Overview

With a revised curriculum and a renewed commitment to providing exceptional educational experiences for our learners, the UF College of Medicine embarks on a $50 million campaign. Our ambition to reach the top of American medical education depends on three specific priorities:

  • Increased scholarship support for medical students, residents and fellows
  • Building faculty endowment to assure continued excellence

“We can be a very good medical school with state funds, but private funds are what will allow us to be a great medical school and to achieve excellence,” said Michael L. Good, M.D., dean.

The College of Medicine Leadership Council

Joining Dr. Good in the initiative is a volunteer leadership council composed of long-standing University of Florida advocates. Steve M. Scott, M.D., of Boca Raton, who serves on the UF Board of Trustees, will chair the council.

The Alumni Challenge

With 52 participants — including several alumni who supported the Challenge twice — and almost $1.2 million raised, the Alumni Challenge came to a close Dec. 31, 2013.

“Our Alumni Challenge participants created the groundswell and gathered the energy — and critical funding — that kept this dream alive in the medical school through several generations of leadership cycles,” said Michael L. Good, dean of the College of Medicine, during the groundbreaking ceremony for the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building Nov. 22, 2013.

Conversations with the Dean

UF medical alumni have graciously hosted College of Medicine Dean Michael L. Good, M.D., at informal gatherings in their hometowns that allow the dean to share his vision for the future of UF medical education with their classmates and colleagues.

“Just as George Harrell (founding dean) had a vision for a new way to educate future doctors, we are defining our own vision as we reach a similar crossroad,” the dean said at a recent gathering.

If you would like information about a dean’s visit in your area, please call the Office of Medical Alumni Affairs at 352-273-7986.