Recruitment of Faculty and Residents
The University of Florida is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of faculty to provide the best educational experience possible for its learners and to ensure culturally competent care for each and every patient. While we have not fully realized our goals, we are committed to continued progress and transparency as we further our efforts.
Within the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine Residency Program, we strive to recruit residents who reflect the diverse patient population that we serve here in our community and the city of Gainesville.
Within the UF College of Medicine, the Office for Health Care Excellence, Community and Belonging provides leadership, support and education around minority affairs and inclusion. Their efforts include sponsorship of successful pipeline programs and a minority mentoring program. The office is led by Dr. Donna Parker, Associate Dean for Health Care Excellence, Community and Belonging and an alumna of the UF Pediatrics Residency program. Dr. Parker works in pediatric primary care as well as precepts in the resident continuity clinic.
The Mobile Outreach Clinic is a flexible means of delivering health care to the medically underserved in neighborhoods and rural areas in and around Alachua County. It aims to reduce health disparities by providing best practice, flexible, low-barrier primary care at no cost to patients unable to access the healthcare system. The mobile clinic is housed in a large bus which includes two exam rooms, a lab and a waiting area. The clinic operates five days per week.