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For Gainesville family practitioner Daniel Rubin, M.D., his preceptorship during his first year of medical school at UF cemented his desire to pursue a career in primary care. He spent two weeks shadowing an internal medicine doctor in a small town in the Florida Panhandle and liked the connections the…

The ultimate gift

The UF College of Medicine’s class of 2015 expressed their sincere gratitude and final farewells in a letter to the individuals who donated their bodies to science. The anatomy class presented the letter as part of a memorial ceremony held in the HPNP Auditorium Dec. 6.

An evening in honor of the UF Medical Guild

More than 70 students, faculty, staff and guests joined guild members Nov. 30 at the Shands Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida’s Garden of Hope to celebrate the guild’s contribution to the college.

Activism with heart

Levi Watkins, M.D., clearly recalled the time a woman sitting beside him on a plane collapsed into the aisle on a flight to Nashville about 11 years ago. “It was clear she was in trouble,” said the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine associate dean and professor of cardiac surgery at…

A family gathering

Nicole Lawrence, M.D., chuckled as she listened to a professor talk about his first day as an intern. Lawrence, a pediatric gastroenterology fellow, and about 30 other people gathered at the University of Florida President’s House Nov. 14 for the Underrepresented Minority Housestaff Reception, an event sponsored by the…

Significant gift will help UF establish primary care education center

UF College of Medicine students, faculty and staff celebrated the news that Dr. H. James Free, a member of the College of Medicine’s first graduating class of 1960, and his wife, Carole, made the lead gift toward the construction of the 100,000-square-foot building, to be located next to the Health…

UF health leaders discuss big plans

Whether you are a visitor to the UF campus or a seasoned staff or faculty member, it is clear that the campus is growing. Just this year UF&Shands has hosted a number of groundbreakings, grand openings and around every corner one can find fresh drywall, evidence of this continuous expansion.