Five Burnett Students win Hispanic Heritage Scholarships

After Hurricane Maria ravaged her home country of Puerto Rico in 2017, Rocio Vazquez Beltran came to Florida in search of a better future and…

Population Health Sciences Adds 2 New Faculty

As the COVID-19 pandemic highlights health disparities and the need to better acknowledge the social determinants of health, the College of Medicine has added two…

Med Student Wins Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Students in STEM

Matthew Abrams has dedicated his UCF medical school career to the LGBTQ+ community and his efforts were recently honored with two awards: a national scholarship…

Hispanic Physicians Tell Students, “Embrace Your Origins”

As the Hispanic population in the U.S. continues to grow — surpassing 60 million in 2019 — a recent workforce survey showed less than 6%…

Med Student Earns Scholarship for Community Service Efforts

As a young girl, Lisvet Luceno saw firsthand the importance of community service as her family depended on free clinics for their healthcare. Now a…

Physician Staying In Osceola To Care For “The New Family I Love”

As a young physician, Mustafa Kinaan helped build UCF’s new residency and fellowship programs. After five years of training, he’s staying in Greater Orlando to…

UCF White Coats For Black Lives – “This Is What Love Directs Us To Do”

UCF medical students Lake Lindo and Joshua Salzman have known each other since kindergarten – they grew up together in Orlando, played YMCA basketball together….

An Inclusion Message from The Dean

As healthcare providers, our mission is to care for others. Life is precious to us. As our nation faces a pandemic and now racial violence,…

Pediatric Resident Reflects On First Year Of Training

Almost a year since beginning his pediatrics residency at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Dr. Gabriel Williams strides confidently through the hospital halls and is greeted warmly…

Faculty Honored for Excellence In Women’s History Month

Five College of Medicine faculty are among 31 women being honored by UCF Faculty Excellence during March for Women’s History Month. The women were nominated…

An Inclusive Approach To Public Health Research

What are the biggest healthcare problems facing Central Florida’s underserved communities and how do physicians, researchers and citizens work together to solve them? That was…