Rotations are offered to medical and physician assistant students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville, 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, 36 percent of individuals who matched at UF COMJ had completed at least one student rotation here.
The end of the academic year is a time for celebration. Our fourth-year medical students graduated May 19 and are moving into the next phase of their education as resident physicians. This graduating class selected the department of pediatrics to receive the Golden Apple Award in Clinical Sciences as the best clinical teaching department in Gainesville and Jacksonville.
Also, our clinical-year physician assistant students graduated June 16. They are now eligible for full licensure and can enter practice in a variety of specialties.
Resident physicians recognized
Several of our residents were recognized for their research at a May 21 poster session as part of the Duval County Medical Society’s Future in Healthcare Conference. The winners were:
- First Place: Kanishk Jha, M.D., pediatrics
“Visceral Adipose Index (VAI) can accurately predict markers of cardiometabolic risk in children”
- Second Place: Satish Maharaj, M.D., internal medicine
“Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) testing at UF Health Jacksonville”
- Third Place: Kumar Sambhav, M.D., surgery
“Deep capillary macular perfusion indices obtained with OCTA correlated with degree of NPDR”