Latest College of Medicine News

Health Leaders Discover Career Possibilities - 07/27/2015

For nearly 60 Orange and Osceola County high school students who share the dream of working in medicine, the College of Medicine’s Health Leaders Summer Academy gave them opportunities to learn about the health field, practice some of its skills and discover what they need to do to achieve their dreams. The two-week camp that ended... Read More...

“Enhancing The Educational Experience” With Standardized Patients - 07/27/2015

The patient actors who train the future physicians at UCF College of Medicine don’t usually find themselves back in the classroom , but the latest Standardized Patient Education session called on them to learn as much as they teach. “We want to give them the tools to impart their patient experience to the students—how it felt... Read More...

Four M.D. Students Awarded For Heart Research - 07/17/2015

Four UCF medical students have received Health Sciences Fellowship Awards from the American Heart Association for their original research on cardiac disease. Their projects are part of the FIRE (Focused Inquiry and Research Experience) module, which requires all UCF M.D. students to do two years of scientific research to develop their spirit of inquiry. Class of... Read More...

Dr. Gideon Lewis, Med School Alumnus, Joins UCF Foundation Board Of Directors - 07/15/2015

Dr. Gideon Lewis, a Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences 2000 graduate, medical school faculty member and mentor was recently named to the UCF Foundation Board of Directors. The renowned physician, surgeon, educator and entrepreneur said the appointment is one of his proudest professional moments. “I have always strived to lead by example,” he said. “Serving on... Read More...

Science, Entrepreneurship At His Fingertips - 07/15/2015

In the middle of an operation, a brain surgeon needs to access the patient’s medical images or electronic health records. But touching a computer is out of the question because the surgeon’s gloves will be contaminated. The physician can ask a nurse to access the digital files, but that takes time – something the physician... Read More...

Meet The Residents: Second Class Of UCF Physician Trainees Arrive - 07/08/2015

The new class of 17 internal medicine residents at The UCF College of Medicine hail from as close as Orlando and as far as Pakistan. They arrived on the Lake Nona campus in late June for their residency orientation, meeting each other for the first time, and getting acquainted with their faculty and chief residents. “These... Read More...

Challenges For People With Disabilities Inspire Patented Shelf Design - 07/08/2015

A family member’s struggle with disabilities inspired the innovation of a better everyday item for College of Medicine Operations Director Barbara O’Hara, who recently received a U.S. patent for the “hanging corner shelf assembly” she designed. The free-standing corner shelf is in College of Medicine disability-accessible restrooms. And while people use it countless times to hold... Read More...

The Upshot On Vaccines - 06/29/2015

With back-to-school immunizations already underway, the question of vaccine safety was a key topic at June 17’s UCF Med Talk, a series of discussions that brings College of Medicine science to university alumni and friends at Orlando’s Downtown PourHouse. This session’s speaker was Dr. Griffith Parks, director of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and an... Read More...

We Need You To Help Train Our Med Students - 06/29/2015

Interested in helping train the next generation of healthcare providers? Have a flair for communication and acting? The UCF College of Medicine needs you. The college is seeking members of the public who are interested in becoming “standardized patients” (SPs) – people who are trained to portray various symptoms for students in the Clinical Skills and... Read More...

Are Physicians Prepared for ICD-10? - 06/29/2015

The October 1 deadline is fast approaching for the much-anticipated switch to ICD-10 coding for medical practices. According to a recent survey, only 11 percent of providers surveyed were highly confident their employees would be adequately trained for the new coding system that verifies diagnoses and determines how physicians are reimbursed, The UCF College of Medicine’s... Read More...