The University of Florida was established in 1853.
Located on a campus of more than 46,000 students,
the University of Florida Health Science Center was
founded in 1956. The College of Dentistry admitted
its first student in 1972. The Health Science Center,
besides a College of Dentistry, includes colleges of
Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine,
and Health-Related Professions.
4-year. Consists of 2 components: (a) core courses
that are required of all, and (b) elective courses that
are optional. The latter may include a research project. Basic sciences, correlated dental sciences, dental
didactic activities, and dental clinical activities are
presented in both the core and the electives. First
year: Devoted to the basic sciences, preclinical technical courses and an introduction to clinical
situations. Second year: Completion of the basic sciences, preclinical technical courses, and an
introduction to comprehensive patient care. Third
year: Clinical rotations and comprehensive patient
care. Fourth year: Continues work in comprehensive
patient care, extramural rotations, and exposure to
private patient practice concepts.
The basic predental courses are required, and courses
in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology or
genetics, and developmental psychology. Applicants
with an overall B+ average as a minimum will receive
strongest consideration for admission. A limited number of nonresidents are admitted. Transfer and
advanced standing: Limited numbers are admitted.
The college, with its 11-story dental clinical-science
building, is an integral part of the J. Hillis Miller
Health Center located on the university campus. A
new computer-based simulation lab, junior-senior
laboratory, and state-of-the-art lecture faculty were