Happy Women’s History Month!

The month of March is set aside to commemorate and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role women play in American society. We invite you to celebrate Women’s History Month 2022 and honor the extraordinary women at UCF and the College of Medicine.


Join Dr. Andrea Guzman, UCF Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, for a conversation on gender diversity and how UCF is working to improve gender bias in pay, examine gender parity and diversity in leadership roles, support a family and work life balance, and other issues surrounding gender diversity and inclusion.

Register at https://ucfmed.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsf–hpzkvE91s7FGX0BwAHI5iH3bNqxEg.


The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) student organizations at the UCF College of Medicine invites you to attend this panel discussion with inspirational women physicians who will share their perspectives and experiences working in medicine and offer advice for pre-clerkship, mentorship, and other avenues of support.

Meet the panelists:

Dr. Olga Karasik is an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program with UCF/HCA Healthcare GME in Greater Orlando. She completed her medical school in Israel and Internal Medicine residency training in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Karasik is a passionate educator focusing on learners’ personal growth in addition to their professional development. She emphasizes, kindness and joy, bringing people together in the common goal of being good humans.
Dr. Jomaris Centeno-Girona is a PGY2 at the UCF HCA Internal Medicine Residency. She completed medical school at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine and earned her BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Puerto Rico. She is co-leader of Women in Medicine Interest Group and is excited to connect with our medical students to share her experiences of being a Latina in medicine.
Dr. Julie Wei is an accomplished Pediatric Otolaryngologist who served as Division Chief of Otolaryngology/Audiology at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando from June 2013-February 2022. She obtained her medical degree from New York Medical College, followed by ENT residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. Dr. Wei has dedicated her career to expanding patient access to more inclusive and high-quality care, increasing health and nutrition literacy, and transforming how we approach wellbeing and mental health. Beyond her extensive involvement in research and community outreach, Dr. Wei served as the President of Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) at KU Medical center and holds numerous leadership positions in the field of pediatric otolaryngology.

Register at https://ucfmed.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrduqprT4iHdPMmvuxtAQmA1_oNJt-uqVi.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22 – 12pm-1pm

Celebrate the women of the College of Medicine who have made meaningful contributions in our community through personal, volunteer, and professional avenues!

Help honor your female colleagues by sharing their accomplishments with the COM community. Please submit your honorees by Wednesday, March 16 by visiting https://forms.office.com/r/cbr2kgMbsc.

Then, challenge our COM community in a game of trivia on Tuesday, March 22 that will highlight these outstanding women at the College of Medicine (there will be a prize for 1st place!).

Register at https://ucfmed.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYufuiuqTsoGdMR3PAhSViAQGpMSxyFiTAR.