Latest College of Medicine News

Science Behind Wine And Olive Oil Draws Downtown Crowd - 05/18/2015

What kind of wine should you drink and how much should you consume to reap the health benefits? That’s just one of the questions Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy, the College of Medicine’s associate dean for research, addressed at a new MedTalk series in downtown Orlando May 13. “Behind every one of our common lifestyle choices, there’s a... Read More...

Standardized Patients Honored As “Key Piece” Of Medical Education - 05/18/2015

The College of Medicine took a day to honor its most unique teachers— actors whose lessons to students aren't given in books or lectures, but with experience and heart. The school’s 70 “Standardized Patients,” who play roles of the sick, injured and their families in the medical school’s Clinical Simulation and Training Center, attended a... Read More...

Burnett Students Sweep Forum Competition - 05/18/2015

Ph.D. student Swaran Nandini sees scientific research as her way “to give back to my community,” just as her parents give back as M.D.s. That spirit, and her work in identifying the tiny molecular changes that can cause patients as young as 2 to lose control of their lower limbs earned her recent honors at... Read More...

Family Practice, Integrative Medicine Physician Christopher Smith Joins UCF Health - 05/18/2015

Christopher Smith, M.D., has joined UCF Health, the College of Medicine physician practice, to provide primary care and integrative medicine services, including scientifically-based therapies like nutritional supplements to acupuncture. “Integrative medicine, which combines certain alternative therapies with conventional Western medicine, has been a growing interest among physicians and laypeople researching healthcare options for many years,” Dr.... Read More...

Commencement 2015: 78 New Physicians Committed To Service - 05/15/2015

[brightcove id=4239316684001 float=left]The College of Medicine graduated 78 new Physician Knights Friday, the third class of UCF-trained doctors in the college’s young history. The new physicians are artists, scientists, athletes and solders. One trained to be a professional figure skater before entering medical school; two are brothers a year apart who waited a year so they... Read More...

Burnett Students Honored At Research Symposium - 05/14/2015

Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences students and faculty closed out the 2014-15 school year with a day of creative discussion and scientific learning at the 10th annual Graduate Research Symposium May 7. Sixteen Masters and Ph. D. students presented their research – on topics ranging from tuberculosis to cancer -- to the event’s largest crowd... Read More...

Class Day 2015 Honors Excellence - 05/14/2015

The College of Medicine honored its graduating seniors and a faculty member who best embodies the ideals of Hippocrates during the Class Day 2015 celebration May 13. “Tonight we’re gathered one last time before commencement to celebrate the medical school journey we have made together as faculty and students,” Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical... Read More...

Volunteering Helps Shape Future Doctors - 05/13/2015

Caring for uninsured patients at a student-run free clinic has allowed UCF medical students to see the impact of personalized care and re-ignited their passion for community service, students told donors and supporters at a Dean’s Society event May 6. The students are all leaders of the KNIGHTS Clinic, sponsored by The Diebel Legacy Fund at... Read More...

Preventing Physician Burnout With Mindfulness - 05/06/2015

Physicians can avoid burnout and better communicate with patients if they use mindfulness – a technique of focusing intently and without judgment on the present rather than making knee-jerk reactions, College of Medicine faculty and students learned during a May 4 workshop. The program, hosted by the college’s Family Medicine Student Interest Group and sponsored... Read More...

Conference Highlights Female Adolescent Health - 05/04/2015

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologists met in Orlando April 16-18 to explore better ways to treat the physical and societal health challenges of young girls. Attendees and presenters at the 29th annual North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) Clinical & Research Meeting discussed a variety of topics, including the role of physicians in... Read More...