Feb. 2, 2022 — UF College of Medicine students now have a chance to hear from alumni who have completed their training across various specialties each month during the Gator Specialty Series.
Created in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Gator Specialty Series is a platform where College of Medicine graduates can provide insight into their chosen field of practice. The series explores specialties in different clinical settings across urban and rural communities and academic medicine.
“The Gator Specialty Series is one of the key ways the College of Medicine can provide exposure to various careers, and our students will have the benefit of learning about career options from day one in medical school,” said Shireen Madani Sims, M.D., associate dean for student affairs.
During the first event in January, which focused on psychiatry, alumni Jennifer Goetz, M.D. ’13; Michelle Scargle, M.D. ’06; Sarah Vinson, M.D. ’07; Miriam Rahmani, M.D. ’09; and Maria Llorente, M.D., shared their training experiences, accomplishments, challenges and insights. A recording of that session, attended by more than 40 medical students, is available to view online.
The next event, taking place Feb. 15 from noon to 1 p.m., will feature three alumni specializing in pediatrics, Sonja Rasmussen, M.D. ’90; Janelle Hayes Barfield, M.D., FAAP, ’06; and Michael Ortiz, M.D. ’10. The event can be attended in person at Learning Studio 125 inside the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building or virtually via Zoom: