First-year family medicine resident Grace Benmhend, M.D., visited an Orlando theme park, took a trip to St. Augustine, explored Paynes Prairie and snorkeled at Devil’s Den. She has completed 10 tasks and loves her jacket.
“I think the challenge is very beneficial to help residents prioritize having fun and appreciate their locale,” Benmhend said. “The challenge definitely motivated me to try new things around Gainesville.”
Rushi Patel, M.D., first-year internal medicine resident, said he was unsure how he’d spend his free time after relocating to Gainesville from a large city like Atlanta, but the challenge acquainted him and his friends with their new home. He’s completed six bucket list items so far and plans to cross off more.
“This challenge showed me that Gainesville has so much more to explore, and I doubt I’ll be able to hit all the spots in my three years here, but I’ll try,” Patel said.
Participants can share their completed tasks by posting their photos as public on their Facebook pages using #UFMedBucketList and tagging @UFDrGator or emailing photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.