If you are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine or just want to become a better teacher, then you’ve come to the right place! At the UF Family Medicine Residency, we are fortunate to have robust opportunities for teaching. As an academic institution, we have learners from all stages work with us. The UF COM third year medical students rotate through our family medicine clinic as well as spend time on our inpatient medicine service. Fourth year students frequently spend a month as a sub-intern on our inpatient service and also have the option to spend additional elective time with us in clinic. Twice a year we even have first year medical students spend a week with us in clinic or on inpatient to gain an early perspective on primary care. Our residents also spend some time “precepting” medical students for Equal Access—the UF Medical Student Free Clinic that takes place Thursday evenings at our Main Street Clinic location.
UF also offers an optional Longitudinal RasT (Resident as Teacher) Program that is designed to further enhance residents’ ability to teach medical students, colleagues, staff, and patients by expanding their teaching skills. All incoming interns are assigned to one session, however residents particularly interested in teaching may attend more. If residents attend at least 10 unique topics throughout residency (curriculum offered approximately twice over three years), they will earn a certificate for the completion of the Resident as Teacher Longitudinal Program. The interactive sessions are taught by faculty with expertise on the topics and provide a unique experience for our residents. Check out this link if you’d like to learn more!