Program Director’s Message

A Message from Our Director


Welcome to our Website! Thank you for your interest in the University of Florida Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. We recognize that choosing a residency program is one of the most important decisions of your life. I have been the Program Director here since the Spring of 2021 and prior to that, I was the Associate Program Director. Our program values compassion, commitment, curiosity, and cultural humility. We are the primary source of obstetric and gynecologic care for women in Gainesville and in the surrounding rural counties.  In addition, we serve as a tertiary-level referral center for high-risk obstetrics, oncology, general and urogynecology, and endocrinology patients throughout the state of Florida. Resident training takes place at the University of Florida Health Science Center.  The Health Science Center is a modern, integrated facility that includes the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine as well as five hospitals.  The five hospitals, UF Health Shands, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Health Heart and Vascular Hospital, the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital, and the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, combined have over 1,600 beds and provide the latest in state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient services. All medical specialties are represented at the Health Science Center. Feel free to explore our website for information about our curriculum, resident surgical experience, fringe benefits, and the application process.
Warm regards,


Jessica Heft, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Residency Program Director

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery