Health Leaders Summer Academy
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine (COM) is delighted to offer the Health Leaders Summer Academy (HLSA). This program is a hands-on, educational summer experience for high school students that have a strong passion for pursuing a career in medicine. The goal of the HLSA is to support students from historically marginalized groups to plan their future educational goals in their areas of interest and connect with healthcare providers from diverse backgrounds and specialties. The program will present opportunities to learn about health-centered education tracks and programs at UCF, tour various university campuses and facilities, and engage in activities designed to increase interest and awareness in the health professional workforce.
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.
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 about medical school application credentials, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.