The UCF Academic Health Sciences Center is a partnership that brings together health experts across the university to advance education, research and patient care. This structure best supports leading-edge care for the Orlando community and advances clinical practices around the world through high-impact education, innovative research and advanced patient care.
College of Medicine
The UCF College of Medicine is a founding member of Orlando’s Medical City at Lake Nona. In addition to the MD program, the medical school has 3,000+ undergraduate and graduate students in the biomedical sciences. UCF’s young medical school epitomizes innovation and a pioneering spirit to educate young doctors and scientists in a better way for the 21st century.
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College of Nursing
UCF is ranked among the best in the nation and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Nationally recognized faculty instruct online and on-campus degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. UCF nursing graduates exemplify excellence, surpassing national averages on the RN license and nurse practitioner board exams.
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College of Health Professions and Sciences
UCF educates future health researchers and healthcare providers through its programs in health sciences, communications sciences and disorders, social work, kinesiology and physical therapy.
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Caring for Central Florida
UCF provides clinical care for patients in Central Florida through its network of care facilities.
Located on the Main Campus, with satellite clinics at the Rosen campus, UCF Downtown, and the Health Sciences campus, Health Services provides primary and specialty care services to help students achieve their optimum health to support their academic success. The Student Health Center treats about 6,000 students per month and leads campuswide health initiatives.Learn More about Student Health
This partnership hospital between HCA Healthcare and UCF will transform Central Florida’s healthcare community through an academic medical approach. Located in Orlando’s Medical City at Lake Nona, the teaching hospital will provide care for patients, educate future healthcare providers, and support the work of medical researchers that will lead to lifesaving care.Learn More about the Lake Nona Medical Center’s Services
UCF ffers cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment services to people of all ages with communication and hearing challenges. The clinic treats clients across the lifespan — from toddlers developing speech and language to adults who have lost speech, language or swallowing due to disease or trauma.Learn More about the CSD Clinic
Our faculty practice provides personalized, patient-centered care across Central Florida in two locations – East Orlando and Lake Nona’s Medical City. The clinic provides primary and specialty services under one roof. All physicians are UCF College of Medicine faculty members who are also educating the next generations of doctors.Learn More about UCF Health
Research and Clinical Care Impact
- Over 1,600 clinical education sites
- 4,718 volunteer hours at Apopka farmworkers clinic in 2019-20
- More than 2,300 affiliated and volunteer faculty in the medical community
- $22 million in research funding awarded in FY20
At the University of Central Florida, students can choose from a wide range of degrees that best prepare them for jobs in healthcare and biomedical research.
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Aventus Biolabs’ Antibody Testing Coming to UCF’s Garage A
Antibody tests will tell people whether they have been exposed to COVID-19, and results can be expected within the same day.
UCF Develops Course to Enhance the Care of Patients Recovering From COVID-19
The fully online course is available through the graduate clinical speech pathology program and intends to prepare professionals to meet the complex needs of patients.