Competency-based Curriculum

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s curriculum is competency-based. Prior to graduation, a
student must demonstrate competence in six areas of training to satisfy all education requirements.
Student receive formative assessments and summative evaluations in courses and clerkships by level
of mastery in the assigned competencies. Competency is the currency of the education program. The
College of Medicine’s primary goal is to graduate practicing physicians who can be responsible for the
health and well-being of their patients. This responsibility carries with it special requirements regarding
the character, abilities, and knowledge of our graduates.