Affiliated with HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services with 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England, Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education is an AOA accredited consortium comprised of five different programs based out of four acute care inpatient hospitals.

With over thirty years of experience, our consortium has gained national recognition, and with over 1,000 beds and more than 125,000 ER visits, we now have 124 accredited positions. PBCGME is a primary core training affiliate of Nova Southeastern University and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

We offer residency programs in:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Traditional Rotating Internship

Our program provides opportunities for residents to work as a part of collaborative health care teams, and helps them develop clinical acumen using advanced techniques and leading-edge technology working in state-of-the art facilities throughout the South Florida area.

Emergency Medicine

Under the direction of PBCGME Graduate, Dr. Thomas Matese, this program is based out of PBCGME/St. Lucie Medical Center.

Family Medicine

Under the direction of Robert Anderson, DO, this program is based out of PBCGME/St. Lucie Medical Center with a modern and expansive continuity of care clinic located on the hospital’s campus.


Under the direction of the well-known leader in pediatrics, Anthony Pearson-Shaver, MD, our Pediatrics residency is based out of Children’s Hospital at PBCGME/Palms West Hospital.


Under the direction of Ethan Kass, DO, this program is based out of PBCGME/University Hospital, and is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Rotating Internships

PBCGME is accredited for a rotating internship, emphasizing medicine and surgery, at PBCGME/St. Lucie Medical Center.

What can you expect from our graduate medical education program?

The answer is…world class training, a history of excellence in medical education, unparalleled administrative support, and generous resources for your residency. Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education (PBCGME) offers you a wide variety of clinical exposure opportunities, essential to help you grow as a practitioner and continuous training to prepare you for practicing 21st-century medicine.

Our program offers:

  • Resources of consortium to benefit individual programs
  • Graduate involvement in faculty leadership
  • Resident activities including annual Residents Day Out
  • Peer-directed critical incident stress management team
  • Emphasis on professionalism and community service
  • Strong support of hospital administration with open door policy
  • HCA physician services job placement support prior to graduation
  • Generous benefits
  • Excellent didactics coupled with extensive clinical opportunities
  • 100-percent first-time board certification pass rate