Why UF Health Shands Hospital

Our Vision
The vision of UF Health Shands Hospital is to strive to create unstoppable momentum toward the goal of improving individual and community health through discovery, clinical and translational science and technology, exceptional education and patient-centered, innovative, high-quality health care. As part of the University of Florida, we have an exceptional set of resources in health care services and the sciences, and an extraordinarily talented faculty and staff committed to the goal of making UF Health Shands Hospital truly great across our missions of patient care, teaching, research and community service.

Our Staff
Nearly 900 expert UF College of Medicine and community physicians along with more than 8,000 skilled Shands nursing and support staff provide comprehensive high-quality patient care, from primary care and family medicine to subspecialty tertiary and quaternary services for patients with highly complex medical conditions. The faculty from the UF College of Medicine includes nationally and internationally recognized physicians whose expertise is supported by intensive research activities. Shands' affiliation with the UF Health Science Center allows patients to benefit from the latest medical knowledge and technology. Most services are supported by top notch administrative talent, of which the hospital could not function without.

Our Recognition
The UF Health Science Center is a world leader in interdisciplinary research, generating 52 percent of UF's total research awards. UF Health Shands Hospital consistently earns top-50 rankings in the U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospitals report. In the 2016-17 report, UF Health Shands Hospital was recognized in eight specialties: Cancer (#49), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#48), Geriatrics (#33), Gynecology (#29), Nephrology (#11), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#21), Pulmonology (#25), and Urology (#42). UF Health Shands Children's Hospital was recognized among the nation’s best in nine medical specialties in the 2016-17 U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings; Cancer (#22), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#24), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#18), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#40), Neonatology (#23), Nephrology (#32), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#46), Pulmonology (#27), and Urology (#40). In addition, UF Health Shands Hospital earned high-performing recognition in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Orthopedics, and Ear, Nose & Throat.

Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of UF Health Shands Hospital’s immense resources and learn from seasoned executive leaders. Past administrative residents were exceptionally prepared for their current positions, and attribute their experience here at UF Health Shands Hospital for their career success.


"To say that I would recommend this residency is an understatement. It's an amazing experience to have such talented leadership and people invested in your growth - all while working to address relevant, real–world topics. I know that the relationships and experiences gained during this residency will forever have a profound and positive impact on my future as a healthcare leader."

Joe Lightfoot, Administrative Resident 2011-2012