Life in Gainesville

Ben Hill Griffin StadiumThe combination of UF Health Shands Hospital, the city of Gainesville, and North Central Florida provides a unique mix of academic and professional opportunities, culture, athletics, and outdoor recreation to our faculty, residents and staff.

Come explore our facilities and what the surrounding community has to offer.

The city of Gainesville and our surrounding North Central Florida communities are among the nicest places you’ll ever live.

The area offers a sophisticated and scholarly environment within an academic enclave built with the future in mind. Living here, you’ll enjoy enlightening and engaging cultural and arts activities, high-energy  University of Florida sporting events, andLake Wauburg Paynes Prarie Preserve State Park a centralized location that puts you within comfortable driving distance of famous beaches and attractions.

But you don’t have to go far to enjoy the true nature of Gainesville, as there are parks, lakes, and springs less than an hour away in any direction. You’ll also have access to impressive educational opportunities at our three local community colleges and the University of Florida.

You’ll truly enjoy the best of all worlds here. Learn more now about this special place you can call your own!

Further explore Gainesville with a Guide to Greater Gainesville!

During my time as a UF Health Shands Administrative fellow, I had the opportunity to work on meaningful projects, make life-long connections, and learn to become a better leader. Each day of the fellowship is different, and whether you are shadowing, working on projects, or observing leaders, you will always be doing something new. Our preceptors are truly invested in the fellowship and challenge you to grow both professionally and personally. As a fellow, you are treated as part of the team and get the chance to work on projects with leaders across the organization. UF Health Shands is a great place to learn and start your career!

-Kelsey Taylor, Administrative Fellow 2019-2020