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 2020 $ 14,466,722

    UCF Endowment Assets

    $162.8 million

    Degree Programs Enrollment (Fall 2020)

    Biomedical Sciences (B.S./M.S.) 2,808/43

    Biomedical Sciences (Ph.D.) 68 

    Biotechnology (B.S./M.S.) 156/22 

    Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.S.) 122 

    Medicine (M.D.) 490

    UCF Enrollment (Fall 2020)

    Total:     71,948
    Undergraduate: 61,456
    Graduate: 10,002

    Medical Professional: 490
    Residents: 436

    Student Body Information

    Cultural Diversity

    Far East Asia/Pacific Islander: China, Korea, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam
    Asian: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan 4 Black/African American
    Central America/South America/Caribbean: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Puerto Rico
    Europe/Eastern Europe: Albania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine
    Black/African American
    Middle East: Egypt, Syria, Turkey

    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 (2)

    Arizona: U Arizona COM-Tucson (1) 

    California: Children’s Hosp-LA (1); Kaiser Permanente-LA (1); Kaweah Delta Hlth (2); Loma Linda U. (1); Naval Medical Center (1); Riverside Community (1); Stanford Univ. Progs (2); University of California-Davis (1) 

    D.C.: George Wash U. (1)

    Florida: Advent Health (2); Broward Hlth (1); FSU COM (1); HCA/USF Morsani-Brandon (1); HCA/ USF Morsani-Bayonet (1); KCU (1); Mayo (1); Nemours (2); Nova Southeastern U. (1); Orange Park Med Ctr (1); Orlando Health (7); UCF COM (7); UF-Shands (3); UM- Holy Cross (1); UM- Jackson (3); USF Morsani (7)

    Georgia: WellStar Kennestone Reg Med Ctr (1); Emory SOM (2); Emory Hosp (1) 

    Iowa: U Iowa Hosp and Clinics (1)

    Louisiana: LSU SOM (1)

    Maryland: U Maryland Med Ctr (1); Walter Reed National Med Ctr (1)

    Massachusetts: Massachusetts Gen Hosp (1); U Mass Med School (1); Tufts Med Ctr (1); Brigham & Women’s Hosp (1)

    Michigan: Henry Ford Hosp (1); Spectrum Hlth Lakeland (1); Beaumont Hlth (1)

    Missouri: Barnes-Jewish Hosp (1); 

    New York: ISMMS Mount Sinai Morningside (1); Montefiore Med Ctr/Einstein (1); NYMC-Metropolitan Hosp Ctr (1); NYP Hosp- Weill Cornell Med Ctr (1); NYU Grossman School of Medicine (1); U Rochester/Strong Memorial (1); Westchester Med Ctr (1); Zucker SOM-Northwell (1)

    North Carolina: Carolinas Med Ctr (1); Duke Univ Med Ctr (2); Vidant Med Ctr/ ECU (2); Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr (2)

    Ohio: U Cincinnati Med Ctr (1); 

    Oregon: Oregon Hlth & Science Univ (1)

    Pennsylvania: Geisinger Hlth (1); Hosp of the Univ of PA (1); Penn State-Hershey Med Ctr (1); St Luke’s Hosp-Bethlehem (1); Temple Univ Hosp (2); UPMC Medical (1)

    Rhode Island: Rhode Island Hosp/Brown U (1)

    South Carolina: Medical U of SC (1); Prisma Hlth- U of SC SOM (1)

    Tennessee: U Tennessee Hlth (3); Vanderbilt (3)

    Texas: Baylor COM—Houston (3); Baylor Univ Med Ctr-Dallas (1); Methodist Hlth (1); San Antonio Military Med Ctr (1); U Texas HSC (1); U Texas Med Sch (2)

    Utah: U Utah Hlth (2)

    Virginia: Virginia Commonwealth U Hlth (1)

    Wisconsin: Med Coll Wisconsin (1)

    Match Data

    Anesthesiology (8)

    Dermatology (2)

    Emergency Med (18)

    Family Med (2)

    Internal Med (23)

    Interventional Rad. (1)

    Neuro Surgery (2)

    Neurology (2)

    Ob-Gyn (2)

    Ophthalmology (3)

    Ortho Surg (8)

    Pediatrics (11)

    Peds. Anesthesia (1)

    Physical Med. (2)

    Plastic Surg.  (1)

    Psychiatry (5)

    Rad. Onc. (1)

    Radiology (9)

    Surgery (12)

    Transitional (1)

    Urology (1)

    Vascular Surg. (1)

    Estimated Cost of Attendance

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    * 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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