Latest College of Medicine News

“Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants” At Holiday Concert - 11/25/2014

[brightcove id= 3909485321001 float=left]UCF College of Medicine students honored the physicians and researchers who have come before them during their third annual Holiday Showcase with performances inspired by the theme “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.” The November 21 event, organized by the medical school’s Arts In Medicine (AIM) organization featured music, dance and poetry and... Read More...

Medical Students “Teach-In” For Elementary School Children - 11/25/2014

First-year UCF medical student Christa Zino still remembers the nurse who spoke at her elementary school and made such a difference in the young girl’s life.  As a child attending Pinewood Elementary School in Apopka, Zino described herself as “a student going down the wrong path,” but the nurse inspired her and stayed in touch... Read More...

M.D. Student Receives National Recognition For Writing - 11/24/2014

UCF medical student Aryan Sarparast is the runner-up for this year’s Richard Selzer Prize for literary writing in medicine for his essay on “Imposter Syndrome” as a physician-in-training. He also received honorable mention for the award for “Dead on Arrival,” about witnessing the death of a 20-year-old man in the emergency ward where Sarparast was... Read More...

Jazz On A Green Draws 1,000-Plus - 11/17/2014

[brightcove id= 3895724385001 float=left]More than 1,000 music fans enjoyed a national singing star and a UCF big band on Saturday, November 15 for Jazz On A Green on the College of Medicine’s Tavistock Green. Proceeds from the event – which are still being tallied – will support M.D. scholarships and scholarships for the Lake Nona YMCA. Sisaundra... Read More...

Please Give This Holiday Season - 11/17/2014

The College of Medicine is collecting food and toys for several causes this holiday season and we hope you will participate. Collection drives end November 21.

  •  The student Arts in Medicine (AIM) group is collecting toy and food items to support the Children's Home Society of Florida. In addition to accepting donations the night of the... Read More...

Melanoma Walk Makes First Appearance In Medical City - 11/13/2014

Nearly 100 walkers and runners gathered on the front lawn of the UCF College of Medicine November 8 to help fight the fastest growing cancer in the country. Orlando’s first annual Miles for Melanoma 5K raised more than $14,000 for the Melanoma Research Foundation. Medical students in the Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) brought the inaugural walk... Read More...

Lunch And Learn Explores Technology’s Role In Inclusion - 11/13/2014

[brightcove id= 3882127226001 float=left]Technology plays a role in every aspect of our world, from the classroom to the boardroom and everywhere in between. At the sixth and final College of Medicine Diversity Lunch and Learn, guest speaker Ken Beller -- president of Nearbridge Inc., a workplace consulting firm -- explained that technology also plays a major... Read More...

Students Learn From Sports Medicine Surgeons, Athletes - 11/12/2014

UCF medical students joined a group on physicians, orthopedic residents and professional athletes for an in-depth session on sports injuries and treating athletes as a whole. The October 29 event at Christner’s Steakhouse in Winter Park was hosted by sports medicine physician and surgeon, Dr. Gideon Lewis. “It’s very rare that medical students and residents have... Read More...

Dr. James Norman Receives Medical School’s Alumni Professional Achievement Award - 11/12/2014

A Tampa surgeon who says his undergraduate education at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences inspired him to always ask “why?” is the College of Medicine’s 2014 Alumni Professional Achievement Award winner. Dr. James Norman (’82) was recognized at the UCF Alumni Association’s annual Black & Gold Gala. He is the senior surgeon at the Norman Parathyroid... Read More...

A Happy Halloween At Nemours - 11/03/2014

College of Medicine students are helping hospitalized children get a little bit of normal life – including a recent Trick or Treat Event that brought sweets and fun to youngsters being treated at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona. The student Pediatric Interest Group (called PIG for short) has been sponsoring monthly events at Nemours that... Read More...