UF Medicine

As the largest college within the UF Health academic health center, the UF College of Medicine is home to thousands of faculty, students and staff committed to improving the health and well-being of people across the globe.

#15 for research among public medical schools, ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


$349M in total research and sponsored program funding, with researchers exploring topics across nine research centers and institutes.


100+ UF Health Physicians primary care and specialty medical practices are located throughout North Central Florida and Jacksonville.

Patient Care


School of Physician Assistant Studies

The UF School of Physician Assistant Studies offers a continuous 24-month, full-time master’s program to train the next generation of PAs.

Dr. Multak with Physician Assistant students

Master’s & Ph.D. programs

A variety of degree programs are offered aimed at translating discoveries from the lab to the patient.

Michelle Gumz, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Residency Training

With 75 ACGME-accredited housestaff programs, the UF College of Medicine provides graduate medical education through its partnership with the UF Health Physicians and UF Health hospitals.

Medical students at HMEB

engage, innovate, excel 2026

Dean Koch presents College of Medicine strategic plan

After a year of planning, research and gathering feedback from the UF College of Medicine’s faculty, staff and learners, Dean Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., introduced her strategic plan to help guide the college over the next five years. Koch developed seven pillars of the UF College of Medicine’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan: Engage, Innovate, Excel, by seeking feedback and input from various college stakeholders. View the Dec. 10 virtual town hall where the dean detailed the seven pillars of the plan — education, research, people, value, system integration, diversity and inclusion and patient care — along with initial projects launched under each of the pillars by College of Medicine faculty.

Doctor Koch stands in front of a green screen to deliver a speech.

College News

HR 101 training certification coming soon to College of Medicine

Three-hour virtual training sessions are available for faculty and staff this spring

Force of nature

Retired pediatrician Maude Lofton, MD ’79, joins the ranks of UF College of Medicine Wall of Fame inductees

Legacy family celebrates reunion milestones, international volunteer efforts

John Lovejoy Jr., MD ’66, and John Lovejoy III, MD ’01, volunteered together in Haiti

Passing on a passion for listening

1982 PA alumnus establishes fund to help provide stethoscopes for the next generation of PAs

College Events

College Calendar

Upcoming Events

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Research Landscapes

Karyn Esser, Ph.D.

Karyn Esser, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Physiology & Functional Genomics, discusses her research on the role of circadian rhythms and the molecular clock mechanism in skeletal muscle homeostasis and health.

Karyn Esser walks through the gardens. Play Video


uf college of medicine announces new dean

Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., has been named dean of the UF College of Medicine. A highly accomplished physician, researcher and educator in the field of cardiothoracic anesthesiology, she joined UF in January.

Colleen Koch portrait
Florida Physician Magazine

College of Medicine Alumni News

Florida Physician

Magazine for alumni, faculty and friends of the UF College of Medicine.