Orientation week is held the last full week of July. Below please find information on M1 orientation for the UCF College of Medicine MD Program.

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


THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU START MEDICAL SCHOOL CHECK LIST

DURING THE SUMMER

  • Complete enrollment requirements, which includes immunizations, physical exam, and urine drug screen.  This information must be uploaded to Immunitrax.  Enrollment requirements are due by July 24, 2020.
  • If you are NOT purchasing the UCF-sponsored student health insurance plan, submit proof of health insurance.  Proof of health insurance needs to be submitted online (to Immunitrax) by July 24, 2020.
  • Submit your white coat size by clicking here by June 12, 2020.
  • Purchase your Disability Insurance online.
  • Order final transcripts with your degree posted to be sent via post to the COM Admission Office.  If you have multiple degrees we need an official transcript from each degree-granting institution.
  • If your parents or other family members would like to receive information on the MD Parent Council and other College of Medicine events, please complete this form.
  • Purchase necessary equipment for your Practice of Medicine module.  Information on required equipment can be found on the Doctor’s Bag page.

TO DO ONLINE 1-2 WEEKS BEFORE ORIENTATION

  • Obtain your KNIGHTS email address https://extranet.cst.ucf.edu/kmailselfsvc.
  • Register your vehicle online (parking permits are not generally available until mid-July for the next semester).  http://parking.ucf.edu/permits/student-permits/
  • Before orientation, there will be a need for the offices of Student Financial Services, Student Services, the Registrar, and Student Accounts to share information with you.  Much of this information can be relayed to you via the student portal, which is accessible at http://my.ucf.edu.  You will need to sign in to the student portal to ensure that requirements listed there have been met.

M1 ORIENTATION WEEK SCHEDULE

  • Students should be in residence in the Central Florida area before the start of orientation on July 27. The M1 year curriculum begins on August 3 with classes in Cellular Function and Medical Genetics, The Focused Individualized Research Experience, and Practice of Medicine -1 modules. Classes will begin fully online but will be transitioned into regular face to face instruction as conditions dictate and according to university physical distancing guidelines. Other activities such as advising groups, office hours, and studying within the medical education building will also be phased in as soon as safely possible. The M1 curriculum is unchanged with the exception that a requirement for clinical preceptorships in the Practice of Medicine-1 course has been deferred to the M2 year. Other clinical opportunities including telehealth visits are available in venues such as our student-run free clinics (e.g., the KNIGHTS clinic), and it is expected that clinical activities will be available for students as ungraded service learning activities later in the Fall/Winter terms. The FIRE research module continues as planned, starting with online interactions with faculty and research mentors. Look out for more information about orientation in the near future when we look forward to meeting you.
REQUIREMENTS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE END OF ORIENTATION WEEK

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

  • A Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification course will be provided to matriculating students.  Incoming students do not need to obtain BLS certification prior to August.  Once students complete their BLS course, proof of certification must be uploaded to Immunitrax.

UCF ID Card

  • Students will receive their UCF ID card during orientation. UCF College of Medicine M.D. students must have a UCF ID Card to access the library and other student services. For information about UCF ID cards please visit http://www.ucfcard.ucf.edu.

Parking Decals

  • In order to park on campus, an appropriate UCF parking permit must be obtained. Parking permits will not be available for online purchase until mid-July. Any orders processed online prior to July will result in a summer term-only decal, not intended for the College of Medicine. Annual decals are valid from August 1st through July 31st of each academic year.
  • For more information, please visit http://parking.ucf.edu.
  • Students will be expected to attend preceptorships in the community, as well as complete clinical or research assignments with local teaching partners; in order to travel to their sites, most students have found that it is necessary to have a personal vehicle.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Doctor’s Bags

M.D. students will be required to purchase specific medical instruments for their work in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center.  For more information, please visit the page on Doctor’s Bags.