Primary Training Sites

UF Health Shands Hospital

We have two family medicine inpatient teams in the UF Health Shands Hospital, which is a tertiary care center with over 1,000 beds. Patients come to UF Shands from all over the state and region to seek care. We have a very diverse patient population with end-stage and complex disease processes as well as the common diseases encountered in primary care. Each family medicine team is composed of a Family Medicine attending physician with either a PGY 2 or 3. Interns are divided among the teams and carry an average of 6-7 patients daily. We have a night float team composed of one intern and one senior level during the week with traditional calls on the weekends. Our residents receive excellent inpatient training and some go on to pursue careers as hospitalists. Our upper level residents also have the option of moonlighting with the hospitalist service at UF Shands.

UF Health Shands HSC
UF Health Shands Hospitals, Gainesville, Florida

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Our residents rotate through the inpatient pediatric wards, newborn nursery, and pediatric emergency department at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. It’s a very busy quaternary care center in north central Florida that discharges over 10,000 patients a year. Residents are integral members of the pediatrics teams and receive excellent pediatric training. Our goal is to make sure our residents leave this program comfortable and able to care for children of all ages. Having the ability to rotate through and train at a top Children’s Hospital is major benefit of our program.

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

The VA Medical Center is located directly across the street from the UF Health Shands Hospital. It provides care for veterans throughout North Florida and South Georgia and is the second largest VA system in the country. Our residents spend time at the VA for cardiology, MICU, emergency medicine, dermatology, and procedures. We consistently get very positive feedback on our residents rotating on these services as well as offers to send them over even more! Caring for veterans is a privilege as well as a wonderful opportunity to treat some of the more common diagnoses encountered in primary care.

Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center