Our residents provide patient care at the UF Main Street Clinic, which opened in 2012 and was remodeled in 2019. It’s a beautiful two-story building with 25 exam rooms, 2 procedure rooms, and a meeting space for group visits on the first floor. We have four team rooms that allow residents and nurses to co-locate while caring for patients. Each resident is assigned to a team upon starting residency and works with his/her nurses throughout residency. While in clinic, residents will have 2 exam rooms to see patients and we maintain a preceptor ratio of 4:1. Our state-of-the-art clinic also has a lab and x-ray capabilities. We have pharmacy support with an in-house pharmacy resident as well as pharmacy students.
The UF Main Street Clinic is located on the east side of Gainesville, which is home to a largely underserved patient population. In fact, the only primary care access in East Gainesville is provided by our clinic as well as the UF Eastside Clinic, which is also part of our family medicine department. Residents see a very diverse patient population with many complex needs. To help address these needs, we have a full-time social worker and RN Health Coach who both go above and beyond to make sure our patients’ needs are met. It is very frustrating as a physician to recognize the needs of your patients but feel unable to address them. So with the help of our wonderful staff here, that is becoming a very rare occurrence!
The second floor of our clinic building has a resident lounge with computer work stations and couches for lounging. However, you might find residents playing ping pong or basketball instead! We also have a large conference room for didactics with updated technology and large touch screen monitors. There is a kitchen for meals and breaks as well. We even have a shower upstairs designed with cyclists in mind. The core residency faculty have offices on the second floor, which helps keep them accessible for residents.