Rob Hatch, MD

Rob Hatch, MD, MPH

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Biography

Dr. Hatch is a  Professor and the  Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Community  Health and Family Medicine. He serves as the Clerkship Director of the  Family Medicine and Geriatrics Clerkship at the University of Florida  College of Medicine. He matriculated at the University of California,  Davis where he received a B.A. in chemistry and a B.S. in zoology. Dr.  Hatch attended medical school at the University of California, in Los  Angeles, California where he received his medical degree and a master’s  degree in Public Health. He was a resident at Blackstone Family  Practice Center at the Medical College of Virginia where he also  completed a faculty development fellowship. Dr. Hatch has received  numerous awards including the Hippocratic Award in 2006; Who’s Who in  Medicine and HealthCare, listed in Best Doctors in America; and is a three-time recipient of the Excellence in Generalist Medical Education Award. Dr. Hatch is a grant reviewer for the American Academy of Family Medicine Foundation, the National Institute for Healthcare Research, and HRSA. He has been a reviewer for the Journal of the Florida Medical Association, Family Medicine, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, American Family Physician, Journal of Family Practice, Family Practice Recertification, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Hatch is a member of and has served on numerous committees for the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Hatch has written numerous refereed articles and book chapters, and is co-author of the book Fracture Management in Primary Care. He has presented numerous regional, national and international workshops and presentations on various topics. Dr. Hatch’s areas of interests are access to health care for uninsured people, community-oriented primary care, public health, rural medicine, sports medicine, fracture care by family physicians, office radiology, substance abuse, the history of medicine, the medical school admissions process and spirituality and health. He is internationally known for developing the Spiritual Involvement and Beliefs Scale, which has been used by numerous investigators and translated into 4 different languages.

Education

Fellowship - Family Medicine
Medical College of Virginia
1988

Residency - Family Medicine
Medical College of Virginia
1987

Internship - Family Medicine
Medical College of Virginia
1985

Los Angeles
University of California
1984

Los Angeles
University of California
1984

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine

Honors and Awards

Simon Doff Visiting Professorship
University of Florida Jacksonville
2018

Clinical Science Teacher of the Year
University of Florida College of Medicine
2016

Keynote Speaker
UF College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony
2016

Outstanding Clerkship Director
Ken Kellner - MD - PhD Outstanding Clerkship Director Award
2016

Clinical Science Teacher of the Year
University of Florida College of Medicine
2014

Hippocratic Award
University of Florida College of Medicine Graduating Class
2014

Exemplary Teacher
University of Florida College of Medicine
2012-2017

Best Third Year Clerkship
Golden Apple Award
2011

Outstanding Service Award
Equal Access Homeless Clinic
2011

Honor Medical Society Inductee
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2011

Hippocratic Award
University of Florida College of Medicine Graduating Class
2010

STFM President’s Award
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
2010

Best Third Year Clerkship
Golden Apple Award
2009

Educator of the Year
Florida Academy of Family Physicians
2007

Exemplary Teacher
University of Florida College of Medicine
2006-2010

Hippocratic Award
University of Florida College of Medicine Graduating Class
2006

Exemplary Teacher
University of Florida College of Medicine
2003