Welcome to the Student Organizations page.

Everything you need to know about starting a new organization, holding an event, or requesting funding for your groups will be found below.

A number of student organizations have been formed by M.D. students and it is anticipated that more may be created as the new healthcare issues, initiatives and student needs develop. UCF College of Medicine M.D. students currently have 50 active student organizations. M.D. Student Council is also considered a student organization.

The Office of Student Affairs assists students with all aspects of student council and student organizations for the M.D. program. For any inquiries or more information beyond what is listed on this page please contact Casey Smith at casey.smith@ucf.edu.

 

Student Organizations

Looking to join a group? Want to see what the 49 active student organizations are all about? Would you like to contact an organization for a speaking opportunity/event? Click here for the 2018-2019 Student Organization listing & group contact information.

Any new student organization seeking affiliation with UCF College of Medicine will be able to submit the New Student Organization Approval Form along with a draft of the proposed constitution.

Student Council & Curricular Committees

The purpose of the College of Medicine M.D. Program Student Council is to provide effective student leadership for the classes and organizations of the College of Medicine M.D. Program, serve as a liaison between students and administration, promote effective and well-rounded medical education, and represent the College of Medicine M.D. Program. More information is provided during new student orientation.

Click here for an overview description of each M.D. Student Council and the Committee Representative positions.

Click here for the most current listing of the UCF College of Medicine Student Council & Committee Representatives.

Forming an Organization

The M.D. Student Council, working with the Office of Student Affairs, has completed the process for approving medical student organizations within the College of Medicine.

Any organization seeking affiliation with UCF College of Medicine will need to submit the New Student Organization Approval Form and draft of the proposed constitution.

With majority approval from the members of Student Council and Office of Student Affairs, organizations will be granted a status as a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) of the UCF College of Medicine and will also become eligible to receive funding from UCF COM Student Council funds (note: this is different than becoming a Registered Student Organization through the main campus Office of Student Involvement).

Submission of the New Organization Approval Form must be accompanied by a draft of the constitution for the proposed organization. New organization proposals that are too similar in mission or goals to a current active group will often be denied. Please check the most current organization directory (listed the Student Organization heading on this page) prior to completing the new organization approval form.

If you have an idea for a group similar to one that is currently active, you may inquire with the group on joining and creating a subsection of the main organization.

PRFs: Everything you ever wanted to know about completing a PRF!

Every complete PRF packet includes 3 things: the PRF Form (found below), the order invoice (invoice receipt or shopping cart screenshot with links), and an event flyer with the SGA logo.

Use this form to submit your PRF – 2018-2019 PRF – If the form you are using looks different than this one – use this one instead!

Below you will find the three most commonly filled out PRFs from the most commonly used vendors: Publix, Amazon, and Papa Johns. Each piece of information you must fill in or provide has been highlighted in these packets. Note for Publix orders you must order through the Publix at Cornerstone at Lake Hart (the one on Narcoossee & Moss Park Rd) and that all food vendors must accept credit card payments via phone.

All the tools for successfully running your student organization can be found in this presentation. – 2018-2019 Student Organization Orientation (this session is held during M2 Orientation week every August).

If you have any questions about PRFs or vendors for COM’s Student Organizations, please contact Casey Smith.

Events & Room Reservations

While student organizations and extra-curricular activities are always encouraged, organizations must inform the Office of Student Affairs of meetings and activities, which take on campus at the College of Medicine.

To reserve a room or space (i.e. Tavistock Green, COM atrium or piazza) for your student organization, please complete the Room Reservation Request survey here. First check the webcourses Student Lounge calendar where all student organization meetings are listed after they are confirmed to ensure your meeting will not conflict with an already existing meeting. Please submit your reservation request at least a week in advance of your event to ensure availability and enough scheduling time. Once your room is confirmed you will receive an email with the reservation details & confirmation.

 

Miscellaneous

Need help finding a speaker for your group?

Please contact Casey or Soraya Smith at medstudentaffairs@ucf.edu

Posters

The UCF College of Medicine’s Educational Technology department (comedtech@ucf.edu) offers free printing of posters for faculty, staff and students that promote UCF and the college.

The college has created several templates to be used for all poster presentations in accordance with new university-wide brand standards that reflect a modern, cohesive look for all materials that reflect the university. The purpose of these templates is to create professional posters that reflect the UCF brand and provide a consistent look.  Additionally, the template should facilitate your efforts in creating posters.

The templates provide a choice of either a black or yellow banner for your poster (links below) as well as the university-approved font – Gotham.  Since there is a fee associated with installing this font on your computer, please use another font and Ed Tech will change the font for you prior to printing.

Poster templates can be found here:

We don’t want to restrict creativity, so feel free to design the body of your poster any way you feel appropriate, but we will enforce the following standards for the banner

  • Must be either black or yellow background
  • Must include the approved COM logo
  • Title of poster must be either yellow or black

Powerpoints

These PowerPoint templates contain multiple slide designs and photo options you may use for your own presentations. We’ve included a 4:3 presentation format and a 16:9 format.

These templates are set up with the font Helvetica. Arial may be used as a substitute font. If you have the font Gotham installed on your computer, please feel free to convert all text to that font. (Note: If you are sharing your final PowerPoint with other users who do not have Gotham, the document fonts will not display correctly.)

For more information please click here.