University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville
Founded in 1988, the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville campus
is home to more than 1,500 UF faculty, residents, fellows, staff and administrators.
The center is co-located with the UF Health Jacksonville hospital on a campus that
encompasses more than 10 city blocks.
The colleges of medicine, nursing and pharmacy all have a major presence on the
The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville offers 30 different
residency and fellowship programs and, in 2011, more than a third of graduates stayed
in Northeast Florida to begin their careers. Overall, UF graduate medical education
(GME) programs support 316 residents and fellows at UF Health Jacksonville. As such,
the size and scope of GME on the Jacksonville campus ranks third in Florida, behind
only UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and University of Miami/Jackson Memorial
Hospital in Miami. In addition, third- and fourth-year UF medical students do rotations
in Jacksonville, staying for two weeks to two months at a time during the course
of the year.
In addition to residents, fellows and medical students, there are 200 UF College
of Pharmacy students and 85 UF College of Nursing
students on campus, providing a ready source of health professionals in these disciplines
for the region. Aside from the UF Health campus in Gainesville, there is no other
organization in Florida that provides this level of health professional education
in size and scope.
The campus is home to the UF Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research,
a state-of-the-art training center spread over two floors of the UF Health Jacksonville
Pavilion and the second-largest simulation center in the nation. It also houses
Borland Library, one of the three University of Florida health
science center libraries.
The Health Science Center includes a 16,000-square-foot research laboratory building,
with space dedicated to translational research, which is focused on bringing discoveries
to patients as rapidly as possible. The Jacksonville campus also houses a clinical
research unit to perform specialized inpatient studies and has designated resources
for extensive outpatient studies.
For more information, visit www.hscj.ufl.edu.