Class of 2020 Graduation

Members of the class of 2020 picked up their diplomas by appointment during the week leading up to the virtual commencement ceremony. With a keepsake pen, they each signed their names to the Hippocratic Oath, adding the initials “M.D.” to their names for the first time.

UF College of Medicine

Dean Koch

Welcome Dean Colleen Koch!

Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine, becoming the 10th dean and the first woman to hold the appointment in the college’s 64-year history.

Jerell Blackburn

Welcome Jerell Blackburn!

The Office of Student Affairs welcomes Jerell Blackburn as the new Office Manager. Prior to joining the College of Medicine, Jerell spent 2+ years with the College of Dentistry developing and maintaining programs and collaborative relations with students, faculty and staff. Jerell’s energy is infectious! He beams with positivity and excitement for the job, and will go out of his way to introduce himself to new people – so don’t be surprised if he stops you in the hallway.

Simulated Learning

UF Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation

Improving health care in Florida, the nation and the world through excellence in health care simulation, integrating training, innovation and discovery.

Dr. Paterson describes the elements of CELS, and how the center is instrumental in delivering safer and higher quality care to patients.  Play Video

UF Harrell Medical Education Building

COM Student News

Students deliver diverse, inclusive children’s books to local pediatrics clinics

The titles focus on themes like self-love, the value of family and culture, positivity and diversity

One year

As 2020 draws to a close, UF medical and PA students reflect on lessons learned, impacts made

Giving thanks

Four UF medical students share how they practice gratitude along the path to becoming physicians

Nurturing the art of medicine

Medical students from the classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023 participated in a pop-up art show in July

Disclaimer: The images on this page were taken prior to the national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing.