UCF Colleges

College of Medicine

Web Address:http://med.ucf.edu
Graduate Web Addresses:http://med.ucf.edu/academics/
E-mail: mdadmissions@ucf.edu

The University of Central Florida College of Medicine educates and inspires individuals to be exemplary physicians and scientists, leaders in medicine, scholars in discovery, and adopters of innovative technology to improve the health and well-being of all. Our patient-centered mission is achieved by outstanding medical care and services, groundbreaking research, and leading edge medical and biomedical education in an environment enriched by diversity.

The College of Medicine will be the nation's premier twenty-first century college of medicine—a national leader in education, research, and patient care, recognized for supporting and empowering its students and faculty to realize their passion for discovery, healing, health, and life, and for its ability to create partnerships to transform medical education and healthcare.

The UCF MD program allows students to prepare for careers in every discipline of medicine and to focus on an individualized area of study or research. Your passion will become our passion. The MD program learning experience at the University of Central Florida is a unique and exciting blend of state-of-the-art technology, virtual patients, clinical and laboratory experiences, research, facilitator-directed small group sessions, and interactive didactic lectures.

The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences within the College of Medicine is helping the College to be a research-intensive medical school where cutting-edge medical research spans the entire spectrum from bench to bedside, combining clinical practice with advanced research programs to drive the future of healthcare in Central Florida. The Burnett School offers masters, and doctoral programs in Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Molecular Biology and Microbiology.

College Administration

  • Deborah German, Dean
  • Richard Peppler, Associate Dean 

Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

The mission of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Medicine is to build nationally recognized biomedical education and research enterprise.

The major discoveries of the second half of the twentieth century are sure to revolutionize the practices in medicine, agriculture and industry in general in the first half of the twenty-first century. This truly may become the "Century of Biology." To fully participate in these unprecedented advances, UCF's School of Biomedical Sciences will hire 34 new faculty members over the next five years.

Construction of a new 103,000-square-foot Burnett Biomedical Science building is expected to start shortly to provide a contiguous space for the biomedical sciences researchers to optimize synergistic interactions and the use of shared core equipment and facilities.

In addition, the school is forming active partnerships with other units such as the College of Optics and Photonics and the Nanoscience Technology Center to build interdisciplinary research and education programs in the innovative applications of photonics and nanoscience to biomedical problems. Faculty members in the school are engaged in research at the cutting edge to find solutions to major biomedical problems.

The school recently updated its undergraduate curriculum to better prepare students for health professions and graduate studies in biomedical sciences. The school also provides pre-health advisement for UCF students to prepare them for entry into health professional schools.

The school has revised the MS program in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. The Medical Laboratory Science Program prepares tomorrow's medical laboratory technologists. The school has initiated an accelerated BS/MS program in biotechnology to help provide a skilled workforce for the emerging biotechnology industry. The interdisciplinary PhD program in Biomedical Sciences prepares tomorrow's biomedical scientists.

The school is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and to building innovative interdisciplinary research programs to discover solutions for important biomedical problems and to provide a highly creative environment to foster its educational programs.

School Administration

  • Griff Parks, Director

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