The UF MD-PhD program is housed in the Harrell Medical Education Building on the main UF campus in Gainesville, FL.
UF Health Science Center has campuses in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando (Lake Nona) and Alachua (Innovation Campus), with its main campus in Gainesville. Gainesville is a medium-sized university city with a 120,000 population, in addition to the 55,000+ students at UF and Santa Fe Community College. The University of Florida offers excellent opportunities in art (Harn Museum of Art), music and dance (Phillips Center), science (Florida Museum of Natural History), sports (NCAA Division I) and many other attributes of a large public university.
Gainesville offers more than 3,200 acres of parks and playgrounds, hiking, biking, and nature study. It is situated 1.5 hours from either the Atlantic beaches or the Gulf of Mexico fishing villages. This part of Florida contains the world’s largest concentration of fresh water springs in the world, making paddling opportunities the best anywhere.
UF Health Science Center Jacksonville
The Health Science Center Jacksonville is co-located with the UF Health Jacksonville Hospital. More than 1,500 UF faculty members, residents, fellows, students, administrators and staff work in the three colleges—Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.
UF HSC Jacksonville excels in education, research and patient care that expresses abiding values of compassion, excellence, professionalism and innovation. The state-of-the-art medical center serves an urban population of one million from north Florida to south Georgia. Like the campus in Gainesville, they offer a wide range of highly regarded graduate medical education programs, clerkship rotations, degree programs, world-renowned research and successful clinical services.
UF Innovate supports an innovation ecosystem at UF that moves research discoveries from the laboratory to the market, fostering a resilient economy and making the world a better place. Based at one of the nation’s leading research institutions, UF Innovate comprises four organizations: Tech Licensing, Ventures, Pathways, and Accelerate, which includes two business incubators, the Hub and Sid Martin Biotech.
Graduate Student Lounge
The lounge, located on the ground floor of the Communicore Building, provides students from all six of UF’s health science colleges with a comfortable space to interact and take a break from their busy schedules.
Graduate students helped design the space, which features natural light and includes pingpong tables, three Apple TVs, two refrigerators and two microwaves. The lounge provides a needed escape for students who can spend up to 14 hours a day working in the lab.