The University of Florida Division of Geriatric Medicine is seeking a board eligible or board certified geriatrician to join our rapidly expanding team. This is a full-time appointment in the Department of Medicine at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level for a tenure/non-tenure track position. Rank and tenure status will be determined based on education and experience. The successful candidate must have a strong interest in developing an academic career.
The primary duties include inpatient and outpatient responsibilities, with opportunities for clinical research and teaching. Requisite attributes include a commitment to service, a strong sense of teamwork and a desire to train tomorrow's doctors.
Applicants must be board-certified or board eligible and eligible for a Florida Medical License. Starting salary is negotiable; commensurate with education and experience.
UF Health is one of the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health centers and includes UF Health Shands, an 1,100-bed quaternary referral hospital, which consistently ranks among the top 50-hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in multiple specialties. In addition, the University of Florida is a top 5 public research university and includes substantial resources to support teaching, research, and collaboration, including one of only two Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) hubs in the state of Florida. The CTSI features a Training and Research Academy for Clinical and Translational Science for early career faculty seeking to develop research skills and pursue careers as clinical investigators.
About the area:
The Gainesville, Florida region has an inexpensive cost of living, nationally ranked public middle and high schools, and superb weather with multiple year-round recreational opportunities including biking, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and cave diving. Pristine wilderness areas, coastal communities, famous theme parks, and other attractions are within a short driving distance.
Applicants must be board-certified or board eligible and eligible for a Florida Medical License.
The Department of Medicine is a nationally renowned clinical and research team with over 300 faculty in 11 Divisions: Cardiovascular Medicine; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism; Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition; General Internal Medicine; Hematology & Oncology; Hospital Medicine; Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine; Nephrology, Hypertension & Renal Transplantation; Palliative Care; Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine; and Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology. The Division of Hospital Medicine also hosts the Palliative Care Program. The department houses multiple major research centers, including the Clinical and Translational Research Institute, the Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology, the UF Health Integrative Medicine Program, the Cell Therapy Research Network, and The Institute of Therapeutic Innovation. The department also plays major leadership roles in the UF Health Cancer Center and the UF Diabetes Institute.
The department supports 117 internal medicine residents and 90 fellows in fellowship programs, spanning our divisions. The department has 12 external clinic sites, and runs all internal medicine clinical services at both the UF Health S...hands Teaching Hospital (900 beds) and the adjacent Malcolm Randall VA Hospital (350 beds). Medicine services in Shands hospital include: MICU, Intermediate Medical Care Unit, Hospital Medicine, General Medicine teaching services, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Malignant Hematology & BMT, Oncology, Medical Observation Unit, the Endoscopy Center, the Bronchoscopy Center, Medical Cardiology, the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Departmental faculty also serve as Medical Directors for Liver, Kidney, and Pancreatic transplantation. The Department admits 20,000 patients a year to Shands, and sees 160,000 out-patients annually. In December of 2017, UF Health opened a new tower encompassing UF Health Heart and Vascular Hospital and UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital.
Departmental faculty hold over $24 M in annual NIH funding (direct costs), ranking 40th in the Blue Ridge Institute’s survey of all internal medicine departments in FY14. There are 11 faculty that serve on NIH or VA study sections, and another 105 that serve on a national medical society committee. There are 95 Departmental faculty that serve on editorial boards of journals, and 90 faculty with peer-reviewed extra-mural funding. Departmental faculty published 698 papers and 63 book chapters in FY14.