Rob Hatch

Rob Hatch, MD, MPH

Professor, Vice Chair of Medical Student Education and Director Of H. James Free Center For Primary Care Education And Innovation

Department: MD-CHFM RURAL HEALTH-OLD TOWN
Business Phone: (352) 273-5157
Business Email: hatch@ufl.edu

About Rob Hatch

Dr. Hatch is a Professor and the Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine. He serves as the Clerkship Director of the Family Medicine and Ambulatory Care Clerkship at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He attended the University of California, Davis where he received a B.A. in chemistry and a B.S. in zoology. Dr. Hatch attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his medical degree and a master’s degree in Public Health. He was a resident at Blackstone Family Practice Center at the Medical College of Virginia where he also completed a faculty development fellowship. Dr. Hatch has received numerous awards including the Hippocratic Award (2006, 2010, 2014), college wide Clinical Science Teacher of the Year (in 2014, 2016); Best Doctors in America; and two national awards from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (President’s Award in 2010 and Excellence in Education Award in 2019). Dr. Hatch has been a grant reviewer for several agencies and a reviewer for a number of journals. Dr. Hatch has served on numerous College of Medicine committees as well as committees of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Hatch has written numerous refereed articles and book chapters, and is co-author of the book Fracture Management for Primary Care and Emergency Medicine. He has presented numerous regional, national and international workshops and presentations on various topics. Dr. Hatch’s areas of interests are access to health care for uninsured people, public health, rural medicine, sports medicine, fracture care by family physicians, substance abuse, the history of medicine, medical education, the medical school admissions process and spirituality and health. He is internationally known for developing the Spiritual Involvement and Beliefs Scale, which has been used by numerous investigators and translated into 10 languages

Accomplishments

Outstanding Clerkship Director
2021 · Ken Kellner, MD, PhD Outstanding Clerkship Director Award
Simon Doff Visiting Professorship
2018 · University of Florida Jacksonville
Clinical Science Teacher of the Year
2016 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Keynote Speaker
2016 · UF College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony
Outstanding Clerkship Director
2016 · Ken Kellner, MD, PhD Outstanding Clerkship Director Award
Clinical Science Teacher of the Year
2014 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Hippocratic Award
2014 · University of Florida College of Medicine Graduating Class
Exemplary Teacher
2012-2017 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Best Third Year Clerkship
2011 · Golden Apple Award
Honor Medical Society Inductee
2011 · Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Outstanding Service Award
2011 · Equal Access Homeless Clinic
Hippocratic Award
2010 · University of Florida College of Medicine Graduating Class
STFM President’s Award
2010 · Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Best Third Year Clerkship
2009 · Golden Apple Award
Educator of the Year
2007 · Florida Academy of Family Physicians
Exemplary Teacher
2006-2010 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Hippocratic Award
2006 · University of Florida College of Medicine Graduating Class
Exemplary Teacher
2003 · University of Florida College of Medicine

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014-2018
MDC7124 Family Med/Geriatrics
2013-2018
MDT7100 Elect Top/Community
2009-2014
BCC7170 Family Med/Geriatrics
2011-2013
BCC6173 Intro Clin Practice
2010-2013
MEL7947 Elect Top/Community
2013
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2021-2022
PAS5009 Behav and Commnty Med 2

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
    American Board of Family Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Family Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Family Medicine
  • Healthy living
  • Orthopedic services
  • Preventive health care
  • Substance use disorder

Publications

2019
Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome in Athletes: A Report of Two Cases
Clinical Case Reports and Reviews. 5(4) [DOI] 10.15761/ccrr.1000466.
2019
Medical schools, primary care and family medicine: clerkship directors’ perceptions of the current environment.
Family practice. 36(6):680-684 [DOI] 10.1093/fampra/cmz015. [PMID] 31329866.
2019
Primary Care Tracks in Medical Schools.
PRiMER (Leawood, Kan.). 3 [DOI] 10.22454/PRiMER.2019.799272. [PMID] 32537574.
2018
Fracture Management by Primary Care Providers
Fracture Management for Primary Care Updated Edition. 1-4 [DOI] 10.1016/b978-0-323-54655-3.00001-2.
2017
Job Satisfaction Among Academic Family Physicians.
Family medicine. 49(8):622-625 [PMID] 28953294.
2016
Family Medicine Clerkship Directors’ Influence on the Residency Program Selection Process: A CERA Study.
Family medicine. 48(2):108-13 [PMID] 26950781.
2015
Staphylococcus epidermidis in urine is not always benign: a case report of pyelonephritis in a child.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 28(1):151-3 [DOI] 10.3122/jabfm.2015.01.140118. [PMID] 25567836.
2013
Resistant “candidal intertrigo”: could inverse psoriasis be the true culprit?
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 26(2):211-4 [DOI] 10.3122/jabfm.2013.02.120210. [PMID] 23471936.
2012
Target lesions and other paintball injuries.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 25(1):124-7 [DOI] 10.3122/jabfm.2012.01.110120. [PMID] 22218634.
2011
Abstracts From the Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Predoctoral Education Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (Stfm) Abstracts
Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 23(1):90-95 [DOI] 10.1080/10401334.2011.536899.
2009
Bullous lesions on a skin graft donor site.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 22(1):89-92 [DOI] 10.3122/jabfm.2009.01.080036. [PMID] 19124640.
2008
Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Predoctoral Education Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).
Teaching and learning in medicine. 20(4):346-51 [DOI] 10.1080/10401330802384946. [PMID] 18855240.
2007
Diagnosis and management of metatarsal fractures.
American family physician. 76(6):817-26 [PMID] 17910296.
2005
Hmmm…who was that student?
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 80(9) [PMID] 16123461.
2005
The problem with advance directives: maybe it is the medium, not the message.
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics. 41(2):211-9 [PMID] 15899529.
2005
Warthin tumor: a common, benign tumor presenting as a highly suspicious mass.
The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. 18(4):320-2 [PMID] 15994480.
2004
Acute shoulder injuries.
American family physician. 70(10):1947-54 [PMID] 15571061.
2003
Differentiating foot fractures from ankle sprains.
American family physician. 67(7) [PMID] 12722843.
2003
Evaluation and management of toe fractures.
American family physician. 68(12):2413-8 [PMID] 14705761.
2000
Achilles tendon rupture: a challenging diagnosis.
The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. 13(5):371-3 [PMID] 11001009.
2000
Remedial education: can this doctor be saved?
Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. 111:188-95; discussion 196 [PMID] 10881342.
1998
Lifetime use of alternative therapy: a study of Florida residents.
Southern medical journal. 91(12):1126-31 [PMID] 9853724.
1998
The Spiritual Involvement and Beliefs Scale. Development and testing of a new instrument.
The Journal of family practice. 46(6):476-86 [PMID] 9638112.
1994
Fracture care by family physicians. A review of 295 cases.
The Journal of family practice. 38(3):238-44 [PMID] 8126403.
1993
Chemical conjunctivitis caused by the spray of A. buprestoides. Two-striped walkingstick.
The Journal of the Florida Medical Association. 80(11):758-9 [PMID] 8277236.

Education

Fellowship – Family Medicine
1988 · Medical College of Virginia
Residency – Family Medicine
1987 · Medical College of Virginia
Internship – Family Medicine
1985 · Medical College of Virginia
Master of Public Health
1984 · University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Degree
1984 · University of California, Los Angeles

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-5157
Emails:
Business:
hatch@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
PO BOX 100222
COMMUNITY HEALTH & FAMILY MEDICINE
GAINESVILLE FL 326100222
Business Street:
25827 SE HWY 19
FAMILY MEDICINE AT OLD TOWN
OLD TOWN FL 32680