The College of Medicine at the University of Florida, the largest of six colleges of Health Sciences of the University, opened its doors in 1956. The College of Medicine strives to improve health care in Florida, our nation, and the world through excellence and consistently superior leadership in education, clinical care, discovery, and service
The University of Veracruz is a public university with a total enrollment of almost 80,000 mostly undergraduate students. The College of Medicine, like the rest of the university, is highly respected throughout Mexico and hosts students from throughout Latin America. Residents from the University of Florida can rotate as observers among the various specialties at the various public hospitals in Veracruz. Spanish proficiency is required.
In order to promote a diverse global perspective among medical residents, the University of Florida and the University of Veracruz have developed an exchange program for medical residents. This exchange seeks to offer residents the opportunity to learn first-hand about a health system in a different country while promoting the acquiring of new knowledge and skills.