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Beverly L. Vidaurreta, PhD

CHFM Faculty

Beverly L. Vidaurreta, PhD Beverly L. Vidaurreta, PhD
Assistant Professor, Program Director, Student Counseling and Development,
College of Medicine
Box 100228
Gainesville FL 32610-0228
(352) 273-8383

Professional Biography

Before becoming a Clinical Assistant Professor in the CHFM department and being appointed to the Program Director of Student Counseling and Development at the UF College of Medicine in 1993, Dr. Vidaurreta received her PhD in Counseling Psychology at Southern Illinois University. She worked as a counselor and a clinician for a short period of time in Florida and California before joining the CHFM faculty. Dr. Vidaurreta is an active member of numerous committees at the UF College of Medicine as well as a life coach for the Florida Opportunity Scholars Academy of Leadership and a mentor for the University Minority Mentor Program.


Program/Degree Institution Field/Specialty
BA University of California
Irvine, California
MA Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
Counseling Psychology
PhD Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
Counseling Psychology
Internship University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
 Counseling Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Faculty Inductee, 2013
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2013
  • Office of Minority Affairs, 2009
  • Special Recognition Award, Physician Assistant Class of 2000, 2000
  • Faculty Award of Recognition, Physician Assistant Program, 1995


  • Goetz J, Averbuch R, Stevens B, Vidaurreta BWearing Out Stigma.  AAMC Student Affairs and Careers in Medicine Professional Development Conference. Miami Beach, FL, June 2011
  • Vidaurreta BLManaging Life’s Transition Points:  Tips on staying mentally healthy.  Diversity Dialogue & Student Symposium.  Gainesville, FL, March 2011
  • Ritz LA, Cooper LA, Murphy MC, Puig A, Tannen C, Vidaurreta BL.  Mindfulness in Medicine.  AAMC Annual Meeting, Innovations in Medical Education.  Washington, D.C., November 2010
  • Greenwalt JC, Vidaurreta BLCareers in Medicine:  Medical Specialty Speed Dating.  AAMC Annual Meeting, Innovations in Medical Education. Boston, MA, November 2009
  •  Taylor AD, Pokorny AP, Vidaurreta BL, Martin A.  Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in Medical Education.  AAMC Careers in Medicine Professional Development Conference. Savannah, GA, June 2009
  • Vidaurreta BLHow To Get Into Medical School.  Student National Medical Association, Southern Regional Conference. Jacksonville, FL, November 2008
  • Stoyan-Rosenzweig NC, Vidaurreta BL, Smith-Vaniz SE, Demehri FR.  Creating a Humanistic Bridge between Medical Students, Residents and Faculty.  AAMC SGSA/SMAS/SOSR/SAAHP Regional Meeting. Little Rock, AR, April 2007
  • Kent AJ, Ross MA, Vidaurreta BL, Rodgers SM.  Ethical and Boundary Issues in Medical Student Affairs and Counseling.  AAMC Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, October 2006

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