Training Tomorrow’s Health Care Providers

From the time of the academic health center’s founding in 1956, we have operated as a single academic enterprise dedicated to training a variety of professionals and to introducing knowledge that will safeguard the health of Florida’s citizens.

UF College of Dentistry

The only state-supported dental school in Florida, the school’s research enterprise ranks fifth nationally in NIH funding. About 90 new dentists and 56 dental specialists graduate each year, with the majority choosing to stay in Florida. The college offers advanced education programs in endodontics, esthetics, general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics and dental public health.

UF Health College of Dentistry

UF College of Medicine

U.S. News & World Report ranked the college No. 15 nationally for research among public institutions and No. 36 among all medical schools. In addition, the college’s primary care ranked No. 33 nationally for public institutions and No. 51 overall. The college comprises 28 research-oriented and clinical science departments, the School of Physician Assistant Studies, a graduate training program in biomedical sciences leading to master’s and doctorate degrees and a combined M.D./Ph.D. training program. The curriculum provides students more exposure to clinical training early in their medical education and emphasizes small group and collaborative learning, including advanced simulation training.

Harrell Medical Education Building

UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville

The college has 452 faculty members, 432 of whom are physicians, among 16 clinical departments. The college offers 39 ACGME- or CODA-accredited residency and fellowship programs. More than 395 resident physicians and fellows train on the UF Health Jacksonville campus and in affiliated outpatient practices, making it the fifth-largest GME program in Florida. For 2020, 50% of graduating residents remained in Florida. Doximity ranks the college’s residency programs in emergency medicine and integrated interventional radiology as among the most reputable programs in the South. In addition, the college offers clerkships for third- and fourth-year medical students, as well as physician assistant students, primarily from the university’s main campus.

UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville

UF College of Nursing

The premier educational institution for nursing in Florida, the college offers B.S.N., D.N.P. and Ph.D. degrees. The B.S.N. program has three tracks: the traditional B.S.N., the Accelerated B.S.N. for students who have degrees in other fields, and the R.N. to B.S.N. program, which is fully online. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Doctor of Nursing Practice program No. 24 among public programs nationally and No. 36 among all institutions.

College of Public Health and Health Professions

UF College of Pharmacy

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 5 pharmacy college nationally, the UF College of Pharmacy develops future leaders in pharmacy practice and science. The college ranks No. 3 nationally in NIH research funding and features preeminent researchers who are leading major medical breakthroughs in areas such as drug discovery and development, drug safety and precision medicine.

College of Public Health and Health Professions

UF College of Public Health and Health Professions

The college is ranked No. 9 in National Institutes of Health research funding among schools of public health at public universities. Across its eight departments — biostatistics; clinical and health psychology; environmental and global health; epidemiology; health services research, management and policy; occupational therapy; physical therapy; and speech, language, and hearing sciences — the college offers two bachelor’s, seven master’s, eight Ph.D. and three professional programs to more than 2,500 students.

College of Public Health and Health Professions

UF College of Veterinary Medicine

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine, ranked 9th in the nation among veterinary colleges by U.S. News & World Report, is Florida’s only veterinary medical college. The college offers programs in shelter medicine, aquatic animal health, infectious disease and physiological science research aimed at enhancing animal, human and ecosystem health. The UF Veterinary Hospitals treat tens of thousands of small and large animals each year. Outreach to animal owners, as well as to a variety of animal-related industries, offers expertise on a variety of animal species, ranging from aquatic to equine, poultry to bovine, and is provided through Veterinary Extension, which is associated with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

College of Veterinary Medicine sign and exterior.

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