Our college’s highly anticipated regional medical campus is set to launch in 2022.
Key leaders joined together for a ribbon-cutting that symbolized a key milestone for student education Sept. 23, when the Office of Student Affairs officially opened at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville.
That event was the culmination of significant renovations that had taken place over several weeks on the fourth floor of the Learning Resource Center on the UF Health Jacksonville campus. The space, which used to be part of the Office of Educational Affairs, is now the official home and hub for medical student education.
This development is significant, as the college is preparing to launch a regional medical campus, which will accommodate full-time third- and fourth-year UF medical students. A group of current students will pilot the program beginning in May 2022.
For many years, the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville has been hosting students from UF and other institutions, although they only rotate on an intermittent basis.
The regional medical campus will allow UF students to develop more familiarity with Jacksonville faculty members and will eliminate the need for them to travel back and forth between Gainesville and Jacksonville. The campus will also give students greater exposure to diverse patient populations while strengthening their understanding of social determinants of health.
The regional medical campus designation has been in the works for the past several years. Plans are for cohorts to ultimately include at least 25 full-time students per academic year.
For questions or more information, email Dani Brown, associate director of academic support services, at Dani.Brown@jax.ufl.edu.