Dr. Melissa Parsons an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL. She earned her medical degree from University of Florida in Gainesville and completed her residency at UF-Jacksonville. She stayed on as faculty and became the Assistant Medical Director to the affiliated community ED prior to returning to the large county teaching hospital as Assistant Program Director. Her academic interests focus on medical student and resident education through simulation, resident wellness, and addressing gender disparities in the workplace. Her personal interest consist of fishing, lobstering and hunting in her spare time.
Like most of the alpha-female, driven, women in medicine, I strive for perfection. From straight A’s in grade school to superb MCAT and STEP scores to being elected chief resident, I was determined to settle for nothing less than excellence….