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Full Text




The University of Florida College of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer within the meaning of Title VII of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Volume LXXXV Series 1, No. 3, May 1990
THE UNIVERSITY RECORD (USPS 652-760) published quarterly by the University of Florida, Office of Publications,
Gainesville, Florida 32611. Second-class postage paid at Gainesville. Florida 32601.
POSTMASTER: Send address change to the Office of the Registrar, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.
This publication has been adopted as a rule of the University pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 120 of the Florida
Statute. Addenda to the University Record Series, if any, are available upon request to the Office of the Registrar.

1 9 90--1991





Bob Martinez


Hon. DuBose Ausley

Hon. Carolyn K. Roberts


Clint Brown

Hon. Joan D.

Vice Chairman, Tampa


Hon. Alec P


Hon. Charles B.

Reed, Ed.D.


Hon. Robert A. Dressier
Ft. Lauderdale

Hon. Pat N.

Chancellor, State University
Hon. Charles B. Edwards, S
Chairman, Ft. Myers



Hon. Betty Castor

Hon. Cecil B. Keene

St. Petersburg
Hon. Thomas F

Hon. Jeffrey B.
Student Regent,


Petway, III



John V

Stephen J.

Lombardi, Ph.D.


David R. Challoner, M.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs

Allen H. Neims, M.D.,


Interim Registrar

Dean, College of Medicine

and Associate Vice
for Clinical Affairs




David A. Chinoy, M.D.

Sam H.

Moorer, Jr.,




Summit, New


Frank A. Herrero
Daytona Beach

Louis C. Murray,


Michael J.




F. Lee Howington, M.D.
Ft. Myers

D. Orvin Jenkins,


Charles M. McCurdy, M.D.
St. Petersburg

Nell W. Potter, M.D.
Roger G. Schnell, M.D.
Ft. Lauderdale
T. Byron Thames, M.D.
Stephen R. Zellner, M.D.
Ft. Myers




Registration All Classes

Monday, August 21, 1990


Required Orientation

Classes Begin
Labor Day (Holiday)
Veteran's Day (Holiday)
Thanksgiving Vacation


August 21 through Thursday,
23, 1990
August 27, 1990
September 3, 1990
November 12, 1990
, November 22, 1990 through Sunday,



Classes Resume
Classes End
Winter Break

Classes Begin
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Holiday)
Spring Break

Classes Resume
Health Care Issues Day
Memorial Day (Holiday)
Classes End

Monday, November
Friday, December 2
Saturday, December
Sunday, January I
Monday, January 7,
Monday, January 14
Saturday, March 9,
Sunday, March 1:
Monday, March 18,

26, 1990
, 1990
22, 1990 through
, 1991
, 1991
1991 through
, 1991

Wednesday, April 10, 1991
Monday, May 27, 1991
Friday, May 31, 1991


Classes Begin
Labor Day (Holiday)
Veteran's Day (Holiday)
Thanksgiving Vacation

Monday, August 27, 1990
Monday, September 3, 1990
Monday, November 12, 1990
Thursday, November 22, 1990 through Sunday,
November 25, 1990

Classes Resume
Classes End
Winter Break

Classes Begin
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Holiday)
Spring Break

Monday, November 2
Friday, December 21,
Saturday, December
Sunday, January 6,
Monday, January 7, 1
Monday, January 14,
Saturday, March 16,
Sunday, March 24,

16, 1990
12, 1990 through
1991 through

(Calendar, continued on next page)

Classes Resume
Health Care Issues Day
Classes End
National Board Exam Part I

Summer Break

Clinical Clerkships Begin


Monday, March 25, 1991
Wednesday, April 10, 1991
Tuesday, May 21, 1991
Tuesday, June 11 through Wednesday,
June 12, 1991
Thursday, June 13 through Saturday,

June 29, 1991
Sunday, June 30, 1991


All Clerkships Begin
Rotation I Begins
Independence Day (Holiday)
Rotation I Ends
Rotation II Begins
Labor Day (Holiday)
Fall Break

Rotation Resumes
Rotation II Ends
Rotation mI Begins
Veteran's Day (Holiday)
Thanksgiving (Vacation)

Rotation Resumes
Rotation mI Ends
Winter Break

Rotation IV Begins
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Holiday)
Rotation IV Ends
Spring Break

Rotation V
Health Care Issues Day
Rotation V Ends
Rotation VI
Memorial Day (Holiday)
Rotation VI Ends
Summer Break

Senior Electives Begin


July 1, 1990
July 1, 1990

Wednesday, July 4, 1990

Saturday, August 25
Sunday, August 26,
Monday, September
Sunday, September :
September 29, 199
Sunday, September
Saturday, October 2;
Sunday, October 28,
Monday, November

, 1990
3 through Saturday,

29, 1990
7, 1990
12. 1990

Wednesday, November 21, 1990 6:00 pm
through Sunday, November 25, 1990
Monday, November 26, 1990
Friday, December 21, 1990
Saturday, December 22, 1990 through Saturday,
January 5, 1991
Sunday, January 6, 1991
Monday, January 14, 1991
Thursday, February 28, 1991
Friday, March 1 through Monday,
March 4, 1991

Tuesday, March 5, 1991
Wednesday, April 10, 1991
Saturday, April 27, 1991
Sunday, April 28, 1991
Monday, May 29, 1991
Saturday, June 22, 1991
Sunday, June 23 through Saturday,
June 29, 1991
Sunday, June 30, 1991

All Senior Electives Begin
Elective Period One
Elective Period Two

Period Three

- Required

Advanced Pharmacology
Fall Break

Sunday, July 1, 1990
Sunday, July 1 through Saturday, July 28,1990
Sunday, July 29 through Saturday,
August 25, 1990
Sunday, August 26 through Saturday,
September 22, 1990
Sunday, September 23 through Saturday,
September 29, 1990

National Board Exams

Tuesday, September

25 and Wednesday,

Elective Period Four

Elective Period Five

September 26, 1990
Sunday, September 30 through Saturday,
October 27, 1990
Sunday, October 28 through Saturday,
November 24, 1990
Sunday, November 2 through 6:00 pm
Friday, December 21, 1990

Elective Period Six

Winter Break

Saturday, December

22, 1990 through Sunday,


Elective Period Seven


Sunday, January 6 through Saturday, February

2, 1991

Elective Period Eight

Sunday, February 3 through Saturday,


Elective Period Nine


Sunday, March 3 through Saturday,
March 30, 1991
Sunday, March 31 through Saturday,

Elective Period Ten


Health Care Issues Day
Elective Period Eleven


Wednesday, April 10, 1991
Sunday, April 28 through Friday, May 24, 1991
Saturday, May 25, 1991, 10:00 am
University Auditorium




Dean's Staff
Department Chairmen



The Continuum of Medical Education
The Art and Science of Medicine
Flexibility of Programs
Junior Honors Medical Program
Program in Medical Sciences (PIMS)
University of Florida Health Science Center-Jacksonville (UFHSC-J)
Pensacola Educational Program, Inc. (PEP)
Community Medicine
Admission Information
The Applicant Pool
Undergraduate Education
Medical College Admission Test
Application and Acceptance Procedures
Admission to the College of Medicine
at an Advanced Standing Status
Professional Education Leading to the M.D. Degree
First Year
Second Year
Third Year
Fourth Year
Standards of Performance
Probation and Dismissal
Removal of Probation
Probation for Students Who Successfully Appeal Dismissal
Student Conduct Code
Academic Honesty Guidelines

Student Conduct Standards Committee
Sexual Harassment
AIDS Policy
Dress Code Policy
Graduate and Postgraduate Programs
Graduate Education in the Medical Sciences
Programs Leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees
Medical Scientist Training Program (Combined M.D.-Ph.D. Degree)
Graduate Medical Education (Residencies and Fellowships)
Continuing Education

Financial Considerations
Scholastic Awards
Loan Funds
Living Accommodations

First Year
Second Year
Third and Fourth Years
Third Year
Fourth Year
Graduate Courses in the N
Anatomy and Cell Biolog3
Biochemistry and Molecu]
Immunology and Medical
Pathology and Laboratory
Pharmacology and Therap
Undergraduate Courses

Medical Sciences

lar Biology



Medical Students
Graduate Students



Alien H. Neims, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Medicine and
Associate Vice President for
Clinical Affairs

J. Lee Dockery, M.D.




Warren E. Ross, M.D.
Executive Associate Dean

Jerome H. Modell, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for
Clinical Affairs

Richard T. Smith, M.D.

Senior Associate
Scientific Affairs

Dean for

Robert T. Watson, M.D.

Senior Associate

Dean for

Educational Affairs

Lamar E. Crevasse, M.D.
Associate Dean for
Continuing Medical

Herschel L. Douglas, M.D.
Associate Dean for
Jacksonville Programs

George E. Gifford, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for
Graduate Education

Hugh M. Hill, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Student
and Alumni Affairs

Robert H. Reeves, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for
Tallahassee Program

Lynn J. Romrell, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Medical
Education and Director,
Junior Honors Program

William C. Ruffin, Jr., M.D.
Assistant Dean for
Clinical Affairs

Peter F. Gearen, M.D.
Chairman, Medical
Selection Committee

Dwayne A. Thomas, M.D.
Assistant Dean and
Director, Minority Affairs

Tom V. Harris, M.B.A.
Assistant Dean for
Administrative Affairs

R.M. Whittington, M.D.
Assistant Dean for VA
Medical Center Relations



Michael H. Ross, Ph.D.
Chairman, Anatomy and
Cell Biology

Jerome H. Modell, M.D.

Daniel L. Purich, Ph.D.
Chairman, Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology

William L. Stewart, M.D. Richard W. Moyer, Ph.D. James E. McGuigan, M.D. Albert L. Rhoton, M.D.
Chairman, Community Chairman, Immunology Chairman, Medicine Chairman, Neurological
Health and Family and Medical Surgery
Medicine Microbiology

Melvin Greer, M.D.
Chairman, Neurology

William G. Luttge, Ph.D.
Chairman, Neuroscience

Byron J. Masterson, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Melvin L. Rubin, M.D.

R. William Petty, M.D.
Chairman, Orthopaedic

Stephen P. Baker, Ph.D.
Interim Chairman,
and Therapeutics

Rodney R. Million, M.D.
Chairman, Radiation

Noel K. Maclaren, M.D.
Chairman, Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine

Ian M. Phillips, D.Sc.
Chairman, Physiology

Edward V. Staab, M.D.
Chairman, Radiology

L. H. S. Van Mierop. M.D.
Chairman, Pediatrics

John M. Kuldau, M.D.
Interim Chairman,

Edward M. Copeland, M.D.
Chairman, Surgery


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The College of Medicine, a component college of the University of Florida Health Science Center,
admitted the first class of medical students in September, 1956. The various programs rapidly
expanded to include a curriculum leading to the M.D. degree, a Ph.D. program in the basic medical
sciences, and residency programs in the various specialties and subspecialties of medicine, and
numerous special fellowship programs of clinical or scientific orientation.
The College of Medicine serves as an academic center of scientific and educational excellence
and leadership in medicine and allied health fields, and highly specialized medical care ser-
vices. The faculty is dedicated to programs of education, research, and patient care, while pro-
viding the student educational experiences of the highest quality. Located in Northcentral Florida,
the College of Medicine is engaged in intramural programs with the Gainesville Veterans Ad-
ministration Medical Center and extramural programs involving neighboring communities as
well as a network of educational services in Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Pensacola,
Orlando, and other Florida cities.
Situated at the southeast corner of the 2000-acre campus of the University of Florida, the Col-
lege of Medicine enjoys the benefit of strong ties with other programs within the university. The
relationships to the other Health Science Center colleges, the teaching hospital and other
disciplines within the university provide a very strong academic base for the College of Medicine.
The educational process of the College of Medicine begins with preprofessional counseling, and
includes the program leading to the M.D. degree, residency training, and continuing medical
education for the practicing physician. Each phase of this educational continuum has particular
emphasis and significance.
Educational offerings for the student of medicine include the humanities, natural and biological
sciences, and technology to provide a well-balanced educational experience. The graduates of
the program must have an appreciation both for the breadth of the art and skills of medicine
and the highly specialized and fundamental nature of scientific medicine. The graduates from
the M.D. degree program must have sufficient experience to be able to choose from the many
career opportunities in medicine. Also, they must have acquired an attitude of continuing self-
education and must have learned to adhere to the highest ethical and scientific standards of the
medical profession.
The College of Medicine and its programs received full national accreditation first in 1960, again
in 1976 and in 1983 by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education composed of representatives
of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association. The
residency programs are accredited individually by each respective specialty of the Accredita-
tion Council on Graduate Medical Education, and all 21 residency training programs are

The College of Medicine attracts students of the highest caliber into the various programs. High
standards of scholastic achievement, moral character, and motivation are required of the stu-
dent. The highly personal relationship between patient and physician places the latter in a posi-
tion of trust, which demands maturity, integrity, intellectual honesty, and a sense of responsibility.
Because of the vast area of science which must be mastered by the physician, the student of
medicine must possess a high basic aptitude supplemented by academic preparation of the highest
order. Through an active recruitment program, a broader representation of the ethnic mixture
is sought in the student body. The college adheres strictly to the principle of ethnic, racial,
religious, sex and social equality among its student body and faculty.
The University of Florida does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in the recruitment and
admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation
of any of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations. The designated
coordinator for university compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the
associate dean for student affairs.

The student is accepted into a fellowship of learning that should mark the beginning of an educa-
tional and personal relationship of long duration. To meet the requirements of modern medical
education, the faculty must be representative of a wide area of academic experience. In addition
to the demand for highest competence in a chosen field of specialization, the faculty must be
interested in education and in students. Close faculty-student relationships are developed and
maintained through personal, professional, and social contacts. The nature of investigative and
clinical training demands close interaction between faculty, students, and the problem at hand,
be it the patient or the object of scientific study.

Individual and cooperative investigations constitute an important aspect of the activities of faculty
and students. Facilities and equipment are made available through state, private, and federal funds.
In addition to the research laboratories and animal facilities in the University of Florida Health
Science Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, there are animal research facilities
at the Health Science Center Animal Research Farm. A new 240,000 square foot biomedical
research building, opened in 1990, houses additional research laboratories, classrooms and faculty
Research projects of the faculty of the College of Medicine range from problems of molecular
and cellular biology to all phases of basic and applied clinical investigation including behavioral
sciences, epidemiology, and many other disciplines. Collaborative projects are in process with
veterinary science, engineering, biology, nuclear sciences, psychology, sociology, education, and
many other disciplines.

In view of the nature of modern biomedical investigation, it is natural that many interdepart-
mental efforts have evolved. Most of these involve faculties from the basic and clinical sciences,
and frequently from other colleges in the university. In general, these groups are organized along
categorical lines such as the Center for Neurobiological Sciences, the Cardiovascular Group, the
Tumor Biology Group, the Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Genetics, Endocrinology and
Metabolism, and Gastroenterology, to mention a few. These groups serve a specific research need
for the faculty and comprise very strong educational units in the curriculum. The Clinical
Research Center in Shands Hospital is a focus for clinical investigation. Very active collabora-
tion in both research and education exists between faculties of the College of Medicine and the
Colleges of Engineering, Education, Veterinary Medicine and the Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences. Educational opportunities in biomedical engineering are available at all levels: pre-
baccalaureate, graduate, and postgraduate.

Most programs and faculty are housed in the University of Florida Health Science Center. The
Health Science Center's facilities include the Chandler A. Stetson Medical Sciences Building,
the Communicore Building (library, teaching laboratories and classrooms), the Academic Research
Building, the Colleges of Dentistry, Health Related Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy,
Veterinary Medicine, Shands Hospital, and the Gainesville Veterans Administration Medical
The 476 bed Shands Hospital has nearly 20,000 inpatient admissions recorded each year. The
outpatient clinics record over 172,000 visits per year. The Veterans Administration Medical Center,
located across the street from the Health Science Center, has a capacity of 475 beds and provides
additional clinical and research sources. Both institutions offer ample opportunity for hospital-
based bedside and ambulatory teaching. Formal educational affiliations have been established
in Tallahassee, Pensacola, Jacksonville, and Orlando which provide additional basic science and
clinical science resources.
The Communicore is a facility unique to the College of Medicine. This building houses lecture
and seminar rooms, multidisciplinary teaching laboratories designed to be flexible enough to
accommodate the wide variety of laboratory teaching programs of the different disciplines, study
areas, and a center for development and utilization of audiovisual and automated learning aids.
In addition, the Health Science Center Library has a collection of over 215,000 books and
periodicals. Computer-based bibliographic retrieval services, such as MEDLINE, are available
to support teaching and research activities. The library participates in a regional network of
medical libraries to supplement its information resources.

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Medicine, as a profession deeply rooted in the culture of the society it serves, must be responsi-
ble to social needs and demands. Deficiencies in the medical system developed slowly in recent
decades and have assumed critical proportions in the last few years. Both the consumer and
the provider of medical care now are expecting major changes in the practice of medicine and
its capacity to serve all elements of our population. Medical education, although somewhat
isolated from the day-to-day problem of medical care, has been drawn into the mainstream of
crisis and change. In response to this challenge, the faculty of the College of Medicine emphasizes
ongoing review and the adaptation of the educational programs to the needs of society for today
and tomorrow.

The curriculum of the College of Medicine has several basic objectives. First, it is designed to
instill in the medical student the attitude of a physician. By presenting the student with a clinical
problem and sufficient basic science data to understand the organic malfunction, it is hoped
the learning process will assume a meaningful significance. Second, the curriculum is design-
ed to acquaint students with the different facets of medicine in such a fashion as to permit each
student to make an early choice from the many career offerings in medicine. Third, the study
plan permits the student to assume the responsibility for developing an educational program
relevant to their particular needs-a program which will permit the maximum benefit to be deriv-
ed from the learning process.
The present medical curriculum is the product of a trend over the last 60 years in which the
medical school and its parent university have established close academic ties. This trend has
had a great impact on the quality and character of medical education. It has facilitated the
emergence of scientific medicine and increased sophistication of patient care (including preven-
tive medicine). These advances have produced a rising cost of medical education and medical
care, as well as a separation of medical schools and their faculties from organized medicine and
the practitioner. As our society approaches an important juncture in the development of health
and medical care systems, the conflict between education and practice is becoming the cause
of increasing concern for involved parties. Medical school faculties now are studying carefully
the long-range aspects of their educational endeavors, as well as their position as proponents
or intermediaries between opposite points of view. As a result of this review process, significant
proposals for far-reaching change are being made, which will have a long-lasting impact on
medical schools and medical education.

The scientific basis of medicine universally is accepted as a prerequisite for medical practice.
Often, however, we are confronted with the idea that the practice of medicine is an art rather
than a science; and furthermore, that too much science in medical education renders the future
physician insensitive to the human needs of patients. Frequently medical students state that the
entrance into medical school really does not bring about the expected change in fulfillment of
their motivational desires. Often they feel removed from the art of medicine to the point in which
satisfaction or gratification of emotional needs cannot be achieved. As a result, a cynical attitude
may emerge toward medical and patient problems, with a subsequent loss of motivation toward
learning. The educational experience must help the student to achieve a high quality blend of
humanism and science, which will enable optimal medical care to be provided to patients. The
faculty strives to blend the art and the science of medicine into the College of Medicine programs.
Through careful planning, an effort will be made to use the fundamental knowledge of the basic
sciences in a meaningful relation to career goals in medicine. Although during the first and se-
cond years the emphasis will be on the sciences basic to medicine, clinical medicine will be
introduced during the second year. Clinical medicine will be the focus during the third year.
The opportunity to advance in both fields in a correlated fashion will be offered in the elective
period of the fourth year.
The introduction of clinical medicine in the second year and the opportunity to select basic
science courses during the elective year, are of special significance for modern medicine since
there is widespread recognition that delay between scientific discovery and its clinical applica-
tion is too long and must be shortened. It is expected that graduates of the present program will
have less difficulty in retaining a true feeling for a close relationship between basic medical science
and its clinical application.

For many years, medical faculties attempted to adhere to a principle of completeness in spite
of the increased volume of knowledge in the basic medical and clinical sciences. New courses
were added and others were condensed until the deluge of factual material over-extended the
student's capacity for retention, as well as his or her facility for mental integration. In addition,
the assumption was made that a single standard program of instruction would be adequate for
all students accepted into an accredited medical program. Experience at the University of Florida
has since prompted consideration of the varying backgrounds of medical students and a flexible
curriculum that will be relevant to the individual's needs and will permit incorporation for fur-
ther developments in medical education. Consequently, the present program at the University
of Florida differs from the previous curriculum in the following ways:
1) The basic or core program is not designed to transmit the total knowledge presumed necessary
for the practice of medicine. In many courses, the emphasis has changed from presentation
of content to the transmission of an educational process, whereby the student is largely re-

quired to seek out the necessary content. Student may have gaps in the knowledge of the
sciences basic to the practice of medicine, however they should have sufficient information
to make a rational and well-informed decision regarding further education.
2) Although students in a medical school all share the desire to become physicians, their
backgrounds and specific goals vary greatly. By permitting greater individualization, the
curriculum enables the student to adapt their personal program to previous educational ex-
perience, individual learning speed, and to career plans for the future. In providing for this
flexibility, the medical curriculum will become an educational continuum beginning with
professional education and culminating with continuing medical education for the practic-
ing physician.
3) The medical program endeavors to free the student from the classroom and provide an op-
portunity to pursue studies in the library or laboratory. While the regular course load for
the first year of the medical student previously consisted of 34 to 36 hours per week, it has
been reduced. The student with more time to devote to individual study may require greater
support through guidance, counseling and teaching aids such as computer assisted instruc-
tion and others.
4) It is anticipated that the length of study in the medical program can be adapted naturally
to the needs of the individual student. In some instances first-year courses may be used to
fulfill undergraduate degree requirements. In others, a student may embark on an early
residency program or pursue a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree program. The prime emphasis
of the curriculum is on providing a program which has the elasticity to encompass individual
needs and interests. In addition to the change in structure of the curriculum, two programs
for entrance into medical school besides the traditional route have been developed:

A) Junior Honors Medical Program
The Junior Honors Medical Program is a combined (seven years) BS-MD program offered by the
University of Florida. This is a program for undergraduate students who have chosen a career
in the medical profession and who have demonstrated superior scholastic ability and personal
development during their first two academic years. Application to participate in this unique and
challenging program is made during the student's second year of college (sophomore). Students
are notified of their acceptance at the end of their second year. Selection into the program secures
admission into the College of Medicine at the University of Florida contingent upon satisfactory
completion of the Junior Honors Medical Program. Each student's progress will be monitored
throughout the Junior Honors Medical Program and will be reviewed at the end of the Junior
Honors year to determine whether the student has complied with the prerequisites and main-
tained the high standards expected of a student participating in this accelerated Honors pro-
gram. A satisfactory score on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required prior to
entrance into the College of Medicine.
Students are eligible to apply to the Junior Honors Medical Program if they have (1) completed
at least eight (8) semester hours, including laboratories, of: biology, general (Inorganic) chemistry

and organic chemistry; (2) completed two semesters of calculus; (3) completed the University
of Florida's general education requirements of English, social sciences and humanities, either
via course work or placement credit and (4) have a minimum of a 3.5 or higher cumulative
grade point average. Students who have also completed their foreign language and/or physics
requirements during their first two years of college are in a favored position with respect to ap-
plication to the Junior Honors Program. Although most applications are received from Universi-
ty of Florida students, applications are accepted from students from other colleges. Non-Florida
residents are also eligible to apply. The program is limited to 12 students per year.

Year 1
Liberal Arts &
Sciences College

Year 3
Liberal Arts &
Sciences College

Year 5

Year 7

Year 2

Year 4
College of
Liberal Arts
& Sciences
College of Medicine

Year 6

During the Junior Honors year (third year), students participate in required seminars. The seminars
provide extensive faculty contact and a solid background in biochemistry and other areas of
preclinical science. The emphasis is placed on student participation in a relatively non-structured
and informal format. Past Junior Honor participants have found this to be an educational ex-
perience of great value in the development of a critical and inquiring approach to learning. In
addition to these seminars, students continue to register for course work within the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences. Many students in the program also participate in research projects.

The fourth-year students who have successfully completed the Junior Honors year merge into
the standard first-year medical program. The schedule for these students also includes arts and
sciences courses during the fall semester. Since the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences grants
credit for the third-year seminars as well as portions of the first-year medical programs, participants
are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science degree at the end of the first year of medical school.

Liberal Arts &
Sciences College

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Additional information about the Junior Honors Medical Program and the application procedures
may be obtained by writing the Director, Junior Honors Program, College of Medicine, Universi-
ty of Florida, Box J-216, J.H.M. Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida 32610.

B) Program in Medical Sciences (PIMS)
The Program in Medical Sciences (PIMS), an inter-university approach to medical education,
began in the fall of 1971 at the Florida State and Florida A&M Universities in Tallahassee. In
this program, the two universities in the state capitol have combined efforts to provide instruc-
tion in the preclinical medical sciences parallel to the first-year curriculum of the University
of Florida College of Medicine. Since 1985, the University of West Florida in Pensacola, has also
participated in this program. Since this instruction is integrated with traditional undergraduate
degree programs in a college such as Liberal Arts and Sciences, the time permitted to achieve
competency in the preclinical sciences is flexible. While it is expected that most students will
spend five years in reaching this level, a number of accelerated students may do so in four years.
For others, six years may be required.
Participation and enrollment in PIMS courses is limited to full-time undergraduate students at
Florida State University, Florida A & M University and the University of West Florida. After
satisfactory completion of the required PIMS curriculum, an evaluation committee reviews and
recommends to the dean of the College of Medicine those students eligible for transfer to the
University of Florida College of Medicine. Upon final approval by the dean, these students transfer
at the second year level and the remaining three years of medical education are completed at
the University of Florida College of Medicine.
The curriculum is designed around a nucleus of existing courses in the social, biological and
physical sciences and contains all of the traditional basic science disciplines, except physical
diagnosis and systemic pathology. Clinical seminars and other clinical experiences are furnish-
ed by the community of practicing physicians in Tallahassee with the cooperation of Tallahassee
Memorial Regional Medical Center, the Florida State University Health Service, and the
Neighborhood Health Clinic in Tallahassee.
Detailed information on the Program in Medical Sciences can be obtained by writing the Office
of the Director, Program in Medical Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 32306.

Eleven hospitals in nearby Jacksonville form the University of Florida Health Science Center -
Jacksonville (UFHSC-J), originally named the Jacksonville Health Education Programs, Inc.
(JHEP), with the goal of improving medical education in the community. In 1969, by action of
the Board of Regents, UFHSC-J became a division of the J. Hillis Miller Health Center in
Gainesville. 150 full-time faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine are located
in Jacksonville.

There are elective rotations and required clerkships in a variety of clinical areas available in
Jacksonville. These rotations provide the opportunity to observe patients in a community hospital
setting and to become acquainted with the many problems of health care delivery in an urban
area. In addition to supervision by a large full-time faculty, the student may have the opportuni-
ty to work with community based practitioners.
Fifteen accredited residency programs are conducted in Jacksonville. Residents participate in
the teaching of students. UFHSC-J conducts a number of programs for continuing education
for practicing physicians to which students are welcome.
A nationally patterned medical library system supports the teaching and research activities with
extensive periodical holdings, bibliographic services, and audiovisual collections.
The pediatric programs of the University of Florida are enriched by their affiliation with the
Nemours Children's Medical Center. Currently an outpatient unit, this newly emerging resource
for North Florida will soon offer inpatient services at a state-of-the-art children's hospital as well.
Many of the staff of the Nemours Children's Medical Center are University of Florida faculty
and there are joint efforts in research, education and patient care.

A unique academic affiliation between the College of Medicine and the Pensacola Educational
Program (PEP) has been established. This affiliation provides the undergraduate medical stu-
dent from the University of Florida an opportunity to obtain a variety of clinical elective ex-
periences in Pensacola. In addition, numerous opportunities exist for graduate and postgraduate
educational programs between the two institutions.

The development of Shands Hospital at the University of Florida has played an important part
in accelerating the emergence of scientific medicine by providing ideal conditions for certain
aspects of clinical teaching. The student in the teaching hospital, however, is confronted with
highly selected types of patient problems, which in the outside world are exceptions rather than
the rule. Less insight is gained into the day-to-day problems of minor and major illnesses as they
occur in the community.
The College of Medicine has developed educational programs in various community settings
to provide medical students and physicians-in-training with experiences in the common medical
problems of ambulatory health care. The rural health activities of the College of Medicine are
renowned for their contributions to patient care and medical education.
By extending the education of medical students into the community, students are also provided
the opportunity to view and understand the non-clinical factors of family and community groups
and institutions that affect medical care. Every medical student will participate in a community

health clerkship which also includes an opportunity for a brief preceptorship with a practicing
physician. Through these community experiences the faculty and students together will become
familiar with the common medical problems seldom seen in a hospital.
A basic premise in the community health programs of the College of Medicine is that they will
direct the talents of the faculty toward the problems of health care delivery and engage the in-
terest and enthusiasm of the medical students toward their future resolution.

Students applying for admission to the University of Florida College of Medicine should plan
to complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree at an accredited university or college by
the time of matriculation. In exceptional instances, students upon whom the degree has not been
conferred may be admitted.
Applicants will be appraised on the basis of personal attributes, academic record, evaluation
of achievements, references, performance on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and
personal interviews if granted by the selection committee.
Applicants currently pursuing graduate level work toward a Ph.D. degree or other professional
degree are obligated to complete all degree requirements prior to application to the College of
Medicine for study toward the M.D. degree.
The College of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, or national origin.
Although Florida residents are given preference in admission, the College of Medicine does con-
sider a limited number of nonresident applicants each year. Nonresident applicants must
demonstrate superior qualifications. The College of Medicine welcomes applications from minori-
ty students regardless of state residence. Only United States citizens and permanent resident
aliens will be considered.

Basic Science Requirements: The minimum science admissions requirements include basic in-
troductory courses and laboratories in the following subjects:
Biology-8 semester hours (12 quarter hours)
General (Inorganic) Chemistry-8 semester hours (12 quarter hours)
Organic Chemistry-8 semester hours (12 quarter hours)
Physics-8 semester hours (12 quarter hours)
Many students desire an additional background in science. For this purpose, courses in physiology,
biochemistry, microbiology and genetics might be considered. It is not necessary to choose one
of the sciences as a college major.


No specific requirement is set in the area of mathematics since, at most colleges, some mathematics
is prerequisite to physics and chemistry. Some college level work in calculus is strongly recom-
mended. Familiarity with the principles of statistics and their application to the analysis of data
is an important asset for any medical student. A knowledge of computers and computer pro-
gramming is valuable in medical education, but is not required.
Consideration should be given by the student to participation in honors courses, independent
study, and scientific research. These activities present opportunities for an unstructured learn-
ing experience.
Electives: The remainder of the college work should be distributed throughout the humanities,
social and behavioral sciences. The student should select subjects which tend to broaden the
educational experience.
Extracurricular Activities: Extracurricular activities and employment both during the academic
year and the summers are important contributions to an individual's development. Experience
in medical and paramedical areas often contributes toward an understanding of health care
delivery problems and helps to solidify the basis of the student's motivation toward a career in

Every applicant must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), at a time that enables
scores to be received by the Admissions Office prior to the application deadline. The test is given
twice yearly in many colleges and universities. For further information about the test, write the
MCAT Registration, American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 414, Iowa City, Iowa 52243.

Admission to the College of Medicine is highly competitive. Careful appraisal of each applicant
is based on information gained from academic records, scores on the Medical College Admis-
sion Test, recommendations by premedical advisors and teachers and, in some cases, personal
interviews. The College of Medicine endeavors to select those students who appear to be the
most qualified for a career in medicine.
1) The College of Medicine is a participating institution in the American Medical College Ap-
plication Service (AMCAS). The AMCAS application form may be obtained after June 1 from
the University of Florida's Preprofessional Office, Room 380 Little Hall or the College of
Medicine, Student Admissions Office, Box J-216, JHMHSC, University of Florida, Gainesville,
Florida 32611.
2) It is highly recommended that the minimum science admissions requirements be completed
prior to making application.

3) After careful screening of the preliminary AMCAS applications by the Medical Selection
Committee, selected applicants will be sent a formal University of Florida Application re-
questing additional information. The completed form should be returned directly to the
University of Florida College of Medicine Admissions Office and arrangements made for
submission of a preprofessional committee evaluation or letters of recommendation. This
second phase requires an application fee of $15 from all students not previously enrolled
in the University of Florida. This fee is not refundable. All materials should be submitted
as early as possible, but no later than December 1 of each year.
4) Following committee review of all the application materials, interviews with members of
the Medical Selection Committee will be arranged for competitive applicants. These inter-
views are usually held on Fridays at the University of Florida College of Medicine campus
in Gainesville.
5) An applicant has two weeks to reply to an offer of admission to the College of Medicine
by filing a written statement of intent. If the applicant is later accepted by another school
which he or she prefers, the applicant is obligated to notify the College of Medicine in writing,
as soon as possible, of a decision to withdraw.
6) No deposit is required from accepted applicants.
The above procedures follow the guidelines of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

A person may seek transfer to the College of Medicine from a LCME accredited United States
or Canadian medical school. Individuals who already have received a degree from a college of
medicine will not be admitted to the M.D. curriculum at advanced standing status. A person
may be admitted to the College of Medicine at an advanced standing status within the context
of the following guidelines:
1) A vacancy exists for the admission of a person to advanced standing status.
2) An applicant must wish to transfer in order to maintain a marriage in this local.
3) Previous professional or graduate education is adjudged adequate in quantity, quality, and
time frame to have been competitive for admission as a first-year student at this college and
to permit entry into the curriculum at a level beyond the first year. An applicant who is,
for any reason, on probation or not in good academic standing at the school from which
transfer is sought will not be recommended for transfer to this college.
4) Applicants currently pursuing graduate level work toward a Ph.D. degree or other profes-
sional degrees are required to complete all degree requirements prior to application for ad-
mission to the College of Medicine for study toward the M.D. degree.

Initial consideration of an applicant for advanced standing will be undertaken only when the
applicant furnishes the following information upon request:
1) A signed narrative written by the applicant expressing the circumstances which prompted
the request to transfer at an advanced standing status.
2) A letter of recommendation from the dean of the professional or graduate school in which
the applicant either was enrolled or is presently enrolled. This letter must also state that
the applicant is free of behavioral, attitudinal, or emotional problems.
3) Official transcripts of all post-high school academic course work.
4) Medical College Admission Test official scores.
5) A properly executed information form furnished by the College of Medicine Office of
6) United States citizenship.
An applicant judged to be qualified on the basis of the furnished information may be extended
an interview. Applications for admission at advanced standing will not be processed unless a
vacancy exists in the respective class for which the application is made.
Special programs of study leading to graduate degrees in the basic medical sciences and admis-
sion requirements for these programs are outlined on page 43 of this Catalog.


Once a decision has been reached by both the medical school and the applicant, the student
enters the professional portion of the educational continuum. From this time forward, the stu-
dent will pursue his or her educational endeavors from the vantage point of a physician striving
to achieve well-rounded capacities as a physician-humanist and scientist in his or her profes-
sion and community.
The four years of medical education are divided into three blocks of time, which are identified
as Preclinical Coursework (two years), Clinical Clerkships (one year), and Postclerkship Elec-
tives and Required Courses (one year). During the preclinical period, students are provided a
core of basic science and general clinical information. The required clinical clerkship rotations
provide the students with more specific clinical information and experiences in eight general
areas of medicine -- anesthesiology, community health, medicine, neurology, obstetrics and
gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery. The fourth year includes four weeks each of re-
quired rotations in surgery and medicine, and four weeks of advanced pharmacology. The re-
mainder of the fourth year is devoted to elective course work.


The preclinical course work is designed to provide students with essential basic science and
general clinical information necessary for their clinical training. Teaching teams from both basic
and clinical science departments will participate.
Students may elect the option of taking the preclinical basic science courses over a three-year
period of time. This option provides an opportunity for the M.D.-Ph.D. candidates and other
students to begin research activities earlier and in more depth. It also provides the opportunity
for students to pursue course work outside the traditional medical school curriculum. Such course
work could include public health, hospital administration or international health. In addition,
students electing to enroll in an honors program might find this three-year option appealing.
Finally, this less intense three-year track may be advantageous to students with less intensive
science backgrounds and who would benefit from more moderately paced course work. Contact
hours per week for the standard two-year curriculum range from 22-25. In the three-year track,
contact hours would range from 8-25 with an average of about 17 contact hours per week. Students'
requests to participate in the three-year track must receive prior review and approval by the chair-
man of the curriculum committee and the chairman of the academic status committee.
A student who fails any course work, or who meets the standards for dismissal and is given
the option of repeating an academic year in its entirety is not eligible to elect the three-year op-
tion. During the first academic year, a student who is in good academic standing can choose
to move into the three-year program. To take advantage of the opportunities that the three-year
option offers, the decision should be made prior to beginning the first year or prior to the first
day of the second semester. No student who has received a final course grade of F in any course
will be allowed to move into the three-year curriculum.
The course schedule under the standard two-year curriculum proceeds in the following manner:

First Year
Anatomy by Diagnostic Imaging presents normal anatomy in three dimensions, (frontal, cor-
onal sagittall] and axial). The course is designed to present the anatomy of the organ as well
as vascular and topographic anatomy, for better understanding of human gross anatomy.
Basic Biochemistry and Molecular Biology consists of lectures and discussion sessions design-
ed to increase the student's basic biochemical knowledge of cellular functions. General topics
include physical biochemistry, metabolism, and molecular biology. Students with previous ex-
perience in biochemistry and the approval of the instructor may be exempt from attending lectures.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Disease is designed to build on the student's basic
biochemical knowledge of cellular function. Information is presented in lectures and small group
discussions. Topics covered include nutrition, physical biochemistry, metabolism and molecular
biology with emphasis placed on the biochemical and molecular biological aspects of



First Year

BMS 5201C

BMS 5100C

BMS 5121

BMS 5190

BMS 5101

BMS 5000

BMS 5110

BMS 5204

BMS 5004

BMS 5006

BMS 5007

BMS 5005


Second Year
BMS 5630
BMS 5830
BMS 5202
BMS 5822

BMS 5151 BMS 5191 BMS 5610

Third Year

(8 weeks each)

Fourth Year

ELECTIVES (4 weeks each)
Medicine and Surgery Clerkships (4 weeks each)
Advanced Pharmacology

Cell Biology presents information on the roles of cells in the function of the organism. The
mechanism by which cells execute their roles is stressed.
Gross Anatomy presents an introduction to the basic structure and mechanics of the human body.
The dynamics of learning occur primarily in the laboratory and are supplemented with lectures,
conferences, and demonstrations as needed.
Human Systems Development covers early human development including gametogenesis. The
major emphasis of the course is on normal human organ development and morphogenesis. A
system approach, correlated with the normal gross anatomy of those systems, is used.
Introduction to Medical Sciences Seminars covers contemporary topics that span clinical and
basic sciences. Emphasis is placed on discussion with faculty, in small group settings, to review
recent medical literature and fundamentals of clinical decision making.
Medical Immunology introduces the student to fundamental principles of immunology. Pro-
blem solving approaches are stressed.
Medical Microbiology deals with the study of bacteria, fungi and parasites and the processes
by which they produce infectious diseases.
Medical Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary course designed to provide students with the fun-
damental information concerning the organization and function of the central nervous system.
Lectures, laboratory and group discussions are used in presenting the course material.
Medical Virology covers fundamental principles of clinical virology utilizing a lecture and discus-
sion group format.
Microscopic Anatomy is a course in which the microscopic structure of the cells, tissues, and
organs of the human body is taught. Correlation of structure and function is emphasized.
Principles of Physiology introduces the student to the study of the normal functioning of the
body transport mechanisms, on major organs such as gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiovascular,
renal, endocrine and neuroendocrine. It emphasizes the integration of these organs into a systems
approach as a basis for clinical applications.

Second Year
Clinical Diagnosis emphasizes skills necessary for history-taking and expands skills in perfor-
ming physical examination of patients. An extended lecture series provides an introduction to
the clinical practice of medicine, preparing the student for upcoming clinical experiences.
Epidemiology and Public Health provides the students with clinical instruction in epidemiology,
preventive medicine and public health.
General Pathology introduces students to basic processes involved in the inflammatory response,
types of inflammation, immunological response to disease, clinical aspects of infectious disease
and neoplasia.


Introduction to Clinical Radiology introduces the student to diagnostic imaging in the clinical
setting. Faculty present information on the theory of radiological techniques and examples of
pathology in various organ systems.
Introduction to Psychiatry introduces the second year student to the biological, psychological
and social interactions which underline human behavior in both health and illness. Against a
background of normal development, problems of pain and chronic diseases are used to
demonstrate the pschosocial impact of illness. Alcoholism, substance abuse, impaired physi-
cians, human sexuality and an introduction of pyschiatric treatment are also presented.
Laboratory Medicine introduces the student to basic principles and frequently used laboratory
tests in the clinical chemistry, toxicology, drug monitoring, immunoassy and blood bank
Medical Aspects of Human Genetics consists of lectures and discussion groups to present the
theoretical aspects of human genetics.
Oncology presents information on cancer in a clinical conference setting. Topics correlate with
information presented in pathology.
Pharmacology presents concepts of drug action, introduces major classes of drugs, and em-
phasizes the biochemical and physiological basis for understanding drug action.
Physical Diagnosis and Introduction to Clinical Medicine introduces the student to basic com-
ponents of the physical examination with emphasis on normal findings.
Social and Ethical Issues in Medicine explores through readings and discussions, the major
social and ethical issues in medical practice.
Systemic Pathology emphasizes the effects of disease on the human organism and the correla-
tion of disease with symptoms, signs, and the course of illness.

Third Year
The third year is devoted to clinical clerkships, in which groups of students rotate among the
major clinical services experiencing direct patient contact. During these clerkships, the student
becomes an integral member of the medical team and has direct responsibility for his/her assigned
patients during the rotation.
Students are allowed to displace one clerkship rotation into the fourth year and take two elective
units in place of the clerkship, in order to provide some flexibility in choice. Tob ensure that each
clerkship has a relatively constant number of students, no more than three students can displace
any one clerkship at a given time. Delaying a clerkship requires approval of the course director,
the student's advisor, the course director for the chosen elective, the associate dean for student
affairs, and the associate dean for education.
Each clinical service conducts a variety of seminars and conferences. These are considered to
be part of the clerkship and attendance is expected.

Fourth Year
The fourth year occupies the last 11 months of the curriculum and consists of elective experiences
combined with one month rotations in advanced medicine clerkship, advanced surgery clerkship,
and advanced pharmacology clerkship.
The students thus are able to design a program which permits extensive elective time in a clinical
or basic science area, an early experience related to their career choice, or an exploration of their
interests among several career choices. The students are permitted considerable freedom in design-
ing their program, but the choices must be made carefully in conjunction with the student's
faculty advisor. Remediation may take place in the fourth year upon recommendation by the
Academic Status Committee, appropriate department, and faculty advisor.
Any student with an academic rank in the lower third of the class who requests the opportunity
to study at a non-affiliated institution must obtain their advisor's permission and approval of
the Academic Status Committee. Any student whose request exceeds a three month period of
study at other institutions must have the approval of their academic advisor, the electives coor-
dinator and the associate dean for student affairs.
Clinical electives are available in all of the major disciplines of medicine. The student may work
as an advanced clerk, assuming greater responsibilities than in the third year.
Estimated percentages of time and credit hours allotted for various elective offerings have been
calculated on the basis of credit hours per academic semester. Each student is expected to com-
plete a minimum of 40 semester credit hours in the fourth year to be eligible for graduation.
Each student is required to be enrolled and take course work up to the time of graduation regardless
of the total credit hours accumulated.
The provisions of this catalog are not to be construed as an irrevocable contract between the stu-
dent and the College of Medicine. The college reserves the right to effect policy and regulatory
changes at any time.
The curriculum is constantly undergoing evaluation and refinement. Changes may occur from
year to year in order to improve the educational program of the undergraduate student of medicine.

The Academic Status Committee has responsibility to review each student's performance and
make recommendations to the dean of the College of Medicine regarding promotion and gradua-
tion. Members of the committee include faculty representatives from each department of the
College of Medicine, preclinical and third year coordinators, the director of minority affairs, the
associate dean for education, and the associate dean for student affairs (who serves as chairman).
The overall performance of a student will be considered by the Academic Status Committee in
preparing recommendations regarding promotion, graduation, and general academic ranking
of the students. Information upon which recommendations will be made include grades, writ-

ten evaluations, and cognitive and noncognitive data submitted by the faculty of the various cur-
ricular units, and scores on the National Board Examinations. All students will be informed of
their academic progress on a regular basis.

Standards of Performance
Students' performance in academic course work will be evaluated by letter grades A through
F or Pass-Fail. The Pass (P) or Fail (F) grading system will be used in special circumstances as
approved by the Curriculum Committee. Passing grades are A through C in order of excellence.
A grade of D connotes unsatisfactory performance. If a grade of D is assigned, remediation of
this grade will be required. Failing grades are F (Failing), WF (Withdrew Failing), or I (Incomplete).
The I or F grade may be given to a student who fails to complete course requirements or who
fails to attend or participate in required course activities. Students must receive a passing grade
in every course to be recommended for graduation. If approved for remediation by the Academic
Status Committee, any student with a D or a failing grade must complete required remedial
coursework with a passing grade.
Remediation requirements will be determined by the appropriate course director and approved
by the chairman of the respective department and the Academic Status Committee. Remediation
must be completed prior to entering the next academic year, unless the plan for remediation,
submitted by the course director and approved by the Academic Status Committee, allows con-
tinuation into the first months of the next academic year. Any incomplete coursework must be
completed within a prescribed period of time or the grade will be converted to F.
The Academic Status Committee will review the performance of all fourth-year students to be
considered for graduation. In addition to the satisfactory completion of all required and elective
coursework, the student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better and must have satisfac-
torily completed all remedial work with a grade of C or higher. Students receiving a grade of
less than C in remedial work may be dismissed. National Board Examinations Parts I and II must
be taken before the student is approved for graduation. Students who have demonstrated outstan-
ding academic achievements will be recommended for graduation with honors. Excellence of
different types in varied fields will be considered, such as superior academic work, outstanding
student research and thesis, and other special achievements. Nomination and selection of students
for graduation with special honors will be made by the faculty.

Probation and Dismissal
Students who fail to achieve satisfactory academic progress may be placed on academic proba-
tion or dismissed. The purposes of probation are: 1) to identify unsatisfactory performance at
an early date, 2) to provide opportunity for the student to receive counseling, 3) to provide the
student whose progress is unsatisfactory with further opportunity to improve and perform satisfac-
torily, and 4) to notify the student that satisfactory progress is not being made toward standards
required for graduation.

In accordance with university regulation, any student with less than a 2.0 grade point average
will be placed on probation. Additionally, the following standards apply to students of the Col-
lege of Medicine:
1) Preclinical first year-Any student receiving failing grades in coursework totaling 7 or more
credit hours or Ds or Fs in coursework totaling 13 or more credit hours during the first year
will be automatically dismissed. Any student receiving an F in any coursework or Ds in
coursework totaling 7 or more credit hours will be placed on probation.
2) Preclinical second year-Any student receiving Ds or Fs totaling 10 or more credit hours
will be automatically dismissed. Any student receiving an F in any coursework or Ds in
coursework totaling five or more credit hours will be placed on probation.
Students electing to take the basic sciences under the three year optional tract will be governed
by the following criteria-During the first two years of this option, any student receiving Fs in
coursework totaling 7 or more credit hours or Ds or Fs in coursework totaling nine or more credit
hours will be automatically dismissed. Any student receiving a D or F in any coursework will
be placed on probation. During the final year of the three year option, any student receiving
Ds or Fs totaling 10 or more credit hours will be automatically dismissed. Any student receiving
an F in any coursework or Ds in coursework totaling five or more credit hours will be placed
on probation.
No student will be allowed to begin the clinical clerkships until all basic science coursework
has been satisfactorily completed. Students who have received failing or incomplete grades in
preclinical coursework are not allowed to continue into the clerkships until that coursework has
been satisfactorily remediated.
3) Third year-Any student receiving a D or F in any clerkship will be automatically placed
on probation for one year. A student receiving a D or F in any other clerkship while on pro-
bation will be automatically dismissed. Any student receiving a grade of incomplete will
be reviewed by the Academic Status Committee.
The progress of any student who has been on academic probation for two consecutive years will
be reviewed by the Academic Status Committee for consideration of dismissal. Students who
fail to demonstrate appropriate academic progress for promotion and graduation may be
The fourth year students are not allowed to begin their elective work until all unsatisfactory
coursework during the clinical clerkships has been remediated. Students in the lower third of
the class must have the approval of the Academic Status Committee before applying for elective
coursework taken away from the J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center, UFHSC Jacksonville, or
Orlando Regional Medical Center. Students who apply for more than three months of extramural
rotations must also have approval from their academic advisor, the elective coordinator, and the
associate dean for student affairs.


4) Fourth year-Any student receiving an F in required fourth year clerkships or Ds or Fs in
coursework totaling 8 or more credit hours during this academic period will be automatically
dismissed. A student receiving a D in any of the required fourth-year clerkships or a D or
F grade in any other required or elective coursework will be automatically placed on proba-
tion and cannot be recommended for graduation until remedial work has been completed

Removal of Probation
A student will be removed from academic probation by action of the Academic Status Commit-
tee when he or she has received no grade of less than C for any coursework during a period
of one calendar year after being placed on probation and the student has maintained a grade
point average of 2.0 or better.

A student has the right to appeal academic dismissal or any other actions affecting his or her
academic status to the Academic Status Committee. The intent to appeal must be submitted by
the student in writing to the Chairman of the Academic Status Committee within two working
days after receiving written notification of dismissal or other actions. The student will be notified
in writing and invited to attend a meeting of the Academic Status Committee which will be con-
vened within ten calendar days to hear the student's appeal, unless justification exists for a delay,
in which case the student's appeal will be heard as promptly thereafter as possible.
A negative decision by the Academic Status Committee may be appealed to the dean of the Col-
lege of Medicine. The intent to appeal to the dean of the College of Medicine must be submitted
by the student in writing to the dean within two working days after receiving written notifica-
tion of an adverse action by the Academic Status Committee. The decision of the dean in all
appeals is final unless the president of the university or the president's designee agrees to hear
the appeal. A student must notify the dean and submit the appeal to the president's office within
two working days.

Probation for Students Who Successfully Appeal Dismissal
Students whose academic dismissal is reversed by successful appeal and who are permitted to
repeat coursework will be automatically dismissed if a grade of less than C is received in any
course during the repeated time period. If the coursework is satisfactorily completed, students
will continue on probation for an additional calendar year, at which time the student may be
removed from probation by favorable action of the Academic Status Committee. Students who
are allowed to repeat fourth year coursework will remain on probation until they have successfully
completed all of the requirements for graduation.


Students enjoy the rights and privileges that accrue to membership in a university community
and are subject to the responsibilities that accompany that membership. In order to have a system
of effective campus governance, it is incumbent upon all members of the campus community
to notify appropriate officials of any violations of regulations and to assist in their enforcement.
Conduct regulations of the university are made available to all students and are applicable to
students enrolled in the College of Medicine. These regulations are contained in the University
Record, the Student Guide, the Independent Florida Alligator, and the Florida Administrative
The President is charged with the responsibility for establishing and enforcing regulations gover-
ning student life. Regulations are designed to enable the university to protect against the con-
duct of those who, by their actions impair or infringe on the rights of others or interfere with
the orderly operations of the university.
A student is subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion for violation of the
University Code of Conduct or University Academic Honesty Guidelines. A student is expected
to maintain the requisite integrity, attitude, motivation, and personal and professional conduct
deemed essential to the practice of medicine. Possible violations of the Student Conduct Code
and University Academic Honesty Guidelines will be handled through the university's Office
of Student Affairs and the Health Science Center Student Conduct Committee.
Students have the right to appeal non-academic disciplinary actions through the appropriate
committee to the university's Office of Student Affairs. Such appeals must be submitted in writing
within five working days of notification of the decision.
Violation of the Code of Conduct. A student may be expelled or receive any lesser penalty for
the following offenses:
1) Furnishing false information to the university. This includes cheating and plagiarism.
2) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of university documents, records, or identification cards.
3) Unauthorized use, taking or destruction of public or private property on campus, or acts
committed with disregard of possible harm to such property.
4) Actions or statements which amount to intimidation, harassment, or hazing.
5) Participation in or continued attendance at, after warning to disperse by a university
official, a raid on a university living unit.
6) Disorderly conduct.
7) Disrupting the orderly operation of the university as defined in Florida Statutes, Board
of Regent's policies, and the demonstration policy of the university.
8) Failure to comply with any university rule or regulation, including, but not limited to, the
Academic Honesty Guidelines.

9) Violations of Housing, Interhall, and Area Council regulations.
10) Violation of conduct probation.
11) Possession, use, or delivery of controlled substances as defined in Florida Statutes.
12) Possession or use of a firearm on the university campus except as specifically authorized
in writing by the university.
13) Actions or conduct which hinders, obstructs, or otherwise interferes with the implemen-
tation or enforcement of the Student Conduct Code.
14) Failure to appear before any of the disciplinary authorities and to testify as a witness when
reasonably notified to do so. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to compel
15) Violation of any municipal ordinance, law of the State of Florida, or law of the United
16) Ticket scalping, i.e., selling tickets to any University of Florida function or event being held
or to be held on the University of Florida campus, for more than $1.00 over the
original price.
17) Possession or use of fireworks, explosives, dangerous chemicals, ammunition or
weapons (including, but not limited to, bows and arrows or switchblade knives).
18) Actions which are committed with disregard of the possible harm to an individual or
group, or which results in injury to an individual.
19) Any actions, including those of a sexual nature or involving sexual activities, which are
intimidating, harassing, coercive, or abusive to another person, or which invade the right
to privacy of another person.
20) Any action without authorization from the university which does or causes to, access, use,
modify, destroy, disclose or take data, programs or supporting documentation residing in
or relating in any way to a computer, computer system or computer network or causes the
denial of computer system services to an authorized use of such system.

All students are required to abide by the Academic Honesty Guidlines that have been accepted
by the university. Violations of the Academic Honesty Guidelines include, but are not limited
to the items listed below:
Taking of Information-copying graded homework assignments from another student; working
together on a take-home test or homework when not specifically permitted by the instructor;
looking at another student's paper during an examination; looking at your text or notes during
an examination when not permitted to do so.

Tendering of Information-giving your work to another to be copied; giving someone answers
to examination questions when the examination is being given; after having taken an examina-
tion, informing another person in a later section of questions that appear on that examination;
giving or selling a paper to another student.
Plagiarism-copying homework answers from your text to hand in for a grade; quoting text or
other works on an examination, term paper or homework without citation when requested by
the instructor to present your own work; handling in a paper purchased from a term paper ser-
vice; retyping a friend's paper and handing it in; taking a paper from files and handing it in.
Conspiracy-planning with one or more fellow students to commit any form of academic
dishonesty together; giving your paper to another student you know will plagiarize it.
Misrepresentation-having another student do your work on an examination or assignment; ly-
ing to a professor to increase your grade.
Bribery-Offering money or any item or service to a faculty member or any other person so as
to gain academic advantage for ourself or another.

The Health Science Center Student Conduct Standards Committee has responsibility for the ad-
judication of violations of the University of Florida Academic Honesty Guidelines for students
enrolled in the College of Medicine. The committee is composed of four faculty members and
one student, appointed by the president of the university. Sanctions available to the committee
include reprimand, conduct probation, suspension, or expulsion. The committee will furnish
to students charged with a violation of the Academic Honesty Guidelines rules of procedure
that include the following:
A) The right to be notified in writing of the charges against him/her with sufficient detail and
time to prepare for the hearing;
B) The right to a prompt hearing before the committee;
C) The right to know the nature and source of the evidence which will be used against him/her;
D) The right to present evidence in his/her own behalf;
E) The right to freedom against compulsory self-incrimination; and
F) The right to appear with an advisor at the hearing.
A decision made by the Health Science Center Student Conduct Standards Committee may be
appealed to the president of the university, and must be filed within five working days of notifica-
tion of the decision.

Sexual harassment is defined as persistent and unwanted sexual attention for a person in a posi-
tion of authority or power. In response to concern about incidents of sexual harassment, staff
in the Office for Student Services have been designated as being available to students who have
complaints about sexually offensive behavior by faculty members. These individuals will talk
with students and, if it is deemed appropriate, will attempt to resolve complaints on an informal
basis. In all cases every possible effort will be made to insure confidentiality and to protect the
rights of both students and faculty members. If resolution of a complaint cannot be reached in-
formally the students will be advised about formal grievance procedures.
When an Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) case comes to the attention of the univer-
sity, whether student, faculty or staff member, the director of the Student Health Service will
assume responsibility for conducting a thorough review based upon the best medical and legal
information available. Any actions taken will respect the confidentiality of the individual as well
as the individual's welfare and that of the university community.
Other infectious diseases will be handled appropriately and reported according to State
A personal health history questionnaire completed by the student is required before registration
at the University as well as documentation of immunity to measles and rubella. Immunization
against Hepatitus B is also required.

The official dress code of the College of Medicine is: no shorts; clean shirts and shoes for graduate
students and students in the preclinical years. Ties for men, and white lab coats with name tags
shall be worn by all students and housestaff who have any contact with patients or patient care
All College of Medicine students, at all levels of education and training, are expected to main-
tain a proper professional image in their behavior and personal appearance at all times.

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Programs Leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees
The educational continuum of the medical sciences is designed to provide flexibility in terms
of the type of degree which may be earned as well as the type of subject matter which may be
included in the individual curriculum.
Programs leading to the Ph.D. degree in medical sciences are offered by the College of Medicine
through the Graduate School of the university. The programs offered in anatomy and cell biology,
biochemistry and molecular biology, immunology and medical microbiology, neuroscience,
pathology and laboratory medicine, pharmacology and therapeutics, and physiology are intend-
ed to give talented individuals an opportunity to engage in careers of research and teaching in
the basic scientific medical disciplines. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
also offers a program leading to the Ph.D. in biochemistry.
The M.S. degree in the medical sciences is offered by the Departments of Anatomy and Cell
Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Medical Microbiology, Neuro-
science, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Physiology.
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers the M.S. degree in biochemistry.
The prime requirements for admission to these programs are personal integrity, motivation, and
general scholastic achievement. Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission
to the Graduate School and produce a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination.
Candidates should have an undergraduate major in a biological or physical science, but other
undergraduate areas of concentration appropriate for study in the basic medical sciences are
engineering and mathematics. In order to remedy deficiencies in their backgrounds, some can-
didates may find it necessary to take additional undergraduate courses even though they hold
the A.B. or B.S. degree required for Graduate School admission.
The completion of a satisfactory dissertation based on original research is the most important
single requirement of the Ph.D. program. Most of the work involved in the dissertation ordinari-
ly will be done in the last two years of residence, but candidates will be encouraged to begin
their research in a preliminary exploratory fashion toward the end of their first year. Graduate
education in the basic medical sciences is planned from an interdisciplinary point of view, but
with a major in the fields of anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, im-
munology and medical microbiology, neuroscience, pathology and laboratory medicine, phar-
macology and therapeutics, or physiology. A minor is not required but may be elected in any
relevant discipline approved for graduate study in the university.
Graduate students have the opportunity of assisting in the teaching of medical and undergraduate
courses and most students are advised to do so as part of their training. Teaching assistantships
and nonresident tuition scholarships are available to a limited number of students.

Medical Scientist Training Program (Combined M.D.-Ph.D. Degree)
The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed for highly qualified students who are strongly
motivated toward an academic career in the medical sciences. This is a flexible six to seven year
program which attempts to provide in-depth graduate education in a basic science discipline,
a rigorous medical education, and an introduction to clinical investigation.
Candidates for the program must satisfy admission requirements for the College of Medicine
and the Graduate School. Since successful candidates are selected from those admitted to the
College of Medicine, application begins with standard application to the medical school. All
candidates who receive the supplemental application forms will be given the option to apply
for the Medical Scientist Training Program; direction for such application is provided at that
time. Successful applicants are expected to achieve satisfactory scores on the Medical College
Admission Test and to have personal qualities of high order, superior intellectual ac-
complishments, research experience and genuine interests in human welfare and an academic
career. The Graduate Record Examination may be required before matriculation. Students already
enrolled in medical school may apply to the program.
The student will enroll in all courses for the M.D. degree. In addition, the student will be re-
quired to complete the requirements for the Ph.D. as established by the university and the depart-
ment in which dissertation work is undertaken. In most cases, that department will be one of
the seven basic science departments in the College of Medicine, but other departments in the
university are acceptable alternatives. The student will receive credit toward both degrees for
those courses applicable to each. In addition, special seminars and courses in human biology
and clinical research are incorporated into the program.
The program is designed to be flexible, and the Medical Scientist Training Program Steering
Committee will assist the student in planning the curriculum and determining progress. In most
cases, the student will be expected to initiate a research project during the summer before start-
ing medical school and select a graduate department at the end of the summer. Students will
be evaluated by examination similar to those in the separate M.D. and Ph.D. programs. The Com-
mittee on Academic Status of the College of Medicine will evaluate the student's performance
and recommend promotion to the next class or awarding of the M.D. degree. The Graduate Ad-
visory Committee, in conjunction with the department from which the student will receive the
Ph.D. degree, will assess the graduate performance.
Most, if not all, students accepted to the program can anticipate financial support (graduate
research assistantships) during the graduate portion of the program. In addition, select students
will be awarded annual stipends of at least $8000 while in the medical portion of the program
on the condition that both degrees are obtained.
Inquiries regarding this program may be directed to the Office of the Director, Medical Scientist
(M.D./Ph.D.) Training Program of the College of Medicine, but applications to the program are
coordinated with application to the College of Medicine as described above.

All programs of residency training offered in Shands Hospital and the Veterans Administration
Medical Center are fully accredited and approved by the American Medical Association Accredita-
tion Council on Graduate Medical Education and are listed in the Directory of Approved Residen-
cies. In addition, the Senate of the university formally recognized these programs as academic
non-degree programs of the College of Medicine at its meeting of June 26, 1969. The hospitals
hold certification from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
The residency programs only accept individuals who are graduates of medical schools accredited
by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and graduates of foreign medical schools who
hold the ECFMG certificate and pass the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical
Sciences (FMGEMS).
Residencies: Residencies vary in length with each of the specialities (between two and five years).
Formal residencies are offered in anesthesiology, family practice, medicine (internal medicine),
neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery,
pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology and its subspecialties, and surgery (general, plastic,
thoracic, otolaryngology, and urology).
Stipends accompany each residency. Housing at moderate cost is adjacent to the Health Science
Center and is described on page 58.
Fellowships: A limited number of clinical fellowships are available in the various subspecialties
of anesthesiology, family practice, medicine, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, and
surgery to qualified applicants with some previous residency training and/or research pursuit.
There are some traineeships which are at a slightly more advanced level directed toward basic
training for academic careers in clinical disciplines and the basic medical sciences. A postgraduate
training program in laboratory animal medicine is also available.
Opportunities also exist for selected fellows to work toward the M.S. degree in the medical sciences
in one of the basic science departments offering such programs.
Applications: Detailed program information and applications for these programs may be obtained
by writing the appropriate departmental chairman, chief of service, or the Office of the Dean,
College of Medicine.

Licensure to practice medicine and surgery in Florida can be obtained by endorsement if the
applicant has been certified by licensure examination of the Federation of State Medical Boards
of the United States, Inc. (FLEX) or is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners as
having completed its examination, provided that said examination required shall have been so
certified within the ten years immediately preceding the filing of the application for licensure.
Such a license is good only if the recipient engages actively in medical practice for a minimum


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