Over the past few months, we have been evaluating space on campus to accommodate additional students and house the Office of Student Affairs, which is now a separate entity from the Office of Educational Affairs.
We recently met with UF personnel from Gainesville to discuss the possibilities. A working group has been established to discuss the pros and cons of this potential move. The group will provide final recommendations in early spring 2020.
Frank Genuardi, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for student affairs, discusses medical student education in the Student Affairs section of this newsletter.
Though we’re planning for the future, let’s not lose sight of the present. A new academic year began July 1 at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Nearly 100 new resident physicians are calling our campus home for the next few years, and we are thrilled to have them.
A few of the newcomers are training in the ophthalmology residency program, which was restarted in July following a yearslong voluntary suspension. Other residency news includes the formation of a urology training program — the latest key advancement in our college’s most recently created department.
Congratulations to chairs Darrell WuDunn, M.D., Ph.D., and K.C. Balaji, M.D., on their respective departments’ educational developments, as we widen the breadth of our college’s training catalog.