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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.

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UCF College of Medicine Doctor teaches health sciences to female student using a digital display

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.

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UCF Student Health Center

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.

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UCF Lake Nona Hospital

This partnership hospital between HCA Healthcare and UCF serves Central Florida through an academic medical approach. Located in Orlando’s Medical City at Lake Nona, the teaching hospital provides care for patients while educating future healthcare providers, and contributes to medical research that leads to lifesaving care.
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Communication Disorders Clinic

UCF offers 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.

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UCF Physical Therapy Clinic

The faculty practice provides progressive, evidence-informed physical therapy services to UCF and the local community. All care is provided by licensed physical therapists who are clinical experts and faculty members of the UCF Division of Physical Therapy with expertise in orthopedics and sports physical therapy.

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UCF Health Clinic location in East Orlando
UCF Health

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.

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Research and Clinical Care Impact

UCF faculty and students are leading cutting-edge research that impacts people’s health on a national and global scale to help better understand health conditions and their causes, and develop the best treatment.
Our students contribute to improving healthcare across Central Florida through our numerous clinical sites, community healthcare initiatives and on-site clinical training.
  • 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.

Science & Technology
UCF Researcher’s Nanoparticles Serve as Pivotal Delivery Component of Promising Pediatric Cancer Treatment
A crucial molecular mixture created at UCF combines with an RNA-targeting therapy to potentially shrink an aggressive class of pediatric brain tumor.
Science & Technology
UCF Researcher Pioneers Chiral Molecule Sensing Method to Enhance Drug Development
The UCF-developed technology meets a crucial demand in the field of medical and pharmaceutical research.
Health & Medicine
UCF Wound-healing Technology Also Shows Promise for Parkinson’s Patients
The tremor, rigidity, and slowness of movement associated with Parkinson’s affect up to 10 million people worldwide.