About Pavel Mazirka
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Clinical Interests: Colorectal surgery, education.
What were you looking for in a residency program? A balanced academic and clinical experience. Camaraderie.
What are the strengths of the UF program? Faculty support, research opportunities, high volume of complex cases, resident decision-making autonomy, camaraderie, matching residents into competitive fellowships.
What do you like best about living in Gainesville? A college town that everyday feels more like a city. Ample activity, dining and nightlife options. Warm weather. College football and department tailgates. Many local parks, trails and springs. The cost of living that is compatible with resident salary. A short drive to a beach or a major city (Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville).
List of hobbies/interests: Gym, running, hiking, ice hockey, traveling, going to concerts/festivals, gaming, PC building, DIY projects.