CHFM plays a major role in medical student teaching and maintains a key leadership role in educational policy within the University of Florida College of Medicine. CHFM faculty have chaired the Curriculum Committee and have had a major impact on the curriculum, including several very successful innovations.
Family Medicine Residency Program
The overall goal of the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Florida is to provide a superior training experience that emphasizes the development of excellent family physicians who possess an excellent knowledge base coupled with the patient care experience necessary to enter into the environment of modern medical care models with confidence and competence.
Sports Medicine Fellowship
The department currently runs an ACGME accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship. The Sports Medicine Fellowship is one-year fellowship based primarily out of the University of Florida Student Health Care Center (SHCC). The fellow will work with athletes from all ages and levels including the University of Florida, Santa Fe College and an Alachua County High School. The goal of the fellowship is to train exceptionally skilled physicians in the areas of primary care athletic medicine and non-operative musculoskeletal medicine.
LEADER Clinical Research Fellowship
This Non-ACGME accredited fellowship program accepts one fellow each year and is open to applicants trained in Family Medicine. Applicants must be rising third year residents of an ACGME-accredited Family Medicine Residency Program or a graduate of an ACGME-accredited Family Medicine Residency Program. Our 24-month curriculum aims to equip fellows with strong research skills, deep knowledge of the social determinants of health and medical education, and the ability to effectively teach and lead in academic or community settings. Our fellows will learn from experienced and knowledgeable fellowship-trained faculty members whose students have gone on to become chairs, vice chairs, and program directors within academic health centers across the country. Most activities will occur at the UF Health Family Medicine Main Street clinic, the UF Health Shands Hospital, and the UF Health 1329 administrative building. Fellows will be enrolled in a Master’s Program that will help to meet the aims of the primary care clinical research missions of this fellowship.
Family Medicine Pharmacy Fellowship
This individualized fellowship is a 2-year program for pharmacists desiring to develop advanced skills in clinical practice, independent research, and teaching in the area of Primary Care pharmacotherapy. This fellowship program is housed at the UF Family Medicine at Main clinic in north central Gainesville, FL, approximately two miles from UF’s main campus. Approximately 23,500 patients/year are treated at this practice site, which is the fellow’s primary clinic, teaching, and research site
Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism
The mission of the Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism (BLMP) is to provide outstanding instruction, scholarship, and professional development activities addressing issues in bioethics, humanities, social sciences, health policy, health law, and medical professionalism for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians, as well as other health professionals.
H. James Free M.D., Center for Primary Care Education & Innovation
The H. James Free M.D., Center for Primary Care Education & Innovation is dedicated to advancing primary care through educational, mentoring and clinical practice initiatives. The Center provides support to help ensure the University of Florida continues to be recognized as a national leader in primary care education and practice.