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Image: Jeffrey G. House, D.O.
Jeffrey G. House, D.O.
Program Director

Image: Nilmarie Guzman, M.D.
Nilmarie Guzman, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Image: Carlos Palacio, M.D., M.P.H.
Carlos Palacio, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Program Director

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville (UFCOM-J) offers exceptional training in internal medicine through a 3-year, fully accredited ACGME residency program. We offer a dynamic training platform in full compliance with all ACGME program requirements.

Residency training at UFCOM-J occurs primarily at UF Health Jacksonville, a 695-bed not-for-profit tertiary care teaching facility. UF Health Jacksonville has the only Level I trauma center in Northeast Florida and a state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Center and Neuroscience Institute.

The UFCOM-J campus has had an ACGME approved Internal Medicine residency training program since 1961. Growing from five Internal Medicine trainees in 1961, the program now consists of 44 residents, and is led by two fourth year chief medical residents and three program directors.

The pillars of strength of the program are:

Education and Patient Care: The program has dedicated faculty, all of whom hold academic appointments with the UFCOM-J. To enhance the educational experience some unique programs are in place, including the ‘Mega Team’ and the Night Float rotation with distinct faculty and teaching. The core didactic curriculum spans 18 months and is repeated twice in 3 years. We serve the urban community of Jacksonville and have a very diverse patient population, leading to a rich clinical experience.

Faculty balance teaching and management while respecting the growth of the residents. Attending availability is not limited to attending rounds. Frequent contact with the faculty attending ensures in-depth discussion of patients and their illnesses. During PGY-2 and PGY-3, residents assume increasing responsibility and autonomy in diagnosing and managing patients. Our residents become efficient and experienced practitioners in the inpatient and ambulatory settings.

Research: The University has robust research programs and a large number of ongoing clinical trials. Our residents have a strong publication and presentation record at both regional and national levels.

Self-Governance: The program has a House Staff Council for Education (HSCE) comprised of elected resident representatives from each residency class, and serves as a critical advisory body to the program leadership when important changes in educational curriculum or policy are contemplated. The HSCE functions as a clearinghouse for trainee concerns and is a viable pathway for bringing issues to the attention of the leadership, and providing for effective dialog and problem-solving. Recommendations by the HSCE are presented to the entire residency cohort at monthly town meetings, allowing for further feedback and refinement. This system was used to effectively develop programs such as mega teams.

Subspecialty Training: Our residents have an exceptional track record in the fellowship match each year. There are also fellowship programs in cardiology, electrophysiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, interventional cardiology, medical oncology, nephrology, pulmonary/critical care medicine and rheumatology.

Location: 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.

We know this is one of the most important decisions of your professional career, so please explore our website in its entirety. For additional information about the program or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Jeffrey G. House, D.O.
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; Performance Improvement Officer

Nilmarie Guzman, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Carlos Palacio, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; Associate Clerkship Director

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