College of Medicine


College of Medicine

The College of Medicine, the largest of six colleges at the University of Florida Health Science Center, opened in 1956 with a mission to increase Florida’s supply of highly qualified physicians, provide advanced health care services to Florida residents, and foster discovery in health research. Since graduating its first medical students in 1960, the College has graduated more than 5,000 physicians. The College also offers other graduate degree programs, including medical science, biomedical engineering, physician assistant studies, and the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences.

The college’s Gainesville campus comprises of 28 clinical and basic science departments staffed by more than 1,300 faculty members. The Jacksonville campus, located 75 miles to the northeast, is home to more than 350 physicians and scientists delivering medical care in an urban setting, performing research, and educating medical students and residents.

Inpatient and outpatient care settings are provided to College of Medicine faculty and students by the UF Health Physicians practices, UF Health Shands Hospital, the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, the UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as several community health care sites and other affiliated hospitals in Florida. First-rate medical facilities and well-trained physicians and physicians-in-training are partnered to provide the highest quality of patient care.

The University of Florida College of Medicine recognizes that medical education, health care excellence, and health equity will best be achieved by a diverse and inclusive health care workforce caring for diverse patients in a multicultural environment. The College of Medicine is further committed to the establishment of an inclusive environment where the best minds and a diversity of talent are attracted to our community in support of our contribution to learning, healing and the amelioration of human suffering. University of Florida College of Medicine Statement on Diversity