By Wendy Sarubbi | August 29, 2013 11:04 am

The UCF College of Medicine is one of the nation’s most beautiful medical schools, according to, an online source for information about medical degree programs and health careers.

UCF was ranked 13 of the 40 most attractive medical school campuses in the United States. In making the top of the list, the College of Medicine joined established medical schools including Harvard, Boston University, Duke, Vanderbilt, Stanford and Yale.

“Students at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine experience a unique environment, living in a ‘medical city’ that includes a number of hospitals and health institutes set within a 650 acre park-like environment,” the editors wrote. They praised the medical school’s modern architecture, landscaping, palm trees and lakes, calling the college a beautiful location “to practice the healing arts.”

The editors took into account the architecture, campus landscape and local environment in making their choices. “Obviously, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and there’s nothing scientific or objective about this list, but we hope you enjoy looking at it as much as we enjoyed putting it together,” they said.

Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the medical school, said she was “totally delighted” with the designation. “Our vision in creating our campus was to create a place that would inspire and instill the values needed by our future physicians and scientists and to do so within the parameters of a state budget.”

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