Medical school is a transformative experience

It is an exciting and challenging journey. At Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, your journey is enhanced by diversity, research, innovation, and community outreach. Our unique, internationally recognized curriculum emphasizes how social factors impact health and disease and how research fuels the ability to improve patient outcomes. Are you ready to start your journey with us?

Learn about the College of Medicine

  • 100%Class of 2023 Match Rate
  • #2Most Diverse Medical School Nationwide, U.S. News & World Report, 2023
  • #36Most Graduates Practicing in Medically Underserved Areas, U.S. News & World Report, 2023


We offer a Doctor of Medicine degree, a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, and an International Visiting Medical Student Program.


Current Student Resources

  • Research

    We discovered a new broad-based antibiotic and potential new treatments for osteoporosis and vascular calcifications

  • Community

    Our student teams have made 14,000+ household visits to more than 3,500 underserved patients


Our firm commitment to research has been validated by the latest Blue Ridge Rankings (FY 2022) of federal research funding.
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research now ranks the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine #107 in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). That's up 16 spots in one year, the most significant jump of any U.S. medical school!
From 2021-22, the medical school nearly doubled NIH funding from $5.4M to $9.99M, the second-highest percentage increase in funding (46%) nationwide. Among public medical schools, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine now ranks 68 in NIH funding.

Pathway to Medical School

Students that meet certain conditions after completing the Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences are guaranteed admission or an interview for the MD degree program HWCOM.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff are a critical resource to our college. We are committed to supporting our employees' excellence, resilience, and vitality throughout their years of service and engagement.


Faculty and Staff Resources