Medical City Is Changing Florida's DNA
Orlando's medical cluster is a big step toward critical mass for the state's biotech initiative.
University of Central Florida College of Medicine(2010) and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (opening this year)
Cost: Medical college, $98 million; Burnett School, $68 million
Size: Medical college, 198,000 square feet; Burnett School, 170,000 square feet
Faculty and Staff: 412 (full and part time)
Salaries and Benefits: $40.6 million
Notable: The first 41-member class began studies this year, all with fully funded scholarships, at the UCF campus. The medical education program moves to Lake Nona in May. Biomedical researchers move into the Burnett building this year. There are also plans to relocate UCF’s College
of Nursing to Lake Nona.