Medical Schools in Florida

Updated: June 7, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools in Florida along with their admission statistics and course requirements. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Florida.

Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States and the third most populous. Along with its tropical, sunshine-filled climate and abundant beaches, Florida also boasts a large Cuban expatriate population, as well as immigrants from all over the world. Florida also has large metropolitan areas, like Miami and Jacksonville, as well as suburban and rural areas, mostly in the northern part of the state. Florida also has high population growth, and is a hub for retirees. If you wish to study in a pleasant climate, with exposure to patients of diverse backgrounds and of all ages, especially the geriatric population, make sure you explore the possibility of attending medical school in Florida.

Medical Schools in Florida:

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Florida State University College of Medicine

Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

University of Central Florida College of Medicine

University of Florida College of Medicine

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

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Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

Founded in 2010, the Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine is the 134th allopathic medical school in North America. Their mission is "to advance the health and well-being of our community by training future generations of humanistic clinicians and scientists and translating discovery to patient-centered care." Each year roughly 3400 students compete for 65 available positions.

Location: Boca Raton, FL

Course Requirements 

  •  English - 2 semesters
  • Inorganic Chemistry + labs- 2 semesters
  • Organic Chemistry + labs - 2 semesters
  • Physics + labs - 2 semesters
  • Biology/Zoology + labs - 2 semesters
  • Mathematics - 2 semesters
  • Additional science - 2 semesters

Recommended Courses

  • Biochemistry

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT score: 512

Average accepted GPA: 3.68

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine boasts that 99% of their graduates successfully transition into 19 different specialties, including some of the most competitive and highly respected residency programs in the United States. Their mission is to provide "an environment enhanced by diversity, clinical innovation and research, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine prepares socially accountable, community-based physicians, scientists, and health professionals who are uniquely qualified to transform the health of patients and communities."

Location: Miami, FL

Course Requirements

  • General Biology with laboratory - 2 semesters
  • General Chemistry with laboratory - 2 semesters
  • Organic Chemistry with laboratory (satisfied by either Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 or Organic Chemistry 1 and Biochemistry) - 2 semesters
  • Physics with laboratory - 2 semesters
  • Mathematics - 2 semesters of College Mathematics
  • College English - 2 semesters of College English

Recommended Courses

  • Statistics
  • Cell Biology
  • Foreign Languages
  • Genetics
  • Humanities
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Social Sciences

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT score: 508

Average accepted GPA: 3.71

 Florida State University College of Medicine

Florida State University College of Medicine is extremely competitive with roughly 7000 students applying for the program each year. Their mission is to "educate and develop exemplary physicians who practice patient-centered health care, discover and advance knowledge, and are responsive to community needs, especially through service to elder, rural, minority, and underserved populations." 

 Location: Tallahassee, FL

Course Requirements

  • College English or other writing-intensive course: 6 hours
  • College Mathematics: 6 hours
  • Biology with lab: 8 hours
  • Organic Chemistry with lab: 4 hours
  • Physics with lab: 8 hours
  • Biochemistry with organic chemistry: 3 hours

Recommended Courses

  • Sociology: 3 hours
  • Psychology: 3 hours
  • Genetics: 3 hours
  • Spanish: 6 hours

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT score: 506

Average accepted GPA: 3.7

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Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

Each year, roughly 2000 applicants compete for 100 spots at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine. Their mission is to advance "human health through innovation in medical education, research, patient care and community engagement."

Location: Davie, FL

Course Requirements

  • Biology: 2 semesters with lab
  • General Chemistry: 2 semesters with lab
  • Organic Chemistry: 2 semesters with lab. Biochemistry (with or without lab) may be substituted for a second semester
  • Physics: 2 semesters 
  • Mathematics: 1 semester

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT score: 511

Average accepted GPA: 3.64

University of Central Florida College of Medicine

University of Central Florida College of Medicine receives roughly 5,000 applications each year. Approximately 440 students will be interviewed and roughly 120 will be selected for the program. Their mission is to "educate and inspire individuals to be exemplary physicians and scientists, leaders in medicine, scholars in discovery, and adopters of innovative technology to improve the health and well-being of all."

Location: Orlando, FL

Course Requirements

  • General Biology – 2 Semesters (with labs)
  • General Chemistry – 2 Semesters (with labs)
  • Organic Chemistry – 2 Semesters (with labs)
  • General Physics – 2 Semesters (with labs)
  • College English – 2 Semesters
  • College Math – 2 Semesters

Recommended Courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Statistics
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Calculus
  • Humanities
  • Natural sciences
  • Communications arts 

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT score: 500

Minimum accepted GPA: 3.0

University of Florida College of Medicine

The University of Florida College of Medicine mission is "to help you be the best physician you can be begins during your first days of medical school. The broad-based curriculum emphasizes active learning in small groups, facilitating the development of a strong background in the basic sciences as well as introduction and integration into clinical medicine. The application of the science you learn to clinical experiences is part of the daily educational experience." Each year, roughly applicants are invited to submit secondary applications, and out of those, 135 matriculate into the final class.

Location: Gainesville, FL

Course Requirements

  • General Biology – 2 semesters, with labs
  • General Chemistry – 2 semesters, with labs
  • Organic Chemistry – 1 semester, with lab
  • Biochemistry – 1 semester survey course, upper-division, content and level appropriate to a biology or chemistry curriculum
  • Physics – 2 semesters, with labs

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT score: 514

Average accepted GPA: 3.79

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Each year, roughly 10,000 applicants apply to the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Of those, less than 500 receive an interview and only 150 are accepted into the final class making his school one of the most competitive schools in the state with a 1.5% success rate.  Their mission is "to be a state-of-the-art academic medical center that serves the South Florida community and beyond."

Location: Miami, FL

Course Requirements

  • English: 2 semesters
  • Chemistry + Labs: 2 semesters
  • Organic Chemistry + Lab: 1 semester
  • Biochemistry +/- Lab: 1 semester
  • Physics + Labs: 2 semesters
  • Biology + Labs: 2 semesters
  • Behavioral Science: 2 semesters

Recommended Courses:

  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Computer Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Developmental Biology

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 87th percentile

Average accepted GPA: 3.72

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Each year, roughly 4000 students compete for 170 available seats at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Their mission is "to envision and implement the future of health. Our commitment is to improve the full spectrum of health, from the environment, to the community, to the individual."

Location: Tampa, FL

Course Requirements

  • Biological Science with laboratory: 2 semesters with lab 
  • Chemistry with laboratory: 2 semesters 
  • Organic Chemistry with laboratory: 1 semester
  • Biochemistry Principles: 1 semester 
  • Physics with laboratory: 2 semesters 
  • Mathematics: 2 semesters
  • English or Expository Writing: 2 semesters

Recommended Courses

  • Statistics
  • Calculus
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Ethics

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT score: N/A
Minimum accepted GPA: N/A

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