Top 10 medical schools attended by Florida doctors
Florida medical schools are an attractive option for many med students given the warm climate and affordable in-state tuition rates. Florida also has the fourth-highest number of medical schools (10) of any state in the U.S., behind Texas, California, and New York.
According to the data, however, not all Florida doctors graduate from Florida med schools. We used the PhysicianView product from Definitive Healthcare to uncover which medical schools in the U.S. produced the highest share of physicians in Florida.
Top medical schools attended by physicians in FL
|Rank||Medical school||Location||Share of Florida doctors||Explore dataset|
|1||University Of Miami, L. M. Miller School of Medicine||Miami, FL||7.0%||Explore|
|2||University Of Florida College of Medicine||Gainesville, FL||6.8%||Explore|
|3||University Of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine||Tampa, FL||5.8%||Explore|
|4||Life Chiropractic University||Marietta, GA||1.9%||Explore|
|5||University Of Puerto Rico School of Medicine||San Juan, PR||1.5%||Explore|
|6||Palmer College Chiropractic - Davenport||Davenport, IA||1.5%||Explore|
|7||Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine||Philadelphia, PA||1.5%||Explore|
|8||Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie||Erie, PA||1.4%||Explore|
|9||Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine||Miami, FL||1.4%||Explore|
|10||New York Medical College||Valhalla, NY||1.2%||Explore|
Which medical schools in Florida did most physicians attend?
Unsurprisingly, four of the top ten medical schools on our list are in-state schools. The L.M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami has the highest percentage of doctors in Florida with a 7.0% share. The school has been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its medical research and has earned accolades for innovations in diabetes, precision medicine, cancer care, and more. Florida medical schools also occupy the second, third, and ninth positions.
Chiropractic and osteopathic medical schools also appear to be popular among Florida physicians, as each form of alternative medicine occupies two positions on our list. Life Chiropractic University and Palmer College Chiropractic have a 1.9% and 1.5% share of doctors respectively. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine have a 1.5% and 1.4% share of doctors.
Proximity to Florida appears to play a minor role in the list. Four of the top out-of-state medical schools are along the east coast, with Life Chiropractic University located nearby in Georgia. The outliers are Palmer College Chiropractic located in Iowa, and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, which is in Puerto Rico.
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