Latest College of Medicine News

Meet Our New Grad Students - 08/23/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5OdvtHfxV8&feature=youtu.be Kelvin Chaplin thought about applying his scientific mind to solving crimes – until he met a cancer patient whose disease had spread from his lungs to his brain. “I saw his suffering,” said the incoming Ph.D. candidate at the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. “Every day I thank God for my health.... Read More...

UCF Technology For Killing Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells Discovered, Licensed - 08/22/2016

A UCF College of Medicine cancer researcher has discovered a way to kill spreading breast cancer cells and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that will accelerate the therapy’s path to clinical trials. Metastatic cancer cells that spread from the original tumor to the brain, lungs and bones are the leading cause of death... Read More...

Mini Therapy Horse Delights Med School - 08/22/2016

Penny isn't just a pony – the 9-year-old chestnut is the smallest therapist at the College of Medicine’s equine therapy program, where the miniature horse helps children and young adults with special physical and emotional needs. Penny was a special guest at the College of Medicine’s recent Orientation Fair, helping to introduce the Medicine & Horsemanship Club... Read More...

Research Faculty Member Presents To International Audience On Medical Simulation - 08/22/2016

Medical simulations and new educational technology can help medical students and residents gain the specific skills they need to become qualified physicians, a College of Medicine research director and faculty member told participants at an international conference recently. Dr. Anya Andrews’ presentation, “Maximizing the Learning Value of Medical Simulations through Evidence-based Instructional Design,” discussed how digital... Read More...

Health Leaders Camp Inspires Teens To Follow Their Dreams - 08/22/2016

Elise Pettitt has always dreamed of a career in medicine and for a long while it was just a dream. But after participating in a two-week camp at the UCF College of Medicine, the Harmony High School student has a different outlook. “This camp has taught me about what to do to prepare for college,” Pettitt... Read More...

UCF Health’s New Sheriff’s Center Opens - 08/19/2016

A new health center for Osceola County Sheriff's Office members and their families is open, with officials saying they hope the on-site care will help first responders and their families get and stay healthier. Care is provided through a partnership between UCF Health, the UCF College of Medicine’s physician practice, and My Health Onsite, which specializes in... Read More...

Burnett School Nearly Doubles Graduate Enrollment - 08/16/2016

The College of Medicine welcomes 68 new graduate students in the biomedical sciences this week – almost twice the number a year ago -- including 17 master's candidates enrolled in a new neuroscience program and the college’s first M.D./Ph.D. candidate. The new students at the college’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences include 18 Ph.D. candidates and... Read More...

Asthma Screenings Help Children, Adults - 08/08/2016

Tax-free shoppers received medical advice on their breathing difficulties and learned if they are at risk for asthma, thanks to a “Take Back Your Air” screening August 6 organized by med students and faculty. UCF M.D. students from all four classes – including first-years who hadn’t even started class yet – volunteered to screen adults and... Read More...

UCF Looks For Partner To Build University-Based Teaching Hospital - 08/02/2016

Ten years ago, the UCF College of Medicine was created to train new doctors, advance medical research and improve the health and economic well-being of Central Florida. Today, the next phase of that mission begins to takes shape. UCF is seeking a partner to build a university-based teaching hospital in the heart of Lake Nona’s Medical City.... Read More...

Med School Welcomes Class Of 2020 - 08/01/2016

https://youtu.be/7NGLTsBadOU A year ago as a UCF undergraduate volunteer, Aaron Pollock helped carry the giant “Good Doctor” blackboard filled with words like courage, compassion and integrity. On August 1, he helped write it. Pollock was one of 120 first-year College of Medicine students who were honored as colleagues in healthcare at the traditional White Coat Ceremony (watch... Read More...