Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean: Dr. Deborah C. German
UCF College of Medicine (COM) 313
Director, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences: Dr. Griffith Parks
Burnett Building at Lake Nona (BBS) 101K
The UCF College of Medicine through its Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (BSBS) offers the third largest undergraduate program in the university, B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, that meets the admission requirements for medical and other health professional school programs. The Burnett school is an integral part of the College of Medicine, making it a research-intensive medical school where cutting-edge medical research spans the entire spectrum from laboratory bench to bedside. BSBS is home to quality programs in the biomedical sciences as well as vigorous research programs focused on cancer, cardiovascular, neurological, and infectious diseases. The UCF College of Medicine is a forward-looking medical school with a culture based on partnerships and collaboration. The college’s medical and biomedical programs capitalize on UCF’s existing strengths in biological sciences, modeling and simulation, engineering, optics and photonics, psychology, chemistry, film and digital media, business, and nursing.
The mission of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the biomedical sciences and build vigorous research programs. In addition to conducting cutting-edge research in biomedicine with potential application to curing major diseases, BSBS is committed to helping develop a technology-based industry in Florida. Active partnerships formed with other units such as the College of Optics and Photonics, the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Nanoscience Technology Center will facilitate interdisciplinary research and education programs in the innovative application of photonics, bioinformatics and nanoscience to biomedical problems.
The Burnett School is educating over 3,000 undergraduate majors including Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, and Medical Laboratory Sciences. The Biomedical Sciences BS also offers three tracks within the major: Molecular Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Neuroscience. The Molecular Microbiology and Molecular and Cellular Biology tracks will soon become their own BS majors pending approval from the Board of Governors. BSBS also offers master’s degrees in Biomedical Sciences and in Biotechnology, as well as an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences. The current graduate enrollment is approximately 135 masters and doctoral students. The college also offers an M.D. program. The M.D. program enrolled its first class in August 2009 and has increased the number of admitted students annually to a level that produces 120 medical graduates each year. The current enrollment is approximately 491 M.D. students.
In addition to multiple facilities on the main Orlando campus, the college has facilities that are an integral part of the growing medical city at Lake Nona. The UCF Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona includes the a 170,000-square-foot medical education building and the 198,000-square-foot Burnett Biomedical Sciences building. The M.D. program is offered in the medical education building, which features the latest in lab and classroom technology. The state of the art research laboratories in the Burnett Biomedical Sciences building provide expanded research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Advising for undergraduate programs is located in HPA II room 335.
College of Medicine Mission, Vision and Goals
The University of Central Florida College of Medicine educates and inspires individuals to be exemplary physicians and scientists, leaders in medicine, scholars in discovery, and adopters of innovative technology to improve the health and well-being of all.
Our patient-centered mission is achieved by outstanding medical care and services, groundbreaking research, and leading edge medical and biomedical education in an environment enriched by diversity.
The University of Central Florida College of Medicine aspires to be the nation’s premier 21st century college of medicine.
The UCF College of Medicine will be a national leader in education, research, and patient care, recognized for supporting and empowering its students and faculty to realize their passion for discovery, healing, health, and life, and for its ability to create partnerships to transform medical education, health care, and research.
- Excel in medical and biomedical education
- Excel in research and discovery in: biomedical sciences, medical education, and health care
- Provide outstanding, innovative, patient-centered care while transforming health care delivery
- Be America’s leading partnership college of medicine
- Achieve a diversified self-sustaining infrastructure to support future operations
Program Academic Learning Compacts
Program Academic Learning Compacts (student learning outcomes) for undergraduate programs in the College of Medicine are located at: oeas.ucf.edu/academiclearningcompacts.html
All Undergraduate programs for the College of Medicine are listed below. For a full list of Graduate programs click here.