Top Florida Medical Schools

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There are six Florida medical schools, located throughout the state. Florida has obvious advantages of great weather, relatively low cost of living, and no state income tax! All of this, among many other things, make Florida medical schools a great choice.

Five of the six schools are public schools, meaning lower tuition if you are a resident of the state and a better chance of getting into the school if you are a Florida resident. For more on public vs private schools, click here.

Here is a list of the Florida medical schools with links to the school sites. Also provided is the school rank according to the US World and News Report for research, the average MCAT and GPA (if available), and insider info you will want to know.

While rankings are a decent start to determining how good a school is, there is much more to choosing the right school for you. For more about this, click here.

University of Central Florida

  • US World and News Report Rank: Not ranked
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.8
  • Insider Info: This is a relatively new school, with the first graduating class being the class of 2013. Although it is a public school, about 1/4 of the class are non-Florida residents. This school gave its first class full 4-year scholarships with living expenses. Impressive! They are looking to build their reputation and so will offer competitive applicants large scholarships, including full tuition and living expenses (about $240,000!). I wish I would have known about this one!
  • School website: Click here

University of Florida

  • US World and News Report Rank: #45
  • Location: Gainesville, FL
  • Average MCAT31.8
  • Average GPA: Available in the MSAR
  • Insider Info: You can enter this Florida medical school through regular admissions, through a junior honors medical program (7 years BS/MD honors program), or as a transfer studentMore about the Junior Honors Medical program is available here.
  • School website: Click here

Florida State University

  • US World and News Report Rank: Not Ranked
  • Location: Tallahassee, FL
  • Average MCAT:
    Available in the MSAR
  • Average GPA: Available in the MSAR
  • Insider Info: There are special programs available at the school, including the Bridge and Honors Medical Scholars program. The Bridge program is for applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds who do not gain direct acceptance to the medical school. They have the option of completing a Master’s degree during three semesters and if they maintain a B average will be accepted to the school of medicine following their completion of the degree. The Honors Medical Scholars program gives a few students the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s and MD degree in 7 years. You can learn more about these programs here.
  • School website: Click here

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine

  • US World and News Report Rank: #45
  • Location: Miami, FL
  • Average MCAT32.1
  • Average GPA: Available in the MSAR
  • Public/PrivatePrivate
  • Insider Info: This Florida medical school offers MD/MBA and MD/MPH programs, as well as an Honors Program in Medicine and a Medical Scholars program. The Honors Program is for high school seniors with a GPA of 3.75 and an SAT of 1400 or ACT of 32. These students can complete a BS and MD degree in 7 years. The medical scholars program is for Universtiy of Miami students who wish to attend medical school and have a 3.7 GPA at the end of their freshman year. Students accepted to the program can also complete their BS and MD degree in 7 years. For more info on these and other programs, click here.
  • School website: Click here

Florida International University- Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

  • US World and News Report Rank: Not ranked
  • Location: Miami, FL
  • Average MCAT:
    Available in the MSAR
  • Average GPA: Available in the MSAR
  • Insider Info: FIU has an option to apply for the Early Decision Program. The deadline for this program is August 1. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.7, a BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics, math) GPA of 3.5 and an MCAT of 35 to apply for early decision. For regular admissions, overall GPA must be 3.0, BCPM 3.0, MCAT 25. Deadline for regula application is Decmeber 15.
  • School website: Click here

University of Southern Florida

  • US World and News Report Rank: #66
  • Location: Tampa, FL
  • Average MCAT30.9
  • Average GPA: Available in the MSAR
  • Insider Info: This Florida medical school offers MD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA and MD/JD degrees. Students here have early clinical experience, beginning in the first year through a “preceptor.” This means that you will work with a specific doctor during your first years who will help you hone your clinical skills. The school’s site also states that they would like you to have “demonstrated motivation for medicine and helping others.” Click for how to show this in your personal statement and interview.
  • School website: Click here

As you can see, Florida medical schools are a great option for any medical school applicant. Most are public and are competitive for admission. For more about making yourself a good applicant for these schools, click on admissionsinterview, and personal statement. Understanding these things will make you stand out and get accepted!

Get Accepted to Florida Medical Schools

The medical school admissions process can is very difficult. Getting into your best medical school is not something that you should leave to chance! This site is designed to help you get into the school of your choice, maybe that’s a medical school in Florida! Check out my admissions page for understanding the admissions process.

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