Class of 2024, Welcome!

Our Class of 2024 orientation will be here before you know it!


The Office of Student Affairs has many functions. It ensures that students are properly registered for all basic science courses and clinical clerkships and electives. It maintains the academic records of all students and serves as a reference source for inquiries from future employers and licensing agencies. Staff members plan many of the major student activities such as orientation programs for all classes, Family and Friends Day for First Year Students, Match Day, the Honors Convocation, the White Coat Ceremony, and Commencement. Perhaps the most important function of the office is assisting students in negotiating the residency and match application process and in deciding upon their future area of specialization. All members of the Office of Student Affairs are firmly committed to ensuring that students feel like valued members of an extended family. Our office exists precisely to be of service to you, and we welcome every opportunity to assist you in your career progression and professional development.

Patrick Duff, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


The Office of Student Affairs and Registration acts as a branch of the University’s Office of the Registrar. This office assists students with any requests they might make to the Office of the University Registrar or the Office of Student Services located on the main campus.

Services include student registration, drop/add, verification of enrollment, completion of loan deferment forms, good student driver forms, change of address forms, requests for official transcripts, degree applications, and health insurance forms. When in doubt where to submit a request of any kind, check with the Office of Student Affairs and Registration first. We may be able to save you a trip “up the hill” to the main campus.

The Office of Student Affairs and Registration strives to create a comfort zone for students. The staff is pleased to aid and support students whenever possible. There is a computer and telephone/fax located in the office for student use, chairs and desk for writing or reading that quick note, and brochures of interest. We are also pleased to announce the return of the ever-popular candy dish to provide that little comfort treat!

Jerell Blackburn

Student Affairs Office Manager

Welcome Jerell Blackburn!

Prior to joining the College of Medicine, Jerell spent 2+ years with the College of Dentistry developing and maintaining programs and collaborative relations with students, faculty and staff. Jerell’s energy is infectious! He beams with positivity and excitement for the job, and will go out of his way to introduce himself to new people – so don’t be surprised if he stops you in the hallway.


The four years of medical education are divided into preclinical course work (two years) and clinical clerkships and electives (two years)..


STUDENT HONORS AND AWARDS PRESENTED AT GRADUATION At the time of the annual commencement ceremony, several major honors and awards are presented to graduating students.

Graduation 2019

Match Day

The medical residency match: a rite of passage to become a doctor in America. Thousands of medical students across the country enter their hopes and statistics into an algorithm that suddenly one afternoon in March simultaneously determines where each will first practice as doctors.

Balloon 2019

Medical Student Performance Evaluation

The [MSPE] is prepared for all senior students by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The document is a key part of the residency application packet.


Office Staff

Get to know our office staff.

Orientation for 1st YR Students

Our Class of 2024 orientation will be here before you know it! We hope the following information will be helpful to you and alleviate some of your apprehension as to the where, when, and what is expected of you those first few days.

Class of 2024 orientation

Policies, Procedures, and Resources

And other helpful links


The Office of Student Affairs and Registration provides a variety of academic support services to assist students in achieving academic success throughout their medical education.

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Social Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Feb 20

  2. Mar 19

  3. Apr 24

  4. Apr 25

  5. May 15

COM Student News

Students deliver diverse, inclusive children’s books to local pediatrics clinics

The titles focus on themes like self-love, the value of family and culture, positivity and diversity

One year

As 2020 draws to a close, UF medical and PA students reflect on lessons learned, impacts made

Giving thanks

Four UF medical students share how they practice gratitude along the path to becoming physicians

Nurturing the art of medicine

Medical students from the classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023 participated in a pop-up art show in July

Disclaimer: The images on this page were taken prior to the national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing.