Educational Affairs

A check-in on learning and training activity on the Jacksonville campus.

By: Frank Genuardi, M.D., M.P.H.

The colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy are major sources for education and training in Jacksonville.

 College of Medicine
Undergraduate Medical Education

Faculty and residents continue to provide excellent education to students in Jacksonville. The chart below shows the number of rotation weeks completed by various students over time, including the 2016-17 academic year, which ended in May.


Rotations are offered to medical and physician assistant students from the University of Florida College of Medicine, as well as students from other medical schools. They are not only able to take advantage of excellent educational experiences, but also have opportunities to learn more about our many residency training programs. In the most recently completed main residency match in March, 41 percent of individuals who matched at UF COMJ completed at least one student rotation here.

The end of the academic year is a time for celebration. Our current fourth-year medical students graduated May 20 and are moving into the next phase of their education as resident physicians. This graduating class selected the department of emergency medicine to receive the Golden Apple Award in Clinical Sciences as the best clinical teaching department in Gainesville and Jacksonville.

Also, our current clinical-year physician assistant students graduate June 17. They will then be eligible for full licensure and can enter practice in a variety of specialties.