Latest College of Medicine News

Med School Classic Raises $40,000 For Scholarships - 04/29/2016

Temperatures in the low 80’s and slightly overcast skies made perfect conditions for this year’s fourth annual Med School Classic golf tournament at Lake Nona Country Club April 25, which raised $40,00 for M.D. student scholarships. More than 100 golfers, including Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, participated in the tournament, where UCF cheerleaders and Dr. Deborah German,... Read More...

College of Medicine Announces New Emergency Medicine Residency, Seeks Applicants Now - 04/27/2016

The College of Medicine has a new Emergency Medicine residency program that will begin in July 2016 and is seeking immediate applicants. The medical school’s newest graduate medical education (GME) training program is in partnership with Osceola Regional Medical Center and is designed to bring more trained doctors to the Central Florida community. UCF is beginning... Read More...

M.D. Student David Cantu Honored By Medical Board - 04/22/2016

The Florida Board of Medicine recently honored UCF medical student David Cantu with its Chairman's Recognition Award for “exemplifying the professionalism, moral character, compassion, and intellect essential to the future leaders of the medical profession.” Cantu is an honor student who will graduate in May and then enter his residency in emergency medicine at Denver... Read More...

Drs. Cole, Self Named To UCF Scroll & Quill Society - 04/18/2016

College of Medicine faculty members Alexander Cole and William Self are 2016 inductees into UCF’s Scroll & Quill Society, which recognizes educators whose outstanding and sustained achievements have brought national and international attention to the university. Both are infectious disease researchers in the college’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. “We are very proud of these two outstanding... Read More...

UCF Health Celebrates One Year In Lake Nona - 04/18/2016

UCF Health is celebrating one year serving the Lake Nona community. This area has seen rapid growth over the past few years and is home to the UCF College of Medicine. UCF Health was among the first primary care providers in the area, filling a much needed role in the growing community. “We are proud to call... Read More...

Med Student Creates Another Winning Invention - 04/18/2016

  A UCF medical student has won a statewide innovation and entrepreneurship award for a computerized imaging process that could help doctors diagnose diseases of the eye earlier and more accurately. The technology is the second medical invention of Jae Kim, a Class of 2017 student who earned his Master’s degree in electric engineering at UCLA... Read More...

Nadine Dexter Is Librarian Of The Year - 04/12/2016

Nadine Dexter, director of the medical school’s Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, was named Librarian of the Year by the Florida Health Sciences Library Association. She received the award at the association’s annual meeting April 7-8 in at the University of South Florida. The award honors a librarian for dedication to the association, his or... Read More...

High Tech Teaching Draws Would-Be Students At “Second Look” - 04/11/2016

At one end of the classroom, Dr. David Harris, associate professor of physiology, demonstrated a computerized mannequin that mimics symptoms and shows vital signs on a nearby monitor. In another corner, prospective medical students crowded around an Anatomage table that allows them to digitally dissect a human body and see very muscle, nerve and organ... Read More...

Burnett Faculty, Undergrad Honored At Founders’ Day - 04/06/2016

Faculty members Annette Khaled and Mollie Jewett and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences senior Getasha Doobay were honored for their academic and research excellence at UCF’s annual Founders’ Day celebration April 6. Dr. Khaled, was one of six stellar professors recognized with a Reach for the Stars Award for having a national impact with her research.... Read More...

A Whirlwind Of Achievement - 04/04/2016

You’ll excuse graduating UCF medical student Christin Giordano if the last few months seem like a blur. She’s matched into a highly competitive residency at Vanderbilt, her top choice; she’s house hunting in Nashville; she was profiled as a young female leader for UCF’s Women’s History Month and on April 4 was selected for the... Read More...