July 31, 2014

Cover Story: Medical Schools

Florida's Existing Med Schools

Cynthia Barnett | 7/1/2007

University of Florida College of Medicine

  • Location: Gainesville
  • Year founded: 1956
  • Students: 501 (entering class 130)
  • State funding: $42.6 million
  • State contracts and grants: $14.9 million
  • Federal funding: $94.8 million
  • Private funding: $53.4 million
  • Dean: Bruce C. Kone, M.D.
  • Specialty areas: 82 distinct specialty and subspecialty residency programs in Gainesville and Jacksonville
  • Faculty: 1,338
  • Tuition: $18,917 a year for Florida residents; $46,765 for out-of-state residents
  • Affiliated hospitals: Shands HealthCare in Gainesville and Jacksonville; Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in north Florida and south Georgia
  • Graduates: 4,240
  • Graduates who stay in state: Approximately 50%


University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Starting in the fall of 2004, the University of Miami School of Medicine began offering medical students the option of attending classes at a new satellite medical school site on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in suburban Boca Raton. Students at the FAU campus have a different curriculum, focusing on chronic illness, disease management and community-based population medicine. The program, called UMSM@FAU, is limited to 32 students a year.

  • Location: Miami
  • Year founded: 1952
  • Students: 600
  • Total funding, including state, federal and private funds: $217.6 million
  • Dean: Pascal Goldschmidt, M.D.
  • Specialty areas: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/Ophthalmology; Ear Nose and Throat/Otolaryngology; The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis/Neurology/Neurological Surgery; digestive disorders; kidney disease; urology; the Diabetes Research Institute; organ transplantation; genetics/human genomics; oral and maxillofacial surgery; pediatrics; Mailman Center for Child Development and Batchelor Children’s Research Institute; trauma, and oncology
  • Faculty: 1,193
  • Tuition: $29,228 a year for Florida residents; $38,504 for out-of-state residents
  • Affiliated hospitals: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami VA, Cedars, Mount Sinai
  • Graduates: 6,417
  • Graduates who stay in state: About 3,000 medical alumni reside in Florida.


University of South Florida College of Medicine

The USF medical school is part of USF Health, a partnership of USF’s Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health. Students have the opportunity for multiple degree programs in the health fields, including joint degrees among the colleges, and all medical students must have a scholarly concentration that includes study in another field.

  • Location: Tampa
  • Year founded: 1965
  • Students: 480 M.D.s; Other students in the college — 80 Ph.D.s in medical sciences, 55 DPTs (doctorate in physical therapy), 81 master’s degrees in medical sciences (i.e. anatomy, molecular medicine, pharmacology and women’s health) and other master’s programs (i.e. bioinformatics, bioethics and biotechnology)
  • State funding: $37.3 million (approximately 10% of medical school’s operating budget)
  • Research grants and contracts funding: $73.1 million
  • Gifts and endowments: $7.8 million
  • Dean: Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., M.B.A.
  • Specialty areas: 77 training programs (residencies, advanced subspecialty residencies and fellowships), including medicine, surgery, pediatrics and radiology
  • Faculty: 580, including 450 faculty physicians — the largest physician group on Florida’s west coast
  • Tuition: $19,336 a year for Florida residents; $50,556 for out-of-state residents
  • Affiliated hospitals: 22 clinical locations. Teaching affiliated hospitals include Tampa General Hospital, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and University Community Hospital, all in Hillsborough County; and All Children’s Hospital and Morton Plant Mease Hospital in Pinellas County
  • Graduates: 3,099 M.D.s; 220 Ph.D.s; 192 master’s

Florida State University, University of Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Miami are currently the only operational medical schools in the state.

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