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Linda R. Edwards, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

Welcome to the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville online resident manual. Our programs are designed to offer the finest experience possible. The faculty will challenge you, specifically as a student and practitioner of medicine. More broadly, you will be challenged as a participant in our nation's health delivery system as it undergoes substantial change. Naturally, during your tenure with us, you will respond to the direction of the chair of your department, to your program director, to other full-time faculty and to UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville and operating policies, rules and regulations of the participating institutions at which you are training.

We expect you to demonstrate the highest degree of medical professionalism in all your efforts. Courtesy, understanding and compassion toward patients and their families are an essential part of UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. A personal demeanor reflecting these characteristics to visitors and all hospital personnel is an attribute of the truly effective physician. The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville and our participating institutions understand the importance of a unified approach supporting a common vision of excellence. Central to this is strong physician leadership. As a member of our resident staff you are an important part of our leadership team.

Please become familiar with and use as a guide the helpful information in this manual. We are happy to have you as a member of our housestaff.

Linda R. Edwards, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs; Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine; Associate Chair, Department of Medicine; Medical Director, Program for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities