There is no day quite like Match Day at the University of Florida! It is so exciting for everyone in Gainesville to welcome those beginning their medical residency program at the University of Florida Medical Center and University of Florida Health. We want to welcome you all to Gator Nation and the Gainesville community!
Match Day is an annual March event that places medical students from all around the country – including our very own University of Florida College of Medicine class of 2017 – into medical residency training programs at hospitals across the U.S. For the next four years of their medical careers, the hospital residents who are placed with our local hospitals will make Gainesville their home.
Beginning a new residency program means facing some tough challenges, but one of the biggest difficulties Gainesville newcomers often face happens long before their first day on the job. Finding the right home can be a difficult task, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the neighborhoods, types of homes available, and your commute to the hospital.
Thankfully, there are so many terrific neighborhoods to choose from that are a short distance from both UF Health and UF Medical Center, and no matter where you choose to live, you’ll always be close to the college-area nightlife, flourishing arts community, premier dining, exhilarating outdoor activities, and of course, all the UF Gator game day action you can handle!
Gainesville is one of the most thriving cities in the country, and we have a reputation for being one of the most fun cities as well. Often called to as “Hogtown,” Gainesville is never short on things to do and places to see. Whether you prefer to live close to the hustle and bustle of Downtown Gainesville, live the quiet life in the eclectic Northwest area, or stay close to the UF orange and blue, there are so many activities and places to live that can make Gainesville the perfect fit for your unique style and needs.
We know that your residency program will keep you plenty busy over the next few years, but when you have the time to sit back and enjoy the town, Gainesville is full of exciting places to explore and enjoy. Whether strolling through expansive farmers market at Union Street in the afternoons or paddle boarding on the Santa Fe River, there is no better place to spend your time off relaxing and getting back to nature than right here in Gainesville.
When you are ready to begin your search for a home anywhere in the Gainesville area, turn to the local team that the local community trusts to have premium house listings, dedicated and experienced Realtors®, and unparalleled customer service. Thomas Group Realty is here to help you every step of the way so you can settle into your new home quickly and get back to what’s important – your new residency position at UF Health or UF Medical Center.