Welcome to the Community Health and Family Medicine Residency at the University of Florida! Our program was established in 1973 and has trained hundreds of family physicians who practice throughout the United States and Canada. Our mission is to train family medicine physicians who are committed to striving for excellence, providing high-quality, ethical, humanistic and cost-effective care to diverse populations across the age spectrum and leading others in practicing innovative patient centered care. Graduates from our program join traditional solo practices, group practices, academics, emergency departments, and hospitalist groups. They have gone on to complete many different types of fellowships as well. Our goal has been to maintain a diverse program that will allow each resident an opportunity to receive broad-spectrum training to prepare him or her for whatever the next chapter of life might bring!
Our overarching program aims include:
- 100% of our residents will be board certified to practice family medicine upon graduation.
- Graduates will be well-prepared for the complexity of outpatient care through educational experiences around quality metrics, billing and coding, appropriate documentation, and telemedicine services.
- Our program will provide varied and robust educational rotations to prepare residents for diverse careers in practice settings such as ambulatory care, hospitalist medicine, academic medicine, and/or additional fellowships.
There are many advantages to training in an academic environment such as The University of Florida. UF Shands Adult and Pediatric Hospitals are vital components of UF Health, one of the top 100 integrated healthcare systems in the US. You will be trained in an environment that promotes only the highest quality of patient care by physicians and teachers dedicated to preparing you for your future professional goals. UF Main Street is our state of the art, fully equipped family medicine residency center that is only one of the 6 clinics within our Community Health and Family Medicine Department. We are strategically located in Gainesville to provide services for all types of patient populations, including the under-served.
Faculty in our department provide national leadership in family medicine and we are dedicated to scholarship within our discipline. As your residency director, my goal is to make sure you receive the best family medicine education possible and we believe our residency program to be one of the best in the country. Our residents graduate as excellent physicians, great teachers, and critical thinkers equipped to practice family medicine in the 21st century.
Finally, Gainesville is a great place to live! We are conveniently located about an hour and half from beaches on both sides of the state. Orlando is less than 2 hours south and there are many great locations to explore all around us. The University of Florida attracts people from all over the world, which creates a diverse culture filled with numerous opportunities to explore during your time here. Thanks again for your interest in our residency program. Please explore our website and see what some of our residents have to say about their experience here. Let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to meeting you!