Shands at UF features four clinical “Centers of Excellence,” including: Cancer, Cardiovascular medicine, Neurological services, and Transplantation.
The Department is composed of 66 clinical faculty, seven research faculty, 75 residents, 12 fellows, 45 mid-level providers and a support and administrative staff of 35 people. It is a world renowned academic department that typically publishes at least one book, more than 50 manuscripts and book chapters and is granted at least 4 U. S. patents each year.
Multiple fellowship-trained faculty cover each clinical subspecialty discipline including: Critical Care Medicine, pediatric, congenital cardiac, adult cardiac, neurosurgical and obstetric anesthesia as well as regional and acute pain medicine and chronic pain. Research interests of the faculty span clinical, basic science, nanotechnology, simulation training and interactive World Wide Web projects.
Gainesville consistently ranks in the top 10 lists of desirable places to live by various magazines and ranking services. It is a medium-sized city in North Central Florida with a city and county population of approximately 180,000. The additional 50,000 University of Florida and 20,000 Santa Fe College students bring the total population to 250,000 people. It has the general atmosphere of a college town, where both housing costs and taxes are low compared to most areas of the country and there is no state income tax. Gainesville does have seasons, with a mild winter, pleasant spring and fall, and a typical southern summer. It’s inland location protects from the impact of hurricanes in both the Gulf and Atlantic.
The University of Florida is one of the largest universities in the nation. UF is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant research university. It is among the nation’s most academically diverse and is home to 19 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. Kiplinger’s lists UF as the second best value in public colleges nationwide for the seventh year in a row.(Feb 2012 edition).
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