UF Medicine

As the largest college within the UF Health academic health center, the UF College of Medicine is home to thousands of faculty, students and staff committed to improving the health and well-being of people across the globe.

#16 for research among public medical schools, ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Education

$349M in total research and sponsored program funding, with researchers exploring topics across nine research centers and institutes.

Research

100+ UF Health Physicians primary care and specialty medical practices are located throughout North Central Florida and Jacksonville.

Patient Care

Medical EducAtion

School of Physician Assistant Studies

The UF School of Physician Assistant Studies offers a continuous 24-month, full-time master’s program to train the next generation of PAs.

Nina Multak, P-H-D, stands next to a human patient simulator in a mock operating room with two Physician Assistant students

Master’s & Ph.D. programs

A variety of degree programs are offered aimed at translating discoveries from the lab to the patient.

Michelle Gumz, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Residency Training

With 75 ACGME-accredited housestaff programs, the UF College of Medicine provides graduate medical education through its partnership with the UF Health Physicians and UF Health hospitals.

Two medical students wearing white coats and one medical student wearing scrubs stand outside the Harrell Medical Education Building talking

ENGAGE, INNOVATE, EXCEL 2026

College of Medicine Strategic Plan

Under the leadership of Dean Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., the UF College of Medicine has launched a comprehensive strategic planning process to develop a road map that will guide the college’s future for years to come.

College Pilars

College News

UF Health designated Center of Excellence for rare inherited condition involving blood vessels

The Cure HHT foundation designated UF Health as Florida’s first HHT Center of Excellence

UF Health chief diversity officer named

Lakesha Butler, Pharm.D., begins Aug. 22

Students from School of PA Studies class of 2024 gifted stethoscopes, begin training

61 future physician assistants join the UF College of Medicine

Project from HR creates resource for best practices on diverse and inclusive hiring

The project is part of Dean Koch’s strategic plan initiative

College Events

College Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Jul 18

  2. Jul 20

    1. Orange and Brew

      Opus at UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals

      9:00am to 10:00am

  3. Aug 17

  4. Sep 21

  5. Sep 23

Our Research

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Michael S. Okun, M.D.

As a physician-scientist, Michael S. Okun, M.D., professor and chair of the department of neurology, discusses his work at the lab bench and the patient's bedside.

Doctor Okun talks with colleagues. Play Video

Meet our Faculty

Patrick Tighe wears a white coat.

DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S.

Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S., who holds the Donn M. Dennis, M.D., Professorship in Anesthetic Innovation, has been named associate dean for AI application & implementation. In this role, he will leverage his experience in AI to improve understanding of clinical operations and patient safety using advanced analytical methods. He will also collaborate with others throughout the college to improve the accessibility and impact of AI methods in support of the college’s missions, including the safe and effective implementation of AI solutions into clinical care.

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College of Medicine Alumni News

Florida Physician

Magazine for alumni, faculty and friends of the UF College of Medicine.