As world leaders in interdisciplinary research, the College of Medicine plays an integral role in advancing the science that can have the biggest impact on the health of our nation and the world. This flurry of research activities at the College of Medicine and six major health-related research centers and institutes means medical students have a variety of options for research projects and responsibilities.
The College of Medicine is committed to training future leaders who will work at the intersection of science and medicine. Our M.D./Ph.D. program—for those who want to pursue dual degrees—combines medical education and training with a truly unique opportunity to engage in significant research. The goal of the program is to produce academic leaders who use their interdisciplinary training as physician-scientists to readily translate basic discoveries to the clinical setting while being sensitized to the need to close the gap in health disparities worldwide.
In addition to biomedical research, the College of Medicine is focused on research that addresses the factors that contribute to disparities in health and health-care outcomes. Faculty in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy collaborate with colleagues in departments and colleges throughout the Health Science Center and the broader UF community to not only promote health and improve outcomes but to develop sound public policies to help accomplish this.