Tampa, FL – October 18, 2015 -‐
She walks around the burn center at Tampa General Hospital with the confidence of a veteran physician, her long blonde hair tucked into a pink polka-dot surgical cap.
“How is everything?” she asks a patient recovering from burns to her right arm and shoulder. “Do you mind if I take a peek?”
But Dr. Alicia Billington isn’t fully seasoned — not yet, anyway.
She’s among the expanding ranks of resident trainees at Tampa General. The hospital grew its program by 5 percent this year, and plans to continue on that trajectory in the future.
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