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 UCF College of Medicine and other medical institutions. The MMNP pairs faculty members and community physicians with underrepresented students from the UCF Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences who have a strong academic record and a passion for medicine. We believe that this formal mentor relationship, 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.  

Please check back soon for Fall 2021 registration.



Office of DEI Virtual Open Houses

The UCF College of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites you to attend an upcoming Virtual Open House.


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 ucfcomdiversity@ucf.edu 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 Orange, Osceola, and Seminole 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 2021 Virtual Health Leaders Summer Academy has concluded. Please check back in Spring 2022 for information on next year’s program.


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 Jones High School and 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.