The University of Florida College of Medicine’s curriculum is competency-based and guided by 14 principles. Prior to graduation, a student must demonstrate competence in six areas of training to satisfy all educational requirements. Students receive formative assessments and summative evaluations in courses and clerkships by level of mastery in the assigned competencies. Competency is the currency of the educational 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.