Lakeland Health Care

Family Medicine Residency

Program Director:  Doug Tacket, DO

Lakeland HealthCare is pleased to offer an Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency program.   Our low student-to-faculty ratios are assured to provide our residents with an intimate, quality residency experience.  All of our attendings are board certified. 

  • 4 Positions Available for 2015
  • Applications to the program will be accepted via ERAS beginning July 2014
  • Interviews will be held November 2014 through December 2014
  • Interviewees will not be ranked without proof of passing COMLEX II scores

Lakeland offers a well-rounded Family Medicine Program, with Osteopathic Manipulation incorporated into the resident’s regular clinic days.  Clinic is held ½ day each week during year one, progressing to 3 – one half days per week in year two and three.

Health System Data 

  • 339 Beds
  • 15,877+ Admissions
  • 82,200+ ER Visits
  • 13,500+ Surgeries
  • 1,925+ Births
  • Medical Staff – 31 DO  229 MD 

Clinical Rotation Schedule OGME 1-3

Year 1

This first year provides residents with well-rounded experiences in traditional internship rotations.  Residents will develop their core medical knowledge in order to learn the necessary skills to provide Internal Medicine care. The program includes the following in-house rotations.

  • 1 month Family Medicine
  • 2 months OB/Gyn
  • 2 months Pediatrics
  • 3 months Internal Medicine
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month Orthopedic Surgery
  • 1 month General Surgery
  • 1 month Geriatrics

Year 2

The second year will focus on enhancing skills which will lead to efficiency in managing multiple patients in addition to expanding into more specialties.

  • 2 months Internal Medicine
  • 1 month OB/Gyn
  • 1 month Pediatrics
  • 1 month Dermatology
  • 1 month Radiology
  • 3 months Internal Medicine Subspecialty
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month ENT/Ophthalmology
  • 1 month Surgery Selective
  • 2 months electives

Year 3

In the final year, the resident will be able to manage a variety of patients leading toward graduation and practice as an independent physician.

  • 1 month Internal Medicine
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month Psychiatry
  • 1 month ICU
  • 1 month General Surgery
  • 1 month Pediatrics
  • 1 month Gastroenterology
  • 1 month Neurology
  • 1 month Nephrology/Endocrinology
  • 3 months Electives

For more information on Lakeland's Family Medicine Residency Program please contact:

Dr. Doug Tacket, Program Director,

Chris McNeil, Medical Education Coordinator,

Tori Lucker, Administrative Assistant,

*All three years will include ambulatory/outpatient clinic.
*Call is service related (e.g. Surgery, OB/Gyn, etc.)

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