Christopher Schwan, MD, who completed his residency in anesthesiology in 2019, is glad he chose the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville for training. The combination of quality hands-on clinical training and didactic education prepared him well for practice.
“Medical school lays a great foundation to continue building a solid body of medical knowledge in residency. However, the skills that you master in residency are truly invaluable,” Schwan said. “Additionally, the experience allows you to gain the corporate knowledge to be able to work as an integral team member with other medical colleagues.”
Looking forward, Edwards and other leaders want to find ways to make the college an even more desirable destination for those who seek medical training. For instance, championing greater diversity will further strengthen an educational infrastructure that has enjoyed dedication from department chairs and program directors and years of consistency among key staff in the Office of Educational Affairs.
“While we have a diverse group of residents and faculty, our goal is to further enhance our diversity and be a more inclusive academic health center,” Edwards said.
Visit History.UFHealthJax.org to learn more about our diverse history.