Latest College of Medicine News

College Of Medicine Earns Prestigious Grant For Professional Assessment Using A Mobile App - 08/29/2014

A UCF mobile app that will be used to assess the professionalism of medical students and residents has received a prestigious grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation’s Institute on Medicine as a Profession, a national organization that works to improve healthcare and medical professionalism in the United States. The Foundation describes itself as the only... Read More...

Trimming The Fat: A Conversation On Healthy Cooking Oils - 08/26/2014

With so many oils on the market, it’s hard for consumers to know which is best in terms of heart health and nutritional value. The College of Medicine’s internationally known cardiovascular scientist presented his top choices on August 19 at the college’s first Science and Wellness Series. Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy, interim associate dean for research's... Read More...

Student Wins National Child Psychiatry Grant - 08/25/2014

One in five children will be diagnosed with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. And that fact inspired College of Medicine student Heather McKently to seek and win an American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Life Members Mentorship Grant. McKently, who will graduate in May 2015, is one of... Read More...

“Who We Are” Campaign Celebrates Diversity, Inclusion - 08/25/2014

In an effort to celebrate the College of Medicine’s diverse and inclusionary values, the medical school has begun a “Who We Are” campaign highlighting faculty, staff and students. “Who We Are” posters went up the first week of school and highlight participants cultural and demographic backgrounds, what they value about diversity and inclusion and how... Read More...

The Voice’s Sisaundra Lewis Headlines “Jazz On A Green” At COM Nov. 15 - 08/25/2014

Sisaundra Lewis, who became a fan favorite with her powerhouse voice during Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice, will headline “Jazz On A Green” November 15 on the Tavistock Green at the UCF College of Medicine. The outdoor concert, presented by CFE Federal Credit Union, will raise scholarship funds for UCF medical students and the Lake... Read More...

Med School Does ALS Ice Bucket “WAVE” - 08/22/2014

[brightcove id= 3744533905001 float=left] More than 100 UCF College of Medicine students, faculty and staff members did a giant Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS “WAVE” on the Tavistock Green Friday, led by Dr. Deborah German, founding dean of the 6-year-old medical school. Before dousing herself with ice water, Dr. German challenged every medical school dean in America... Read More...

We’ve Been Challenged - 08/21/2014

[brightcove id= 3742793353001 float=left] On Thursday night, August 21, the College of Medicine’s new Internal Medicine residents doused themselves with ice water on the Tavistock Green and issued an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Dean Deborah German, Internal Medicine Chair Dr. Edward Ross and the entire UCF medical school. This is the first year of UCF’s residency... Read More...

Burnett School Welcomes 37 New Grad Students - 08/15/2014

The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences welcomed 37 new graduate students this week who are starting masters and Ph.D. programs -- from as far away as India as well as students who studied at UCF as undergraduates. Ph.D. candidate Levi Adams, originally from Maine, received a Research Excellence Fellowship at the Burnett school after attending the... Read More...

Welcome Event For New Burnett Grad Students, New Director Dr. Griffith Parks - 08/11/2014

New Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences graduate students will kick off the school year Thursday, August 14 with an official welcome and meet-and-greets with faculty and new Burnett school Director Dr. Griffith Parks. Dr. Parks, who joins the UCF College of Medicine from Wake Forest University, was formerly chair of that university’s Department of Microbiology and... Read More...

Teams Build Skills, Trust and Camaraderie On Medical Mission Trip - 08/11/2014

After seeing nearly 600 patients and setting up clinics in four rural sites in the Dominican Republic, 30 medical, nursing, pharmacy and engineering student returned to the U.S. with a renewed sense of service and a deeper understanding of the globe’s healthcare needs. “I can’t stop talking about it,” said second-year medical student Denise Feradov, who... Read More...