Charles Graeber, M.D.

Welcome to the NCH Healthcare System Internal Medicine Residency website.  Our program was developed in concert with our academic partner, the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.  Both, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Central Florida support our efforts toward individual mentoring and guidance of young medical graduates as they progress to expert doctors of Internal Medicine.

With 12 residents in each PGY class, we are now at our program complement of 36 residents and 3 Chief Medical Residents.  All necessary resources are available to assure residents are successful, including; both MKSAP and NEJM Knowledge Plus, individual mentors and advisors, procedure and scenario based simulation training, intensive cardiac and medicine critical care, access to all available medical literature and the UCF Medical Library, mentored delivery of Medicine Grand Rounds in the third year, protected time for a 50 week in-house board review course as a PGY 3, support for attendance at conferences for both attendance and presentation, membership in the ACP and Collier County Medical Society, the ability to serve on important hospital committees, involvement in preventative medicine, an affiliation with the Blue Zones project,  and our attention to resident wellness and work life balance.  Our faculty is now over 70 educators and increasing.   We offer expertise and guidance in virtually every area of medical education.

Residents are an active part in the continued development and refining of our program curriculum.  We solicit feedback and respect resident opinions.   From your very first day, you too will be an educator.  Third and fourth year medical students, your fellow residents and attendings will all work as a team, delivering patient centered care based upon a model of patient shared decision-making. 

I am very pleased to offer you the opportunity to explore our residency program, located in a resource filled community hospital in spectacular setting in Southwest Florida as we continue our transition to a top internal medicine training program.

Charles W. Graeber, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of Central Florida
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Founding Program Director
NCH Healthcare System Internal Medicine Residency
Naples, Florida

Hermes Koop

Hermes Koop, M.D., FACP

Welcome to Graduate Medical Education (GME) at the NCH Healthcare System in Naples Florida.  We have been enthusiastically growing and developing GME in our community system since our first classes of Internal Medicine residents and Pharmacy residents started in July 2017.  GME has become an integral part of the following NCH goals:

Our Mission: Helping everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life.
Our Vision: NCH will be a world-class leader of excellence in healthcare.
Core Value: Excellence in every patient experience.

Additional residencies and fellowships are currently in development to further support these goals as well as to support the rapid growth of our beautiful Southwest Florida community.  Our GME programs have a dedicated faculty, strong academic affiliations and strong institutional support.  NCH serves primarily Collier County, the third largest county in Florida, where there is a large diverse population, there are many seasonal visitors and tourists and there is a large mix of interesting pathology.  There is a strong commitment to the wellbeing and support of our trainees, for example, through our Wellness programs and through the Blue Zones Project.

Please explore the many opportunities available at the NCH Healthcare System.  There is much information available online through our websites. 

We look forward to hearing from you about your educational interests!

Hermes O Koop, MD, FACP
NCH Healthcare System Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee
Adjunct Instructor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive quality experience in internal medicine. We have all the resources and support to achieve our goal. Upon completion of their training, our residents will have had exposure and education in all aspects of ambulatory and inpatient medicine. They will be ready to answer our country’s need for primary care and welcome to practice southwest Florida. We seek inquisitive, hardworking candidates who wish to be active participants in our journey.

Program Highlights
Low resident to faculty ratio
Interdisciplinary collaboration with Mayo Clinic
Personalized Research mentorship
State of the art medical facilities