The UF College of Medicine (UF COM) mission is to improve health care in Florida, our nation, and the world through excellence and leadership in education, clinical care, discovery and service. Founded in 1956, the UF COM now includes 28 research-oriented basic and clinical academic departments, almost 900 students, over 700 residents and fellows, and more than 1,200 faculty members.
College of Medicine faculty are national leaders in fundamental, translational and clinical research in areas pertaining to diseases of the nervous system, aging, cancer, diabetes, infectious disease, immunology and inflammation, genetics and gene therapy, and muscle biology. Our faculty and collaborative research teams continue to receive awards and honors that reflect their exceptional distinctions and contributions. Our researchers have achieved an increase in National Institutes of Health funding reflected in the impressive rise in national rankings joining the upper third of United States medical schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. The College of Medicine houses 8 affiliated research institutes and 28 research centers. Two of the most widely recognized products of research at the College of Medicine are Gatorade®, a popular sports beverage, and Trusopt®, an eye drop developed to treat certain forms of glaucoma.