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Medical Graduates Praise Strong Faculty Support - 05/27/2016

Each graduate had a different story - of challenges they faced, sleepless nights, or times they felt like giving up. But a shared sentiment among the Class of 2016 was gratitude for the overwhelming support they received from the faculty during their four-year journey. “Everybody really cares about us,” said Dr. Allison Gopaul, who begins her... Read More...

2016 Diversity Champions Named - 05/27/2016

Two M.D. students talked about how a session on generational differences helped them communicate better with patients during their rotations. A staff member discussed how to move past “us vs. them” thinking. The presentations were part of this year’s College of Medicine Council for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) Diversity Champions program, designed to help faculty,... Read More...

“A Village” Celebrates New Doctors - 05/20/2016

Because it takes a village to create a physician, Class of 2016 students invited to Friday’s graduation two special “mothers” who saw them through early mornings, lonely nights and days when their self-confidence and brain power were gone: College of Medicine housekeepers Betty Gonzalez (left) and Flor Ramos. As the new M.D.s celebrated post-commencement, Ramos and... Read More...

He Taught Graduates How To Be Doctors - 05/20/2016

“SP Dave” came to Friday’s College of Medicine graduation for one simple reason: “These students, now doctors, are like family to me. I’ve watched them grow up.” Dave Shaheen is a Standardized Patient (SP) at the med school’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, an “actor” who pretends to be a patient and helps M.D. students learn... Read More...

UCF Graduates 94 New Physician Knights - 05/20/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wUVlff1xGU   They cared for veterans, and underserved patients from Orlando to the Dominican Republic. One donated a piano to Nemours Children’s Hospital to give sick children and their families the healing aspects of music. Another housed 15 children in crisis – while attending medical school. These 94 UCF medical students – including five military officers –... Read More...

Kelsey’s Kids – UCF Med Student Juggles Crisis Care With Medical Training - 05/19/2016

The 5-year-old was so terrified he was trembling, refusing to cross the threshold into the house. Twenty minutes later, he was rough housing with a 5-foot stuffed snake in the living room. A 15-year-old arrived silent and sullen until his host “Mom” baked him vegetarian lasagna, traded stats about March Madness brackets and showed him... Read More...

Class Day 2016 Celebrates Med School Journey - 05/19/2016

Amid cheers, chants and high-fives with the UCF mascot Knightro, College of Medicine seniors gathered for the last time before graduation May 18 to celebrate their med school journey and receive awards for academic excellence. “You led by example and brought to life our new medical school,” Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical... Read More...

Med Students Prep For Hospital Rounds With Simulated Training - 05/16/2016

Going from the classroom to the hospital can be nerve wracking for rising third- year medical students entering their clerkships. And with a recent report stating that one-in- three hospital deaths can be attributed to medical errors, the importance of proper training and patient safety are critical. So, to better prepare students for the transition... Read More...

KNIGHTS Event Honors Service To Others - 05/13/2016

Johanna Soto came to the College of Medicine May 11 to say thank you – for the healthcare she can’t afford because she doesn’t have insurance and for the “respect, professionalism and attentiveness you provide to me. It is a blessing.” Soto spoke at the 2016 recognition banquet for the free KNIGHTS (Keeping Neighbors In... Read More...

Scientific Diversity Highlights Graduate Research Symposium - 05/12/2016

A dozen graduate student scientists presented their research addressing health conditions from tuberculosis to heart disease May 5 at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences 11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. The event’s goal – provide opportunities for young researchers to present their findings, tell the story of their scientific passion and learn what colleagues are doing... Read More...