Unique Opportunities

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Opportunities at the College of Medicine

Providing superior patient care with a humanistic approach is the driving force behind each one of our missions at the College of Medicine. Our clinical faculty and health-care partners will serve as some of the best teachers and role models you will come across in your medical education career.

The UF Health Science Center, with campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, is home to a world-class academic health center that has been serving Florida for more than 50 years. Our partner in providing innovative, high-quality health care for a half century is UF Health Shands Hospital. The UF Health family of hospitals comprises two major teaching hospitals, UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and UF Health Jacksonville (each a Level I trauma center); two specialty hospitals, UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital; a network of outpatient rehabilitation centers; and two home-health agencies. UF Health includes UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and UF Health Shands Critical Care Center.

In addition, the college partners with the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which is located across the street and serves military veterans from throughout North Central Florida and South Georgia. The college also has affiliations with several community health-care sites and additional hospitals in Florida.

Early Exposure

UF medical students won’t wait long before their first experience with a patient. About three months into medical school, students leave Gainesville for two and a half weeks to work with a Florida primary care physician. The Introduction to Clinical Practice preceptorship exposes students to strong physician role models demonstrating the relevance of basic science to the clinical practice of medicine and providing a glimpse into the contemporary practice of medicine in a community setting.

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did you know

About 60 percent of UF College of Medicine graduates go on to become chief residents. 

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