By Wendy Sarubbi | August 5, 2013 2:57 pm

The new school year brings more than 300 M.D. students back to the UCF College of Medicine’s campus at Medical City and that means a week of orientation activities.

The college’s 120 new first-year students will participate in multiple sessions this week on available services such as academic advising, study help and financial aid assistance. They will become familiar with the college’s state-of-the-art Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, where 98 percent of the “textbooks” are digital. And they will be the first class at the medical school to receive iPad minis as a way to study their digital curriculum. The Class of 2017 will also participate in informative sessions like “How to Thrive in Medical School” and “How to Save Face on Facebook.”

Second-year students will be participating in an orientation of their own, starting August 7 that will update them on testing procedures and new medical library technology. They will take a closer look at their options for medical careers for the future, and be re-introduced to student organizations on campus.

The week culminates with an All-College Celebration potluck luncheon on Friday August 9 at noon. Classes begin on Monday, August. 12.

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