Medical Honors Program (MHP)
This is a combined B.S.-M.D. degree for students interested in pursuing an accelerated medical training program. Typically students will complete three years of undergraduate study and then begin medical school in the fourth year. The first year of medical school will count towards the undergraduate degree program and as the first year of medical school at University of Florida College of Medicine. At the end of the seven years, the student will have earned both a Bachelor of Science and a M.D. Learn more about MHP at University of Florida College of Medicine.
The University of Florida College of Dentistry has a program for outstanding college freshmen who know they are interested in becoming dentists, the Honors Combined BS/DMD Program, that saves one year of college. Students accepted in this program complete a BS degree and a DMD degree in 7 years, instead of 8 years. During the first three years of this program, students enroll in a carefully sequenced series of courses to meet both their undergraduate university’s Baccalaureate degree requirements and the College of Dentistry’s admissions requirements. A limited number of majors are available at the University of Florida: you can choose either Microbiology or Nutrition. During what would have been the senior year of college, Honors Combined BS/DMD Program in Dentistry students transfer to the freshman class at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Credits from the dental program are transferred back to the undergraduate college to complete the Baccalaureate degree requirements. Approved students spend a minimum of 90 hours in the bachelor’s program and four years in the dental program. Please refer to the UF College of Dentistry for more information.
B.S. in Biology/Pharm.D.
The UF College of Pharmacy offers UF biology students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences a pathway toward a combination B.S. in Biology and Pharm.D. degree. Recommended semester plans are available. Students accepted in this program complete a BS degree and a Pharm D. degree in 7 years, instead of 8 years. During the first three years of this program, students enroll in a carefully sequenced series of courses to meet both their undergraduate university’s Baccalaureate degree requirements and the College of Pharmacy’s admissions requirements. For questions about this program, please contact Tyisha Hathorn via email at email@example.com.
UF College of Pharmacy—Early Assurance Program
The Gator Pharmacy Early Assurance Program provides UF students with an opportunity to streamline their path into pharmacy school. This program is designed to assist students through the early process of becoming a pharmacist by providing workshops, training, and opportunities related to pharmacy careers. Participants in this 1-2 year program will need to do the following:
- Complete all of the pre-professional coursework required for entry in UF’s Pharm.D. program,
- Become active members in the UF Pre-Pharmacy Society.
- Gain pharmacy experience through shadowing interning and/or employment in a pharmacy setting.
Upon completion of the program with a 3.0 science GPA, students are guaranteed an interview for the UF College of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. program. Additionally, those students with a science GPA of 3.4 or higher will not be required to submit a PCAT score with their application to the Pharm.D program. For more information, see the website. For questions about this program, please contact Tyisha Hathorn via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Health Post baccalaureate Program (PHPB)
The University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, now offers a Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate program (PHPB) for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree. PHPB admits students from three different populations. ‘Career Changers’ – those who have not completed the prerequisite courses or no more than two of these. ‘Re-Start’ – those who tried a few courses early in undergrad, did not do well, stopped taking sciences and those who took the courses greater than five years prior to applying for PHPB. Students admitted to PHPB pursue a holistic curriculum including prerequisite courses for applications to medical, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant or veterinary schools. Please see the website or email email@example.com for more details.
Notable programs we do not advise for:
The College of Nursing offers an accelerated course of study for students with a baccalaureate degree or higher in another field to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The Accelerated BSN program is offered at the Gainesville campus and also at the UF Health Jacksonville campus. For more information, see the website.
Nursing students at UF have excellent and challenging opportunities to explore nursing research and science, be professionally involved with student and professional governance and have access to clinical experiences with patients across the life and cultural span.