The start of July is an exciting time for the college, ushering in the beginning of a new academic year. We welcomed nearly 100 new residents and fellows to the UF Health family as they began their training. Incoming residents represent 24 states and 8 countries, which speaks to the diversity of our training programs.
It is significant to note, of all the individuals who matched, 35% of them completed a student rotation on our campus. We are thrilled to have them and are confident they will receive top-tier training under the leadership of our faculty and staff.
The opening of UF Health East is an exciting development for our organization as we continue to provide high-quality care in Northeast Florida. The medical facility, located near the intersection of J. Turner Butler Blvd. and Kernan Blvd., will officially open its doors in December 2022 in collaboration with Jax Spine & Pain Centers, an independent pain management services provider.
There, UF Health will offer what will be Jacksonville’s largest freestanding ambulatory surgery center on the first floor. The surgery center will be home to four operating rooms, four procedure rooms and two endoscopy suites. On the second floor, six subspecialties – neurosurgery, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, gastroenterology, orthopaedic surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology – will conduct daily operations. The third floor will house Jax Spine & Pain suites. We look forward to expanding our reach to serve the southeast quadrant of Jacksonville.