Welcome

Image: Silvio W. de Melo, Jr., M.D.
Silvio W. de Melo, Jr., M.D.
Interim Program Director

Welcome to the website for the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. Our 3-year program offers outstanding training and is ACGME-accredited. This fellowship aims to facilitate the development of important skills in the effective practice of medicine. These include professional relationship-building with colleagues and staff, teaching and presentation skills, independent decision-making and administrative skills. To develop these skills, graded levels of responsibility are woven into the curriculum. In general, it encompasses the following areas: teaching, patient care, management and research.

Mission Statement

We strive to be the best Gastroenterology training program in the country using the resources that we have available to us. Excelling in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice is the core foundation of our training program. We are committed to the education and competency of quality patient-centered care and safety in an environment rich in scholarly activities. Upon graduation we expect each trainee to be able to enter an unsupervised practice of evidence based gastroenterology with an enthusiasm for life- long learning and professional growth.

In addition to the above professional opportunities, Jacksonville, Florida is an ideal place to live and work. It is home to perfect weather, abundant beaches, unlimited outdoor sports and the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.

For more detailed information about our fellowship program, including a list of our faculty, explore our website further. Contact us for any additional information or questions you may have. Thank you for your interest, and I hope that you find this site informative and interesting.

Silvio W. de Melo, Jr., M.D.
Medical Director, Endoscopy; Interim Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship

News & Announcements

Pain management team uses little-known technique to ease chronic pain

10/7/2014

Rahim Mohamad endured an excruciating pain in his neck for four very long years. It gave him migraine headaches, kept him awake at nig... [full story]

Patients experience “a whole new world” after weight loss surgery

9/8/2014

Imagine waiting in line for hours to take your kids on a theme park ride, only to be kicked off because you’re too heavy. Imagin... [full story]

Nine College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty members promoted

6/19/2014

Nine faculty members at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville have received promotions that will take effe... [full story]

Upcoming Events

Oct 22

Ebola Virus Disease

From 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM

Oct 24

Hemodialysis-Associated Thrombocytopenia

From 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM

Oct 31

Nephrology Clinical Case Conference

From 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM