This is the oldest and largest medical school in Florida and was established in 1952. The School of Medicine is located next to Jackson Memorial Hospital in the Civic Center area of Miami. The school has undergone considerable growth and is especially noted for its extensive research. As a result of its growth, this medical school has developed into one of the largest and most comprehensive medical centers nationwide. The school has a large full-time faculty and receives numerous research grants. The school’s affiliated hospitals provide upper-class students with excellent clinical training experiences because of their large number of admissions and the broad spectrum of cases seen.