Get to know Jake Albert, TFA Class of 2009
When did you graduate from TFA?
Where did you attend college?
I attended Samford University and graduated in 2013. I then attended the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and graduated in 2018.
Please share any awards, academic achievements, or professional accomplishments.
I received the award for “Outstanding Contribution to Sports Medicine” while at USF’s Morsani College of Medicine. I also trained as a Resident Physician at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in Family Medicine and completed my residency in 2021. I subsequently trained as a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow at the esteemed James Andrew Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, and completed the fellowship in 2022.
Please share about your family, occupation, and/or volunteer service.
I married fellow TFA Alum Lauren (Cole) Albert in 2014 and we welcomed our first child, Truett William Albert, in December of 2021. In September 2022, I opened a Primary Care and Sports Medicine clinic in Palm Harbor, FL with Millenium Physician Group. In my spare time, I continue to engage in volunteer and service opportunities at local free clinics and also have an interest in organizing medical mission trips in the future.
How did TFA prepare you for the next steps in your life?
TFA certainly helped provide a solid foundation to launch from, both spiritually and academically. Entering undergrad with confidence and conviction helped me make my faith my own and have all the tools needed for a successful academic journey.
What teacher(s) and/or coach(s) had the most impact on your life, why/how?
Coach Chris Mayberry has had a huge impact on my life both on and off the court, living out what it means to be a leader and an unashamed Christ-follower. He also helped show me the importance of accountability and details. Coach Oliver really sparked my interest in Sports Medicine, which has shaped my career, but more importantly, he demonstrated what a passion for Jesus, that supersedes all else looks like. Coach Kinard also showed me how scripture can relate to every aspect of life and made my football experience about so much more than just football. Lastly, George Siler personally invested in me and taught me how to think for myself, and taught me valuable studying/learning tools.
Is there anything else you’d like to share about the impact or connections TFA has made in your personal and/or professional life?
I’m grateful for how all the faculty and staff at TFA invested in me and impacted the launch point for my life. It’s so cool to see that legacy continuing and lives being impacted every year. I hope to help return the favor to TFA in some way in the future!