University of Florida College of Medicine

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College of Medicine
University of Florida Vertical Signature.svg
TypePublic medical school
Parent institution
University of Florida
EndowmentIncrease$1.73 billion (2018)[1]
DeanColleen G. Koch
Students1,642 [2]
Location, ,
United States
Entrance to the College of Medicine
Medical Plaza

The University of Florida College of Medicine is the medical school of the University of Florida. It is part of the J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center, with facilities in Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida. The college grants the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Medicine-Doctor of Philosophy (M.D.-Ph.D.), and Physician Assistant (P.A.) degrees to its graduates. The University of Florida College of Medicine was awarded $349 million in annual research expenditures in sponsored research for 2018.[3]


The college is part of the Health Science Center

The college was officially established in 1956. The founding Dean of the college was Dr. George T. Harrell. Dr. Harrell also founded the College of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University, becoming the first person to found two medical schools.

In March 2009, the college received the largest donation in its history. Jerry and Judy Davis donated $20 million to the College of Medicine to support teaching, research and programs in cancer, with special emphasis on research in lymphoma, breast cancer, bone marrow and gastrointestinal cancer.[4]


U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Medicine 36th out of 122 research-intensive medical schools in the U.S. in 2021.[5]

The University's teaching hospital, Shands at the University of Florida, is nationally ranked in 7 specialties.[6]

The ARWU ranked UF's College of Medicine 51st among schools of medicine across the globe in 2012.[7]

In December 2018 Expertscape recognized it as #4 in the world for expertise in Diabetes Mellitus Type 1.[8]


Admission to the University of Florida College of Medicine is considered to be highly competitive. For the M.D. class of 2015, 136 students enrolled out of 2,853 applicants. The class' undergraduate average GPA was 3.75, while the average MCAT was 31.06.[9] According to Dr. Gessner, former chair of the selection committee, the UF College of Medicine is a top choice for students if they want to receive a medical education in the state.[10]

Deans of the College of Medicine[edit]

Years Dean
1953–1964 George T. Harrell
1964–1972 Emanuel Suter
1972–1977 Chandler Stetson
1978–1980 William Deal
1980–1989 J. Lee Dockery
1989–1996 Allen Neims
1997–2002 Kenneth Berns
2002–2007 C. Craig Tisher
2007–2008 Bruce C. Kone
2008–2018 Michael L. Good
2018–2021 J. Adrian Tyndall (interim Dean)
2021–present Colleen G. Koch

See also[edit]


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2018. "Annual Performance Report". University of Florida Foundation. 2018. Archived from the original on January 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "University of Florida College of Medicine 2010" (PDF). Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "University of Florida smashes research awards record with $837.6 million in fiscal year 2018". University of Florida. July 31, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Chun, Diane (March 2, 2009). "Couple donate $21 million to Shands Cancer Center". Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  5. ^ "U.S. News & World Report". May 18, 2021. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  6. ^ "UF Health Shands Hospital". Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy - 2012 - 2012 Top 100 Universities in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy - ARWU-FIELD 2012". Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "Expertscape: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, December 2018". December 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "A week of firsts for new med students » insider – UF College of Medicine News Resource – University of Florida". August 23, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  10. ^ MAGGIE LAWRENCE; Alligator Contributing Writer (July 31, 2008). "UF med school application rate strong despite new Florida schools - The Independent Florida Alligator: Campus". Retrieved October 21, 2012.

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