Community Service

There are many opportunities to give back to the local community during your time as a Fellow at UF Health Shands Hospital!

Alachua County Heart Walk

In the fall, the hospital raises money for the Alachua County Heart Walk.  Each year, UF Health Shands is one of the top company fundraisers in the community. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in fundraising events such as the UF Health Carnival Kickoff for the Heart Walk and can participate in the walk themselves. For more info, click here.For more info, click here.

United Way of North Central Florida

UF Health Shands Hospital also has a strong commitment to the United Way of North Central Florida (UWNCF). UWNCF is relied upon to help fund critical community-based programs that assist families and individuals to become financially stable, encourage education and learning, and promote health and wellness. Each fall, UF Health Shands runs a United Way Campaign for employees to donate and 100% of the money raised through the campaign stays in North Central Florida. For more information, click here.

March of Dimes

In the spring, UF Health Shands raises money for the local March of Dimes. In the past, Fellows have participated in fundraising events such as Hops for Hope and the annual March for Babies event. For more information, click here.

These are just a few of the many ways that UF Health Shands Hospital gives back to the local, Gainesville community.

Other Charities


“The UF Health Shands administrative residency far exceeded the expectations I had upon entering the role. The exposure to senior leadership, degree of responsibility, and overall experiences with which I had been presented were quite astounding and prompted both higher level learning and extensive development, professionally and beyond. Each day in the residency carried great value, which I can confidently say I will carry with me throughout my career in healthcare. I feel extremely grateful to have been an administrative resident for such an exceptional organization and am proud to say it has transformed me into a lifelong learner.”

-Erica Barnum, Administrative Resident 2016-2017


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