide academic training for visiting residents and medical students throughout the hospital system.