Rob Hatch

Rob Hatch, MD, MPH

Professor & 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 Geriatrics Clerkship at the University of Florida  College of Medicine. He matriculated at 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, in Los  Angeles, California 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 in 2006; Who’s Who in  Medicine and HealthCare, listed in Best Doctors in America; and is a three-time recipient of the Excellence in Generalist Medical Education Award. Dr. Hatch is a grant reviewer for the American Academy of Family Medicine Foundation, the National Institute for Healthcare Research, and HRSA. He has been a reviewer for the Journal of the Florida Medical Association, Family Medicine, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, American Family Physician, Journal of Family Practice, Family Practice Recertification, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Hatch is a member of and has served on numerous committees for the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, 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 in Primary Care. 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, community-oriented primary care, public health, rural medicine, sports medicine, fracture care by family physicians, office radiology, substance abuse, the history of medicine, 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 4 different 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

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
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.
2017
Job Satisfaction Among Academic Family Physicians.
Family medicine. 49(8):622-625 [PMID] 28953294.
View on: PubMed
2016
Family Medicine Clerkship Directors’ Influence on the Residency Program Selection Process: A CERA Study.
Family medicine. 48(2):108-13 [PMID] 26950781.
View on: PubMed
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.
View on: PubMed
2005
Hmmm…who was that student?
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 80(9) [PMID] 16123461.
View on: PubMed
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.
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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.
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2004
Acute shoulder injuries.
American family physician. 70(10):1947-54 [PMID] 15571061.
View on: PubMed
2003
Differentiating foot fractures from ankle sprains.
American family physician. 67(7) [PMID] 12722843.
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2003
Evaluation and management of toe fractures.
American family physician. 68(12):2413-8 [PMID] 14705761.
View on: PubMed
2000
Achilles tendon rupture: a challenging diagnosis.
The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. 13(5):371-3 [PMID] 11001009.
View on: PubMed
2000
Remedial education: can this doctor be saved?
Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. 111:188-95; discussion 196 [PMID] 10881342.
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1998
Lifetime use of alternative therapy: a study of Florida residents.
Southern medical journal. 91(12):1126-31 [PMID] 9853724.
View on: PubMed
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.
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1994
Fracture care by family physicians. A review of 295 cases.
The Journal of family practice. 38(3):238-44 [PMID] 8126403.
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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.
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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

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
PAS5009 Behav and Commnty Med 2

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-5157
Emails:
Business:
hatch@ufl.edu