The University of Florida College of Medicine medical education program will be a model for the
development of physicians, scientists, and scholars of the highest quality to improve the health of the
people of Florida, the nation and the world.
Our goal is to educate future physicians, scientists, and scholars to provide the highest quality patient
care and service to society. We will develop innovative and compassionate leaders in clinical care,
research, education, and healthcare policy who reflect the diversity of the state of Florida. Our
educational programs will promote health equity in our society. We will support an inclusive
environment where patients and members of the community are treated with respect and dignity. Our
graduates will champion the highest professional standards, continue to learn in a reflective and selfdirected manner, and serve the needs of their patients within the local and wider community.
UFCOM embraces the values established by UF Health in its strategic plan: Excellence, Trust, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, Integrity and Diversity. We also affirm the critical importance of these additional values: Compassion, Humanism and Empathy.
Medical Education Program Curriculum Overview
There are 12 LCME accreditation standards, each with an accompanying set of elements. One accreditation standard and two accreditation elements directly relate to medical student services: