Central Florida hospitals, clinics and physicians were instrumental in the creation of the UCF College of Medicine and play a key role in training medical students to be health-care leaders of the 21st century. These clinical partners helped create the College of Medicine’s initial strategic plan and its innovative curriculum. Now, they are providing quality clerkship experiences for third year medical students and clinical opportunities for pre-clinical medical students in areas ranging from internal medicine to psychiatric care.

The college has strategic partnerships with many clinical organizations in the Greater Orlando area

Hospitals and Health Systems

  • Bay Pines
  • Flagler Health
  • NCH Healthcare System
  • Nemours Foundation
  • North Florida Regional Medical Center
  • Ocala Regional Medical Center
  • Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Osceola Regional Medical Center
  • UCF Lake Nona Hospital

Mental/Behavioral Health Providers

  • Central Florida Behavioral Hospital
  • Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare
  • Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs
  • Pasadena Villas
  • University Behavioral Center

Clinical Health Providers

  • Orange County Health Department
  • Osceola Council on Aging
  • Osceola County Health Department

Featured Clinicians

Meet Our Preceptors

Dr. Giselle Castaneira

Dr. Giselle Castaneira is a 2016 graduate of the UCF College of Medicine.  Dr. Castaneira’s residency training was in Internal Medicine at Orlando Health, where she participated in the educational program for the Internal and Family Medicine Clerkship and was the recipient of the Advancing Clinical Teachers Award in 2018. 

Meet Our Preceptors

Dr. Christopher Cooper

Dr. Christopher Cooper is a 2014 graduate of the UCF College of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Orlando Health in 2017, where he was involved in teaching as the Resident Simulation Center Chief.