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About the Miller School of Medicine

The University of Miami School of Medicine, founded in 1952, was Florida’s first medical school. The Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine now includes 21 clinical departments, 6 basic science departments, 45 centers and institutes, and 23 administrative groups, with more than 1,400 faculty members. South Florida’s cultural diversity makes it a medical training ground of unmatched opportunity.

The Miller School continues to move up in the national rankings of research medical schools, climbing to No. 44 in the 2017 edition of Best Graduate Schools published by U.S. News & World Report — a gain of 12 positions in the past 10 years. The Miller School also rose to No. 39 of 139 schools ranked by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research based on research grants received from the National Institutes of Health during the 2016 federal fiscal year.

The Miller School’s educational mission is growing along with the accelerated expansion of the University of Miami Health System. The school’s groundbreaking M.D./M.P.H. program is one of several dual-degree offerings; students can also combine an M.D. with a Ph.D., an M.B.A., a J.D., or an M.S. in genomic medicine.

 

About the University of Miami Health System

The University of Miami Health System delivers leading-edge patient care by the region’s best doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. As South Florida’s only university-based health care system, UHealth is a vital component of the community.

Within the UHealth system, patients can participate in clinical trials and benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the laboratory to the bedside. The health system’s comprehensive network includes University of Miami Hospital and nearly two dozen outpatient facilities, including The Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables.

UHealth is made up of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only state-designated Cancer Center of Excellence in South Florida; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s No. 1 eye hospital 15 times; the University of Miami Health System Sports Medicine Institute and dozens of other clinical specialties. Together with our affiliates Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Miami VA, UHealth stands ready to provide life-saving care to our region and beyond.