In the below sections you will find information about the required medical instruments for all UCF College of Medicine M.D. program students, as well as some information on textbooks and laptops.


Required Medical Instruments (The Doctor’s Bag and Suture Kits)

Doctor’s Bag

At the UCF College of Medicine, all students are required to have certain medical instruments for the curriculum. The below information includes the list of required items.

AMSA Doctor’s Bag Sale

For an easy optional alternative to purchasing items individually, AMSA coordinates a group buy at a rate of about $650 for a complete bag with all required and recommended tools reviewed and approved by the clinical skills faculty. Buying a doctor’s bag through this fundraiser is entirely voluntary, but if you are interested, information on this package please see the below flyer and order form.

Suture Kits

Suture kits are required for M1 students.  Effective 5/11/2021, suture kits will be provided for students by the college of medicine.

Laptops

The UCF College of Medicine provides each M.D. Program student with a laptop and a backpack that will be issues to them during orientation. This laptop is provided as part of the required technology fee that each student is assessed. The laptop will be pre-loaded with software necessary for the curriculum.

Students who have questions or concerns about their laptop or software should contact the UCF COM IT Help Desk at (407) 266-4357 or email them HealthIT@ucf.edu. The UCF COM IT Help Desk is located on the third floor.

Textbooks

Students are expected to acquire a set of required textbooks. It is recommended to retain textbooks from the previous years of medical school for use in future years. Additional textbooks may be added to the list at a later date.

For more information on textbook requirements please, visit https://med.ucf.edu/library/student-textbooks/.

For more information about the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, the resources they provide and for contact information, please visit their section of the website here.

Transportation & Parking

Vehicle Requirement

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, students are required to have a valid driver’s license and access to a car while enrolled.

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.