Student Services organizes events that benefit M.D. students, including new student orientation, White Coat Ceremony, Match Day and Commencement. Student Services also deals with enrollment requirements such as immunizations and health insurance. In collaboration with the Associate and Assistant Dean for Students, Student Service also provides academic and career guidance through COM’s very own COMPASS program. For more information, please contact the Director of Student Services and Service Learning or her support staff.

Student Services Staff Directory/Contact Information

Soraya Smith, M.B.A.
Director, Student Services and Service Learning
6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Suite 115
Orlando, FL 32827
Phone: 407.266.1355

Casey Smith
Assistant Director, Student Services
6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Suite 115
Orlando, FL 32827
Phone: 407.266.1357

Karen Peterson
Student Credentialing Liaison
6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Suite 109
Orlando, FL 32827
Phone: 407.266.1375

Bianca Anderson
Coordinator, Student Services
6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Suite 109
Orlando, FL 32827
Phone: 407.266.1376

Enrollment Requirements

Listed here is everything you need for enrollment requirements. For more detailed information please visit the Enrollment Requirements page.

Extracurricular Clinical & Research Activities

Extracurricular Clinical Activity Forms and Extracurricular Research Activity Forms are required for any clinical or research activities that take place outside of the curriculum, such as shadowing, health fairs, or research that is NOT FIRE.  Forms must be submitted and approved PRIOR to the activity occurring.  Forms will not be approved retroactively.

Extracurricular Clinical Activity Form

This form is used for anything with a clinical component (such as volunteering at a free clinic).  In order for the student to be covered by liability insurance, the signature or approval of a UCF College of Medicine faculty member (core/adjunct/volunteer) must accompany the form.  If it is an international clinical activity, the approval of Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan must be obtained PRIOR to submitting the form to the Office of Student Affairs.

Extracurricular Research Form

This form is used for research OTHER THAN FIRE.  This does not apply to literature reviews.  If the student is just submitting or finishing up a manuscript or other publication from research at a previous institution, a copy of the IRB approval letter must accompany this form.

For any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Credentialing Information & Helpful Links


WebCourses Student Lounge

Student Organizations & Student Council

UCF College of Medicine has 50+ M.D. Program specific student organizations & an independent M.D. Student Council and Curriculum Committees. UCF COM students may reserve event/meeting spaces and learn more about all of COM’s active student organizations on the Student Organizations & Student Events page.



White Coat 2020 Information

The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2024 will be rescheduled to a later date once it is safe to do so due to COVID 19.

Orientation 2020 Information

M1 Orientation

Below please find information on M1 orientation for the UCF College of Medicine MD Program.  The first link provides information on enrollment requirements (due by TBA), orientation and the White Coat Ceremony.  The second link is a condensed checklist students can refer to to ensure they have met all requirements before beginning medical school.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (407) 266-1353 or

M2 Orientation

Please click here to see the M2 2020 Orientation Schedule


Match Day 2021 Information

Match Day 2021 is March 19th, 2021.

More information to come.



Commencement 2021 Information

Commencement for the Class of 2021 will be held on May 21st, 2021 from 10am-1pm at The Venue at the Addition Financial Arena.* This is pending any COVID-19 related restrictions.

For event information, FAQs and live streaming information please click here


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