The UCF College of Medicine offers an M.D. degree through the department of Medical Education as well as undergraduate and advanced degrees in biomedical sciences through the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences.
The UCF M.D. Program began in fall 2009 with an inaugural class of 41 students and will eventually graduate 120 M.D.s per year when at full enrollment. The program allows students to prepare for careers in every discipline of medicine and to focus on an individualized area of study or research. The M.D. program learning experience at the University of Central Florida is a unique and exciting blend of state-of-the-art technology, virtual, clinical, and laboratory experiences, research, facilitator-directed small group sessions, and interactive didactic lectures.
The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences supports the College’s goal to be a research-intensive medical school where cutting-edge medical research spans the entire spectrum from bench to bedside. The resulting synergy allows to combine clinical practice with advanced research programs to drive the future of health care in Central Florida. BSBS is training over 2,350 undergraduate majors in the biomedical sciences: Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Molecular Biology and Microbiology. The school also offers masters and doctoral degrees, with concentration in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases and infectious diseases. Currently, there are about 200 master’s and doctoral students.
The UCF College of Medicine’s new internal medicine residency is a partnership-based GME program joining the medical school, the Orlando VA Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.
The internal medicine residency will create 20 slots in 2014 and increase to a maximum of 60 residents in the 3-year program. UCF’s unique partnership-focused residency will allow residents to see a vast array of patients – including veterans and residents of diverse Osceola County, one of Florida’s fastest growing regions with one of the fastest growing Hispanic populations in the state.