Medical Mentorship Navigation Program

Through learning modules and mentorship, the Medical Mentorship Navigation Program (MMNP) provides participants with a deep understanding and preparedness of the activities and requirements needed to be a successful candidate for the M.D. program at the UCF College of Medicine and other medical institutions. The MMNP connects underrepresented students who have a strong academic record and a passion for medicine with faculty members and community physicians for insightful discussion and experiences. We believe that mentor relationships, when paired with facilitated learning sessions, will help qualified students better prepare themselves according to medical school admissions requirements and inspire them to pursue a career in medicine or another health-related profession. 

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Virtual Open House

The UCF College of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites you to attend an upcoming Virtual Open House to learn more about how to pursue a healthcare career with a focus on health equity and ending health disparities. During the Open House, participants will meet the UCF College of Medicine Community, learn how to get into and fund medical school, and connect with mentors in medicine to help you along your application journey.

Prospective Student Resource Program

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion welcomes and invites prospective medical students of diverse populations, at any stage in their academic or professional career, to connect with us! Meet with Dr. MacIntosh, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to learn about diversity at the UCF College of Medicine and garner guidance and feedback on your CV for your medical school applications. After meeting with Dr. MacIntosh, students have the opportunity to engage with COM Student Diversity Liaisons for candid conversation, insight, and perspective from current UCF medical students. Please email for more information.

Health Leaders Summer Academy

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at the UCF College of Medicine is delighted to offer the Health Leaders Summer Academy (HLSA). The program is a hands-on, educational summer experience for high school students that have a strong passion for pursuing a career in medicine. Ideal candidates are students that have completed their sophomore year in high school and one year of Biology. The program will present the opportunity to gain exposure to diverse health professionals and UCF faculty, staff, and medical students in a series of experiences and activities designed to increase interest and awareness in the health professional workforce.

Learn More About the Health Leaders Summer Academy

The 2022 Health Leaders Summer Academy will take place the week of July 18-22. All students interested in applying to the 2022 HLSA should complete the interest form linked below. In spring 2022, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will follow up with more details and the program application. 

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*Please note this interest form is not the program application and does not guarantee acceptance into the program. In-person vs virtual programming will be determined based on COVID-19 safety protocols TBD in the new year.

Medical Enrichment for Diverse Students (MEDS)

Current COM medical students are working with ELEVATE Orlando to provide key resources and insight into the path towards medical school. The medical students will host virtual and in-person sessions with high school students to share firsthand knowledge about undergraduate education, the medical school admissions process, available resources, and medical education experiences. The sessions will feature guest speakers, including community physicians from underrepresented backgrounds, mentorship opportunities with medical students and practicing physicians, hands-on medical education, and tours of various UCF College of Medicine facilities and learning spaces.

Healthy Lifestyle Initiative for High School Students

The UCF Healthy Lifestyle Initiative (HLI) is a medical student-driven initiative designed to teach students at Evans High School about Lifestyle Medicine. The program aims to educate youth on the importance of nutrition, physical activity, substance use, stress management, sleep management, and social connectedness to lead a healthier lifestyle and improve future health outcomes.