Lee Health

Core Site assignments are for year three only. Clerkship placement during year four is based solely on the site’s availability and approval. Students must follow the scheduling protocols outlined by the location and the Clinical Education Guidelines.
Golisano Childrens Hospital Lee Health Coconut Point Gulf Coast Medical Center

Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida
9981 S Healthpark Dr ~ Fort Myers, FL 33908

Lee Health Coconut Point
23450 Via Coconut Point ~ Fort Myers, FL 33928
Gulf Coast Medical Center
13681 Doctors Way ~ Fort Myers, FL 33912

HealthPark Medical Center

Lee Memorial Hospital Cape Coral Hospital

HealthPark Medical Center
9981 S Healthpark Dr ~ Fort Myers, FL 33908 

Lee Memorial Hospital
2776 Cleveland Ave ~ Fort Myers, FL 33901  

Cape Coral Hospital
636 Del Prado Blvd S ~ Cape Coral, FL 33990

School Affiliations

  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Florida State University Family Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hospital Statistics

Hospital Total Beds Admissions ER Visits Outpatient Visits Births Inpatient Surgeries Outpatient Surgeries Trauma Center DOs on Staff MDs on Staff
Cape Coral Hospital 291 16,142 69,875  182,338 1,333 3,492  3,528 No 110 760
Golisano Childrens Hospital 134 2,322 39,048 23,653 533 6,837 5,166 No 141 854
Gulf Coast Medical Center 712 24,149 53,925 23,653 1,385 6,347 4,859 No 112 664
HealthPark Medical Center 461 21,185 54,843 35,913 4,995 4,600 6,408 No 153 992
Lee Health Coconut Point No
Lee Memorial Hospital 414 15,416 56,774 35,930 N/A 6,516 4,630 Yes - Level II 156 937

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Outpatient, completed with Regional Assistant Dean
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) - Inpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • These are clinical experiences completed in addition to the third-year core clerkships.  The student may have some ability to choose from a list of available selective clerkships.  The Core Site determines the selective clerkships available based on the resources at the Core SiteIf applicable, selective opportunities will be communicated to students at the core site’s discretion after the match.

  • Selective clerkship opportunities are not available away from the Core Site during the third year.  Exceptions to this policy may occur for students officially enrolled in the Military and Global Health Tracks or completing third-year selective(s) away from the Core Site as part of the Specialty Track requirements.

Residency Information

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to a classroom with video conference capability, computers, dining room, internet, medical library, phones, printers, shower, study space and WiFi while on duty at the hospital
  • Meal Benefits: Students have access to the doctor’s lounge when with the assigned attending physician during duty hours
  • Visiting Student Housing: Housing is unavailable at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in weekly rounds, night call and weekend rounds as assigned
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in lectures two hours every week, monthly Regional Assistant Dean meeting and dinner lecture and Medical Grand Rounds on the 3rd Monday of each month
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Students are required to participate in OMT as made available during the monthly didactic sessions

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background check and drug screen required annually
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications must be current
  • Chest x-ray required for positive PPD
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) required
  • Fingerprinting required
  • Global Medicine or KCU-sponsored DOCARE may only be taken as a selective (may not be counted as a core clerkship)
  • Global Track and Military Track students must communicate third-year clerkship obligations to site as soon as the Clerkship Match Process is finalized
  • Orientation provided prior to the first clerkship
  • TB screening required annually
Once the Clerkship Site Match is finalized for your class, KCU Clinical Education will notify students when contacting clerkship sites directly is permitted.

Contact Information

  • Contact Clinical Education
  • Core Site Contact: David Nairn
  • Regional Assistant Dean: Tasha Wallace, DO
  • Director of Academics and Medical Education: Dolan AbuAouf, PA-C
Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 2023-09-18