About the Burnett School

The mission of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (BSBS) is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the biomedical sciences and build excellent research programs focused on cancer and cardiovascular, neurological, and infectious diseases.  Our faculty are working to take science discoveries from the bench to the bedside.  In addition to conducting cutting edge research in biomedicine with potential application to curing major diseases, the School is committed to helping to develop a technology-based industry in Florida.  Read More...

Medical School Begins Joint M.D.-Ph.D. Degree

Published: 12/03/2014

Starting in fall 2015, UCF will offer a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree for students wishing to focus their health careers on both patient care and medical research. Established top-tier medical schools... Read More

“Let’s Light Up UCF”

Published: 12/02/2014

Thanks to a 40-foot illuminated sign, the UCF Health Sciences Campus is now visible across Medical City, from State Road 417 – and even from planes flying overhead. The College... Read More

Dr. Khaled’s Cancer Research Featured On Local...

Published: 12/01/2014

Finding a cure for cancer has been a dream of researcher Dr. Annette Khlaled, associate professor of the medical school’s Burnett School of Biological Sciences since she was a teenager.... Read More

Dr. James Norman Receives Medical School’s Alumni...

Published: 11/12/2014

A Tampa surgeon who says his undergraduate education at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences inspired him to always ask “why?” is the College of Medicine’s 2014 Alumni Professional Achievement... Read More

Ladies Auxilary VFW Presents Highest Check Ever...

Published: 11/03/2014

A donation from the Florida Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars will help support College of Medicine research into one of the deadliest cancers in modern medicine --... Read More

Just Published

See what Burnett School Faculty and Researchers have been recently publishing in the world of science and medicine.  These publications are found in high-impact journals and other sources.


Focus Areas

At UCF, biomedical researchers are advancing our understanding of human disease and developing innovative methods of treatment.

Featured Fellowship

The Chatlos Doctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences will be available to the most highly qualified applicants to our PhD program in Biomedical Sciences in the fields of infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases or neurodegenerative diseases.

Give to BSBS

Private support is critical to achieving ever higher levels of academic excellence: from the facilities and resources for our faculty and students to the professorships and fellowships needed to recruit the best and brightest minds to our programs.