In my three years here, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know our patients very well. On my two-week clinic blocks, I care for my own patients and spend half-days in our Main Street specialty clinics (Procedures, OB, High-Risk Diabetes, Sports, Pain Management, and Podiatry). My continuity schedule is fast paced, with everything from well-child checks to shoulder injections to prenatal care and beyond! As a senior running our inpatient service, I help first-year residents manage complex medical and social issues. We can moonlight on inpatient nights and at after-hours Orthocare clinic. I’ve learned so much from specialists on electives in Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, and Pulmonology. We gain significant outpatient and hospital experience, and my co-residents have gone on to do both, as well as fellowships – I plan to establish as an outpatient primary care doctor. In our free time, my husband and I frequent Gainesville's restaurants and the Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Rainforest.
As a second-year resident, our schedule transitions to a longitudinal curriculum. My schedule alternates every two weeks between continuity clinic and a clinical rotation consisting of various inpatient rotations and electives. Second year allows me to establish stronger relationships with my patients and build the skills necessary to manage various pathologies in both an ambulatory and inpatient setting. Being a second year, you gain a little more down time which allows for attending UF sporting events, going to the beach, exploring Gainesville with my wife and playing with my dog. If you’re interested in one of our areas of concentration for example sports medicine, opportunities exist to do research and provide sideline coverage for one of the community high schools in Gainesville.
I have truly enjoyed all of my rotations so far! Everyone is very kind, helpful and devoted to teaching. The inpatient service is exciting since we have many patients with a large variety of pathologies. A typical day on inpatient includes arriving by 5:30 am to pre-chart, signout at 6:00 am, then pre-round and round with the team. In the afternoons, I either go to didactics if it's Wednesday, continuity clinic or stay until 7pm with the first call phone. In the evenings, I have time to go on a run, spend time with family, friends or co-interns and watch TV while still getting enough sleep.