What Makes Us Different

Our College of Medicine takes an entirely new approach to learning by encouraging you to pursue your passions in medical school, rather than waiting until you graduate. By working closely with faculty members, community partners, patients, physicians and scientists in an atmosphere of innovation and inquisitiveness, you will have opportunities most medical students wait years to experience.

You’ll create new scientific knowledge through our two-year Focused Inquiry and Research Experience (FIRE). You’ll learn how your cultural beliefs and your patients’ impact care. You’ll bring together basic and clinical science from the first days of medical school. This integrated curriculum is designed to teach today’s learners in an engaging, meaningful way that prepares you for a career of life-long learning. And this integrated approach has proven results. While the UCF College of Medicine is young, our first classes have outscored most other medical students on the USMLE Step 1 and 2 exams, and our graduates have matched into top, competitive programs across the community, state and nation.

Our curriculum and our teaching methods are fresh. We know how you learn is just as important as what you learn. We breathe curiosity into our approach. Classes include live patient interaction early on and often, clinical cases throughout, organ-based instructional modules, interactive lectures and labs, small groups and individualized research and study.


Our College

  • The College of Medicine is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which accredit all medical schools in the United States and Canada.
  • 95.9% match rate for M.D. program graduates; selected areas of specialty for include primary care, emergency medicine, diagnostic radiology, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, surgery and psychiatry.
  • Facts at a Glance

    College of Medicine Research Funding

    FY 2021/22 $ 13,834,852

    UCF Enrollment (Spring 2022)

    TOTAL:       66,357

    Undergraduate: 56,711

    Graduate: 9,161

    Medical Professional: 485

    Residents: 542

    Medical City World-Class Partners

    The Life Sciences cluster includes:

    • UCF Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona — home to the College of Medicine and Burnett Biomedical Sciences buildings
    • UCF Lake Nona Medical Center
    • UCF Cancer Center
    • Nemours Children’s Hospital 
    • Orlando VA Medical Center
    • University of Florida research facility
    • Veterans Hospital Administration SimLEARN National Simulation Center

    Student Body Information

    Cultural Diversity

    Asia: Armenia, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan 
    Far East Asia/Pacific Islander: China, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam
    Central America/South America/Caribbean: Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, México, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Guyana
    Europe/Eastern Europe: Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Wales
    Middle East: Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Morocco, Syria
    Black/African American

    Located in Lake Nona

    The city beautiful’s medical city.

    The UCF College of Medicine is located in an emerging Medical City just minutes from Orlando International Airport. Our M.D. students are part of a growing biosciences cluster that includes medical education, research and patient care.

    Our neighbors include UCF’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando VA Medical Center, Johnson and Johnson Human Performance Institute and the USTA’s new “Home for American Tennis.” Lake Nona is one of the nation’s fastest growing planned communities with a resort hotel, crystal lagoon, movie theaters and Town Center on the way.

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    Residency Information

    Matched Programs

    Alabama: U Alabama-Birm (3)

    Arizona: U Arizona COM-Little Rock (1) 

    California: Kaiser Permanente-LA (1); Loma Linda U. (1); Naval Hospital Camp (1); Naval Medical Center (1); Riverside Community (3); Stanford Univ. Progs (1); U Southern California (2); University of California-Irvine (1) 

    Colorado: U Colorado SOM-Denver (1)

    D.C.: MedStar Georgetown Univ Hosp-DC (1); MedStar Washington Hosp Ctr-DC (1) 

    Florida: FSU COM (2); HCA East FL (1); HCA/USF Morsani-St Pete (1); NCH Healthcare (3); Nova Southeastern U. (2); Orange Park Med Ctr (2); Orlando Health (6); UCF COM/HCA (16); UF (1); UF-Jacksonville (4); UF-Shands (5); USF Morsani (5)

    Georgia: Emory SOM (3); Gateway Behav Hlth-GA (1); Med College of Georgia (2)

    Hawaii: Tripler Army Med Ctr (2)

    Illinois: Advocate Hlth-IL (1); Northwestern McGaw (1); U Illinois-Chicago (2)

    Maryland: Johns Hopkins (4); Johns Hopkins-Bayview (1); Walter Reed National Med Ctr (1)

    Massachusetts: BI Deaconess med Ctr (2); Children’s Hosp-Boston (1); Steward Carney Hosp (1)

    Michigan: Beaumont Hlth (1); Spectrum Hlth-MSU (1); U Michigan Hosp (1) 

    Minnesota: U Minnesota Med (1)

    Missouri: St. Louis Univ SOM (1) 

    New York: NYMC-Metropolitan Hosp Ctr (1); U Rochester/Strong Memorial (1); Zucker SOM-Northwell (1)

    New Jersey: Rutgers-NJ Med (1)

    New Mexico: Northern New Mexico Fam Med (1); U New Mexico SOM (1)

    North Carolina: Carolinas Med Ctr (2); UNC Hosp (4); Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr (1)

    Oklahoma: U Oklahoma (1) 

    Pennsylvania: Tower Hlth-Reading Hosp (1)

    South Carolina: Trident Med Ctr (2)

    Tennessee: U Tennessee Hlth Sci Ctr-Memphis (1); Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr-TN (2)

    Texas: Brooke Army Med Ctr (1); U Texas Southwestern Med-Dallas (1)

    Vermont: U Vermont Med Ctr (1)

    Virginia: Eastern Virginia Med (1); U Virginia (1); Virginia Commonwealth U Hlth (1)

    Match Data

    Anesthesiology (4)

    Dermatology (2)

    Emergency Med (13)

    Family Med (6)

    Internal  Med (20)

    Internal Med – Peds (3)

    Neuro. Surgery (1)

    Neurology (1)

    Ob-Gyn (5)

    Ophthalmology (1)

    Ortho Surgery (4)

    Otolaryngology (4)

    Pathology (2)

    Pediatrics (8)

    Physical Rehab (1)

    Plastic Surgery (2)

    Psychiatry (6)

    Rad. Onc. (1)

    Radiology (9)

    Surgery (12)

    Transitional (2)

    Estimated Cost of Attendance

    Traditional Student
    FL ResidentNon-FL
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    Books & Supplies
    Room & Board
    Disability Insurance
    Health Insurance
    Personal Expenses

    * Expect tuItIon to increase by approximately 3% each year.


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    M.D. Program Admissions

    The UCF College of Medicine aspires to become the nation’s premier 21st century medical school, as well as a national leader in medical education, research, patient care and service. UCF’s M.D. Program allows students to prepare for careers in every discipline of medicine and to focus on an individualized area of study or research.

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    GME Program Admissions

    UCF is pleased to work with HCA Healthcare and the Orlando VA Medical Center to sponsor residency and fellowship programs accredited by the ACGME.

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