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 M.D. Program
The UCF M.D. Program began in fall 2009 with an inaugural class of 41 students and is graduating 120 M.D.s per year 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. The Burnett School is now training almost 3,000 undergraduate and graduate majors. Its undergraduate programs include Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Molecular Biology and Microbiology. Master’s and doctoral programs have concentrations in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases and infectious diseases.
The Graduate Medical Education Program
The UCF College of Medicine also offers residency programs. Its inaugural internal medicine residency is a partnership-based GME program joining the medical school, the Orlando VA Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.
The university also has created a consortium with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) to add 550-plus new residency slots to the greater Central Florida area by the year 2020.