Welcome to UF Dept. of Emergency Medicine at Gainesville
The University of Florida is the flagship institution of higher learning in the state university system of Florida and one of the largest public universities in the country. The entire 2,000 acre university campus is located in the town of Gainesville most recently voted by National Geographic as the one of the best places to work and play in the U.S. The academic medical campus of the University of Florida is home to Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, Dentistry and Medicine and is partnered with Shands at the University of Florida which is one of the premier academic medical centers and tertiary care facilities in the South East, and is the hub of an eight hospital network which includes Shands Jacksonville.
The University of Florida’s Health Science Center and Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, FL
Shands at the University of Florida is a level one Trauma center, and the only burn center in northern Florida with a catchment area spanning 11 counties. The Department of Emergency Medicine at Gainesville is an independent academic department within the college of medicine and supports a residency program fully accredited by the ACGME. The Emergency Department Faculty and staff of the University of Florida and Shands at UF provide care in a new 37,000 square foot 66 bed state of the art emergency department and trauma critical care center with an annual volume of 87,000 annual visits. The department is designed to improve patient throughput and to provide the infrastructure for expert critical and trauma care, exposing our residents to a unique cross section in their health care delivery experience ranging from urban to the rural environments of North Florida.
The residency program was expertly developed with a modular human simulation based curriculum at its core. Our faculty have wide ranging interests from Micro vascular injury including end-organ damage in the heart, brain and lung, non-invasive cardiovascular monitoring, health care policy and research, adult learning and patient simulation, ultrasound as well as environmental and toxicological emergencies and International Emergency Medicine. Our location on the university campus has opened doors for significant collaborations with other departments, colleges and centers across campus including the emerging pathogens institute and the Universities’ translational research initiatives (CTSA). We enjoy substantial support from a university dedicated to the missions of research and education. Our residency program also hosts a Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in collaboration with the Department of Anesthesiology.
The Department provides medical direction for ShandsCair Medical Flight Teams (both a fixed wing and helicopter service), ShandsCair ground EMS services, Alachua County Fire Rescue services and local hazmat teams.
Faculty from our Department had also provided primary medical direction for NASA medical support teams during the last 10 years of the NASA Space Mission. Medical support team members received special certifications from NASA and participated in disaster training and onsite simulations in order to provide medical support for all NASA shuttle missions that originated from Cape Canaveral.
Our team at UF & Shands is dedicated to providing the highest quality of clinical emergency care. You will not find a group of faculty more dedicated to the College’s teaching mission or an atmosphere more open and collegial for residency training.
Please explore our site and contact us if you are interested in being part of our growing team at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Joseph A Tyndall, MD, MPH Chairman and Associate Professor