Latest College of Medicine News

UCF Health To Begin Mohs Surgery Center For Skin Cancer - 07/22/2016

UCF Health, the College of Medicine physician practice, is currently expanding its Medical City office in Lake Nona to include a new dermatology suite. The third floor of our current office location is under construction with expectations to be open October 2016. Included in the suite will be a Mohs surgery center. Mohs surgery is the most... Read More...

Knights Helping Knights – Med Students Coach Football Team On Healthy Eats - 07/22/2016

UCF Knights linebacker Shaquem Griffin says recent improvements to his diet have helped him cut 5 percent of his body fat. Fellow linebacker Mark Rucker saw similar results after cutting out fried foods. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin no longer feels lethargic after practice as he learned the importance of replacing electrolytes after a rigorous workout. UCF Football... Read More...

High Schoolers Play Heart Surgeons For A Day - 07/22/2016

“I’m glad I’m wearing gloves, because this does not feel good!” says Amanda Nieves, while trying to locate the pulmonary valve in the pig’s heart she is holding. Despite the initial squeamishness, Nieves cannot hide her excitement while completing her first dissection under the supervision of a College of Medicine M.D. students. “It’s a really good... Read More...

College of Medicine’s #KeepDancingOrlando - 07/15/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNSQdSNSV-Y College of Medicine faculty, staff, students and leaders participated in the #KeepDancingOrlando social media effort to support victims of the Pulse terrorist attack. See our great dance moves from physicians, nurses, administrators, researchers, librarians, residents, graduate and M.D. students – and even our dean, Dr. Deborah German. “We dance to show our love of this community, to... Read More...

In-Home Program Helps Med Students ‘Bridge The Gap’ With Geriatric Patients - 07/14/2016

Caring for the medical needs of older adults, age 65 and older, requires skills that can’t be fully taught in the classroom. According to Dr. Mariana Dangiolo, assistant professor at the UCF College of Medicine and geriatric and family medicine provider at UCF Health, there are certain things that can best be observed in the... Read More...

Residents Show Simple Changes Can Improve Quality Care  - 07/11/2016

It might be as simple as a reminder to put on a new gown or wash your hands but these small actions can make a big difference in avoiding and spreading bacteria and illnesses. In the recent second Annual Quality and Patient Safety Forum at the Orlando VA Medical Center, UCF Internal Medicine residents looked at various... Read More...

College of Medicine Students Host Free Asthma Screening August 6 - 07/11/2016

A student-led initiative, Asthma Awareness Inspires Relief (AAIR), is volunteering to help community members “take back their air.” Second-year UCF medical students Sven Eriksson, Morgan Beebe, Jessica Kris and Angela Sterling, along with fourth-year Rhea Ranjit from Florida State University’s College of Medicine  are organizing a free asthma screening August 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at... Read More...

New Laser Technology At UCF Health Zaps Skin Woes - 07/11/2016

UCF Health’s growing dermatology services now include laser treatment with the Cutera Excel V, offering a fast and advanced method to rid your skin of imperfections. People seeking healthier looking skin are often faced with the untenable options of invasive medical procedures associated with undesirable side effects or costly cosmetic creams and makeup that only... Read More...

She Dared To Love Science - 07/11/2016

At a young age, Diane Jacobs was made to feel different because she had an innate “intellectual curiosity” that made her want to learn how things worked and figure out ways to make them work better. “In high school we used to take interest tests and in those days there were certain things that were assigned... Read More...

Online Learning Module Earns Dr. Klapheke National Award - 07/11/2016

It’s like the Netflix of learning. Online learning videos are becoming a preferred choice for teaching as they give students the flexibility of learning wherever and whenever they want to, says Dr. Martin Klapheke, assistant dean for medical education and professor of psychiatry. This is why Dr. Klapheke and a team of faculty from other... Read More...