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 the citizens of Florida and foster discovery in health research.
Since graduating its first medical students in 1960, the college has graduated more than 4,000 physicians. The college also offers other graduate degree programs, including:
- Medical science
- Biomedical engineering
- Physician assistant studies
- Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences
The College’s Gainesville campus is comprised of 26 clinical and basic science departments staffed by nearly 1,000 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.
A patient care setting is provided to College of Medicine faculty and students by the University of Florida Physicians Group Practice, a close collaboration with Shands HealthCare, the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as several community healthcare 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.