By Wendy Sarubbi | February 6, 2012 2:00 pm

UCF Knights basketball fans heard about the College of Medicine’s new clinical practice during a radio interview with Dean Deborah German during the January 28 game between UCF and Southern Miss.

Dr. German talked about UCF Health, which opened in November and serves patients 16 and up across Orlando. “At UCF Health, College of Medicine faculty members are treating patients, they’re taking care of people like you and me,” she said. “The experts who are training the next generation of doctors are taking their discoveries to the bedside of patients.”

Dr. German was interviewed by Marc Daniels, the “Voice of the Knights” for the UCF IMG Sports Network. Daniels is the play-by-play voice for football and men’s basketball and baseball games, and hosts the weekly George O’Leary and Donnie Jones radio shows. He also serves as the host of the weekly men’s basketball television program. The College of Medicine and UCF Health provide health tips on all of those shows.

In her interview, Dr. German highlighted the fact that UCF Health has a unique combination of primary care physicians and specialists in the same building. The practice includes primary care specialties such as internal medicine and family medicine as well as specialists in cardiology, geriatrics, infectious disease, sports medicine, rheumatology, nephrology, and neurology. Just blocks from the main UCF campus, UCF Health is a stop on the UCF shuttle so “people don’t have to lose their precious parking spaces” on campus to visit the doctor, Dr. German said.

The clinical practice is another step in the growth of the young College of Medicine, she explained. As Daniels talked about the college’s reputation for innovation, energy and activity, Dr. German responded, “Yes, we’re just tearing things up. Our students are thriving, our researchers are discovering and now our faculty members are taking care of patients.”


You can listen to the radio interview with Dr. German here:

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