The UF College of Medicine prepares our graduates to become leaders and scholars who are committed to clinical excellence and humanistic, patient-centered care and who adhere to the highest professional standards within the changing world of health care.

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As part of a large, diverse university and academic health center, the College of Medicine is home to many leading basic and clinical scientists. This provides our students with opportunities to work on world-class biomedical research projects during their medical school training.

The college offers a variety of educational options, including a curriculum leading to a medical degree, a medical science program referred to as the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences leading to a Ph.D. or an M.S. degree, and joint degree programs for both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Also part of the College of Medicine is the School of Physician Assistant Studies.

In addition to educating medical and graduate students, the college provides continuing education of resident physicians and fellows through its collaboration with the UF Faculty Group Practice Clinics and UF Health Shands Hospitals. Continuing education and development of practicing physicians is offered by the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Office overseen by Senior Associate Dean and CEO of UF Physicians, Marvin A. Dewar, M.D., J.D.

The College of Medicine Office of Educational Affairs, which is led by the senior associate dean, Joseph C. Fantone, M.D., oversees and provides administrative support for all education activities at the college.

Further supporting the education mission of the college, the Office of Program Evaluation and Student Assessment and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development promote the strengthening of faculty’s instructional and evaluative skills as well as the College’s educational programs themselves and fostering the highest scholarship standards at both levels.