Residency Program

 


A Message from Our Director

Heft

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,

JSHSig

Jessica Heft, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Residency Program Director

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery


Our Mission

The University of Florida Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program strives to improve the lives of the diverse community we serve through evidence-based, patient-centered care. We are committed to lifelong learning, leadership, advocacy, and the promotion of women’s healthcare on both a local, state, national, and global scale. We are dedicated to clinical excellence, cultural humility, and equity in all aspects of our work including patient care, research, education, and quality improvement. The University of Florida Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program is dedicated to cultivating compassionate, knowledgeable, culturally competent physicians and to supporting their specific goals whether that be independent practice, subspecialty training, public health advocacy, or academic leadership. Our program aims to provide unique and individualized resident physician education, and to continue a legacy of thoughtful, holistic, and evidence-based care. To confirm that we are helping our residents realize their full potential, we track the following for the aims of academic excellence, leadership, and social commitment:

  1. Proportion of residents who practice in their desired setting after graduation including fellowship, private practice, and academics.
  2. Completed Quality Improvement and Original Research projects as well as the subsequent presentations and publications produced.
  3. Number of current residents who participate in local community service, global health, and advocacy.
  4. Number of current residents involved in regional, national, and international organizations.
  5. ABOG Qualifying Exam pass rates.
  6. ABOG Certifying Exam pass rates.

 


Contact

We welcome your interest in our program. If you have any questions, please contact:

Nicole Drake

Residency Program Coordinator

Phone: (352) 273-7943

Email: drakend@ufl.edu