The University of Florida's Health Science Center is the country's only academic health center with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. Degrees are available in Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine. The colleges enroll more than 6,000 students each year.
The Health Science Center is closely affiliated with Shands at UF, the Mcknight Brain Institute, the UF Genetics Institute, and the Institute on Aging. The Health Science Center also has an urban campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Shands at UF Cancer Hospital is under construction.
The College of Pharmacy, the oldest college in the Health Science Center, was established in 1923. Today, it is ranked as one of the top colleges of pharmacy in the nation.
Founded in 1956, the College of Nursing is the most recognized educational institution for nursing in Florida and enjoys a growing national reputation. The College of Medicine was also founded in 1956, and today its scientists' discoveries in genetics and stem cell research are shaping the future of medicine.
The College of Public Health and Health Professions is one of the largest and most diversified health education institutions in the nation. Established in 1958, it was the first college of its kind located within a comprehensive academic health center. The college offers the Doctor of Physical Therapy and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Science.
The College of Dentistry educates future dentists and dental specialists through its 16 degree and certificate programs. As Florida's only public dental school, the college currently ranks seventh among the 56 dental schools in the United States in federal funding for research.
The College of Veterinary Medicine, the state's only veterinary college, ranks among the nation's top 10 schools in U.S. News & World Report.
The Physician Assistant Program offers a challenging educational opportunity to students interested in a rewarding career as a provider of comprehensive health care under the supervision of a licensed physician. Graduates of the program are awarded a master's degree and are eligible to sit for the National Certifying Examination for Physician Assistants.
The Fredric G. Levin College of Law, which has produced many leaders of the American Bar Association, offers courses of study leading to the Juris Doctor degree.