The UF General Internal Medicine (UFGIM) Fellowship program is a new, one-year, non-ACGME accredited program within the Division of General Internal Medicine. The main purpose of the program, the first of its kind in Florida, is to foster the professional development of academic internists. Through innovative mentorship, we want to inspire clinicians, teachers, and researchers with a passion for generalism. Our mission is to create a training environment that builds upon foundational internal medicine residency training and introduces immersive experiences in collaborative research, the teaching of trainees, leadership, and management. Fellowship training in General Internal Medicine can provide the pivotal additional skill set needed for career advancement and sustainability in academic medicine. Our program is suited to prospective faculty interested in careers in inpatient or ambulatory medicine or even future sub-specialization in internal medicine.
The UFGIM Fellowship strives to become a leading post-graduate training program for academic general internists.
Goals and Objectives
- Expand Core GIM Practice Skills (patient panel management, advanced use of electronic health records, QI/safety investigative tools, advanced clinical management of both hospitalized and ambulatory care patients including consultative care)
- Provide Teaching Skill Development (working with learners with different aptitudes, course administration, teaching UME/GME/CME)
- Develop Research Skills appropriate for academic clinicians through enrollment in either the UF Graduate Certificate Program in Implementation Science or UF Clinical Translational Science Institute Certificate Program (instruction in design of hypotheses, experimental design, data interpretation, collaborative investigation)
- Enhance Communication Skills (writing, speaking, teaching, evaluating learners)
- Instill Professional Values (mentee skills, networking, career planning, self-evaluation)
- Teach Leadership and Management Skills (operationalizing goals, leading others, role modeling)
- Two ambulatory care sessions per week (8 hours each week)
- Two hospital ward attending rotations (4 weeks total)
- Two hospitalist consultant/inpatient attending shifts per month
Didactic instruction will be provided through one of the following certificate programs:
Faculty Group Practice
UFGIM faculty internists take pride in caring for patients throughout wellness and major illness, in both ambulatory and complex hospital settings. Our faculty attend at over 50,000 clinic visits and over 10,000 hospital patient visits annually. As academic internists, we have the primary responsibility for training students and residents in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases typically encountered in General Internal Medicine practice. Our clinics are highly resourced and offer immunizations, point of care testing, health coaching, and co-management of diabetes, anticoagulation, and hypertension in conjunction with clinical pharmacists at each site. We strongly emphasize evidence-based practice, disease prevention, and health promotion.
The Division of General Internal Medicine maintains three full-service internal medicine practices of expertly trained and board-certified UF faculty physicians. At each location, patients can enjoy comprehensive consultations, evaluations, and treatments.
1549 Gale Lemerand Drive 4th Floor, Suite 4592 Gainesville, FL 32610
4197 NW 86th Terrace 1st Floor Gainesville, FL 32606
7540 W. University Ave Gainesville, FL 32607
Our faculty also supervise medical residents and students during their general internal medicine hospital training on two dedicated teaching services.
1600 SW Archer Rd Gainesville, FL 32608
UF Health Shands Hospital ranks among the nation’s best in nine specialties in the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey. Overall, UF Health Shands Hospital was recognized as the top hospital in Florida. UF Health Shands Hospital continues to be one of the leading referral medical centers and most comprehensive hospitals in the Southeast.
Our faculty members are consistently recognized among the very best clinicians and educators at the University of Florida, as evidenced by numerous leadership positions and awards for teaching medical students and house staff. There is a strong commitment to medical education here in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Our faculty are dedicated to providing a very diverse and rich clinical experience.
Learn more about our faculty: Meet the Team
For more information on fellowship details, please email the Division Administration at DOM-Mail-GIM-Admin@medicine.ufl.edu.
All interested candidates must be board-eligible/certified in Internal Medicine at the start of the fellowship.