The University of Florida Academic Health Center – the most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeast – is dedicated to high-quality programs of education, research, patient care and public service.
The UF College of Dentistry is the only public-funded dental school in Florida and is recognized as one of the top U.S. dental schools for the quality of its educational programs, oral health research enterprise and commitment to patient care and service.
The College of Medicine, the largest of six colleges at the University of Florida Academic Health Center, opened in 1956 with a mission to increase Florida’s supply of highly qualified physicians, provide advanced health-care services to Florida residents and foster discovery in health research.
Founded in 1956, the University of Florida College of Nursing is the premier educational institution for nursing in the state of Florida and is ranked in the top 10 percent of all nursing graduate programs nationwide. The UF College of Nursing continually attracts and retains the highest caliber of nursing students and faculty with a passion for science and caring.
Established in 1923, the College of Pharmacy is the oldest college in the UF Academic Health Center. Ranked among the top schools of pharmacy nationally, the college supports research, service and educational programs enhanced with online technologies.
The College of Public Health & Health Professions (PHHP) is dedicated to providing excellent educational programs that prepare graduates to address the multifaceted health needs of populations, communities and individuals.
The UF College of Veterinary Medicine is Florida’s only veterinary college and provides many unique educational programs for students and services aimed at helping pets, wildlife and endangered species. We offer a a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Veterinary Medical Sciences.
Co-located with the Shands Jacksonville Hospital, the Jacksonville Health Science Center excels in education, research and patient care that expresses our abiding values of compassion, excellence, professionalism and innovation. Our state-of-the-art medical center serves an urban population of 1 million from north Florida to south Georgia.
The UFCOM-J offers accredited graduate medical education residency and fellowship programs, in addition to non-standard fellowship programs. Clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for UFCOM undergraduate medical students and elective rotations to students from other accredited schools.
The UFHSC-J is a clinical teaching site for the Gainesville-based College of Nursing. Students rotate through the various clinical settings on the campus, and primary care centers and specialty care centers located throughout Jacksonville.
The UF College of Pharmacy-Jacksonville offers a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program completed entirely in Jacksonville. Also offered on campus is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited pharmacy residency program at Shands Jacksonville.
University of Florida Health knows how important ongoing medical learning is to health care providers and the community. That is why we provide online Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses for you to complete for CME credits. These courses share the latest in medical knowledge, teach new patient-relationship skills and help providers deal with relevant current issues.
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Two University of Florida faculty members have joined Haitian partners in an effort to bring much-needed continuing medical education opportunities to Haiti’s physicians. Continuing medical education, or CME, which is designed to help physicians stay up-to-date with new medical knowledge, has never before been offered to Haiti’s medical doctors.
“Haiti has a variety of important health problems and substantial morbidity and mortality. A key to tackling these problems is to have competent physicians who are up-to-date and are practicing evidence-based medicine,” said Arch Mainous, Ph.D., a professor in the department of health services research, management and policy in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions.
Mainous and Madsen Beau de Rochars, M.D., M.P.H., a UF research assistant professor of health services research, management and policy, serve as international partners of the Haiti Ministry of Public Health and Population’s Joint Committee on Continuing Medical Education. Chaired by Haiti’s Minister of Health, Alex Larsen, M.D., the committee also includes government officials, medical school deans and presidents of specialty societies in Haiti.
The committee has been charged with implementing a national CME program consistent with the needs and culture of Haiti. Beau de Rochars and Mainous, who have both participated in a variety of initiatives in Haiti, will provide expertise on the design, creation and implementation of CME and how lessons learned from other countries could be successfully applied to Haiti in order to improve medical care for the entire population.
“CME improves patient outcomes because all doctors improve their medical knowledge,” said Mainous, also vice chair for research in the department of community health and family medicine at the UF College of Medicine. “It improves health care for all patients, rural or urban, rich or poor, as well as those seen in primary care or by specialists. This effort could revolutionize how medical care is conducted in Haiti.”
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