Letter of Offer


Dear Dr. Albert,

The College of Medicine, University of Florida (hereinafter “the University”) is pleased to offer you a position as a resident or fellow at the year of training in program Choose an item. Post Graduate Year (compensation status) Choose an item.in the graduate medical education program,Click or tap here to enter text., in the Department of Click or tap here to enter text.

This contract describes various aspects of the graduate medical education programs for residents and fellows at the University. Trainees in such programs (residents and fellows) are hereinafter referred to as “residents.” The University reserves the right to make changes without notice in the future to any aspect of these programs.

During your residency you will be required to exhibit the qualifications and talents for the specialty to which you have been accepted for graduate medical education training. For each specialty, you must possess and demonstrate critical thinking skills, sound judgment, emotional stability and maturity, empathy for others, physical and mental stamina, and the ability to learn and function in a variety of settings. You must also be able to perform the essential functions of the specialty and meet the academic standards of the curriculum.

This contract is contingent upon the completeness and accuracy of the appointment documents prepared and submitted by you. Falsification of any of the appointment documents or failure to meet eligibility requirements may result in non-appointment or termination. This contract, in conjunction with University rules, policies and procedures, governs the relationship between the University and you. This contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any and all prior and contemporaneous oral or written agreements or understandings between the parties.

Resident Responsibilities:

The position of resident involves a combination of supervised, progressively more complex and independent patient evaluation, management functions and formal educational activities. Among a resident’s responsibilities in a training program of the University are the following:

  1. To meet the qualifications for resident eligibility outlined in the Essentials of Accredited Residencies in Graduate Medical Education in the AMA Graduate Medical Education Directory or the Specialty Guidelines of the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Accreditation
  2. To develop a personal program of self-study and professional growth with guidance from the teaching staff;
  3. To provide safe, effective, and compassionate patient care, commensurate with the resident’s level of advancement, responsibility, and competence, under the general supervision of appropriately privileged attending teaching staff;
  4. To participate fully in the educational and scholarly activities of their program and, as required, assume responsibility for teaching and supervising other residents and students;
  5. To participate in institutional orientation and educational programs and other activities involving the clinical staff;
  6. To submit to the program director confidential written evaluations of the faculty and the educational experiences;
  7. To participate on institutional committees and councils to which the resident is appointed or invited, especially those that relate to their education and/or patient care;
  8. To adhere to established practices, procedures, and policies of the University and of those applicable from affiliated institutions.
  9. Licensure: All residents are required to comply with state licensure requirements for physicians in training.Residents must hold before the start date of training either a valid unrestricted Florida medical or dental license or be registered with the Florida Board of Medicine/Board of Dentistry for a Training License or Dental Residency Permit. All residents will be required to obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. Failure to meet applicable eligibility requirements without delay and obtain and maintain a training license/permit or a valid unrestricted Florida license may result in one or more of the following:
  • delay or revocation of appointment
  • preclude advancement to the next program level
  • preclude continuation in the program
  • disciplinary action for non-academic deficiency

An unrestricted Florida license is not required of residents; however, should a resident obtain an unrestricted medical license in Florida, it is solely his/her responsibility to maintain active status with the Medical / DentalBoard, including timely renewal and payment of all associated fees.