What to Expect on Your Rotation
Your rotation will consist of:
3-4 weeks outpatient with experiences in L&D, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, and Procedures
1 week on our inpatient service
One half day a week is blocked for didactics on either Monday or Wednesday afternoon
Inpatient experiences are all days with no nights or weekends. Procedures experiences include dermatology, fracture clinic, sports medicine, vasectomy, treadmill stress tests, colposcopy, acupuncture, and alternative medicine.
For in-processing, report to the Family Medicine Residency Clinic at Eglin Hospital (307 Boatner Road, Eglin AFB) at 0700 on the first day of your rotation. A member of our faculty will guide you through orientation and give you your rotation schedule. Then, a resident will take you on a tour of our hospital. Afterward, you will be assigned a resident to work with in clinic for the second half of the day.
What to bring: OCPs, Blues (if interviewing), stethoscope, pen, PT gear to change in to and out of scrubs. Scrubs are available in our clinic.
You'll be interviewed by multiple faculty members and usually one current resident. In-person interviews will be conducted in a small meeting room in our clinic. Please have a copy of your CV. Uniform for interview is Blues. Virtual interviews are held over the phone but in-person interviews are preferred. If you are unable to do an interview rotation, please consider a one day visit so you can experience our program prior to your interview.
On base lodging options usually include:
The Riptide Inn. About a 5 minute walk to the FM clinic. The hotel room has a microwave and small fridge, some rooms even have a kitchenette.
The Bayside Inn. Closer to the water and about a 2 minute drive to the FMR clinic. Most rooms at this site do not have a kitchenette, but all have a microwave
For reservations, contact Eglin Inn Lodging at 850-882-8761
Off-base options for un-funded rotations:
Nearby hotels- Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Walton Beach, WoodSpring Suites Fort Walton Beach, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Niceville, Comfort Suites Niceville
The main fitness center and commissary are on the opposite side of the base from the hospital, but have convenient hours and good facilities.
Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS) - 10 minutes from base
Pensacola Airport (PNS) - 1 hr 10 minutes from base
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), Panama City Beach - 1 hr 20 minutes from base
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport- Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Enterprise