University of Florida College of Medicine

College of Medicine
Established 1956
Type Medical school
Parent institution Health Science Center
Academic affiliation University of Florida
Location Gainesville, Florida, United States
Dean Dr. Michael L. Good
Postgraduates 1,642 [1]
Alumni 34,000+
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 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.[2]


U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Medicine 42nd out of 122 research-intensive medical schools in the U.S. in 2010.[3]

The University's teaching hospital, Shands at the University of Florida, is nationally ranked in 7 specialties.[4]

The ARWU ranked UF's College of Medicine 51st among schools of medicine across the globe in 2012.[5]


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.[6] 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.[7]

Deans of the College of Medicine

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–present Michael L. Good
Deans of the College of Medicine
Michael L. Good Bruce C. Kone

See also


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