Looking to join an organization and get involved? Want to see what the 60+ active COM student organizations are all about? Would you like to contact an organization for a speaking opportunity/event? You’ll find the Executive Board members listing & group contact information in the Directory sections below.

For current students, all the resources you need to successfully run your organization, including information on funding, event planning, and marketing can also be found in the sections below. Be sure to review the updated Student Organization Guidelines.

A number of student organizations have already been formed by M.D. students and it’s possible more may be created as the new healthcare issues and initiatives emerge beyond our current organizations. Any new student organization seeking affiliation with the UCF College of Medicine will be able to submit the New Student Organization Approval Form along with a draft of the proposed constitution for consideration to be added to the M.D. Student Organizations listing. More information can be found under the Forming an Organization section.


STUDENT COUNCIL & CURRICULUM 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. The purpose of the Student Professional Conduct Council (SPCC) is to oversee the implementation of the UCF COM Honor Code with emphasis on maintaining the values intrinsic to the role of physician, community leader and medical student.  The SPCC is composed of two student representatives from each class, an SPCC chair, and an advisor from the Office of Student Affairs (Dr. Verduin).  Information on contacting any member of the SPCC can be found on Webcourses.

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

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

COM Student Organization Information Guide

Please click below to access the 2021-2022 COM Student Organization Information Guide. This guide will be updated annually.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY (ARTS IN MEDICINE – MEDPACT)

M.D. Program Student Organization Executive Boards

All current M.D. Program Student Organization Executive Boards are listed below. This listing will be updated biannually. Please contact Casey Smith with any updates or inquiries regarding these listings.


American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Daniel Topping

Group email: AADMD.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: David Vu

Vice President: Angela Lo

Secretary: Jackson Nagamoto

National Liaison & Co-Treasurer: Lily Chen

National Liaison & Co-Treasurer: Bernard Sarmiento


Arts in Medicine (AIM)

Faculty Advisors: Natasha Williams & Dr. Katherine Daly

Email address: ucfaim@gmail.com

President: Nader Tabsh

Vice President: Fariz Alkassis

Treasurer & Secretary: Isabel Torres

Literary Arts Chair: Sierra Sleeper

Creative Director & PR: Angela Lo

Performing Arts Chair: Hunter Hampton

Visual Arts Director: Pierce Ciccone


American Medical Association/Florida Medical Association (AMA/FMA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Virgil Dawson

Group email: ucfcom.ama.fma@gmail.com

Chair of Recruitment: Jordan Saag

Vice Chair of Recruitment: Ayssel Tanbari

Vice Chairs of Community Service: Lauren Aronson & Caitlyn Coates

AMA Delegate: Kacper Kubiszewski

FMA Delegate: Richard Pack

Secretary: Vacant

Treasurer: Emily Littman


American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marcy Verduin

Group email: ucfamsaboard@gmail.com

President: Kristen Ibanez

Vice President: Parker Hunsaker

Treasurer: Sahil Patel

Secretary: Matthew Caldwell

Co-Peer Mentors: Terisa Yiin

Co-Peer Mentors: Rachel Friend


American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Olga Karasik

Group email: amwa.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Estee Hong

Vice President: Yamilet Gonzalez

Treasurer: Samina Ismail

Secretary: Rachel Pan

M3 Liaisons: Susana Soto & Jil Shah

M4 Liaisons: Lauren Pomerantz & Amelia Winter


Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

Faculty Advisor: Shalu Gillum

Group email: apamsa.ucf@gmail.com

President: Linda Guan

Vice President: Deepti Singam

Treasurer: Asanka Ekanayake

Secretary: Diane Tran


Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julie Wei

Group email: ucfcom.aws@gmail.com

President: Yasmine Ghattas

Co-Vice Presidents: Melanie Peterson & Tovah Williamson

Treasurer: Caline McCarthy

Secretary: Reanne Mathai

M3 Liaisons: Tammy Phillips, Krista Grennan, Lindsey Webb, & Rachna Sannegowda

M4 Liaison: Julia Nedimyer


Business of Medicine (BoM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Ziebelman

Group email: ucf.bom@gmail.com

President: Matt Caldwell

Vice President: Hussein Zilouchian

Treasurer: Alexander Bolufer

Secretary: Kacper Kubiszewski

Financial Literacy Subcommittee Chair: Kyle Smola

M3 Liaison: Talin Handa

M4 Liaison: Alex Lin


Chapman Compassionate Care (CCC)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Caridad Hernandez

Group email: ucfcccare@gmail.com

Executive Director – Clinic Manager: Adam Talaat

Executive Director – Strategic Goals: Angela Lo

Community Program Manager: Sadman Chowdhury

Clinic Project Manager: Justin Taylor

Volunteer Coordinator: Mario Abels

Quality Improvement/Research Coordinator: Vishnu Bhupalam

Inventory/ EMR Coordinator: Jihoon Lim


Critical Care Medical Interest Group (CCMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Feroza Daroowalla

Group email: UCFCCMIG@gmail.com

President: Colton Amaral

Vice President: Estee Hong

Treasurer: Alexander Bolufer

Secretary: Elizabeth Elgin


Cardiology Interest Group (CIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bernard Gros

Group email: ucfCIG@gmail.com

President: Jessica Polakoff

Vice President: Estee Hong

Treasurer: Pierce Ciccone

Secretary: Jordan Saag

M3 Liaison: Gabe Krivenko

Event Director: Emily Littman


Catholic Medical Association (CMA)

Faculty Advisor: Drs. Colleen Moran-Bano & Patrick Hunter

Group email: cma.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Jeffery Simpson

Vice President: Fariz Alkassis

Treasurer: Kyle Benkel

Secretary: Kailee Hernandez

Clinic & Outreach Coordinator: Parker Hunsaker

M3 Liaison: Jackson Nagamoto

M4 Liaison: Nicholas Richwagen


Careers in Oncology (COG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Priya Vishnubhotla

Group email: ucfoncology@gmail.com

President: Zackery Reavis

Vice President: Derek Zhang

Treasurer: Julia Silliman

Secretary: Emily Littman

Community Service Chair: Francesco Sautto

M3 Liaisons: Caroline Casey & Max McCall

M4 Liaisons: Vincent Cendan & Rachel Troung


Clinical Problem Solvers (CPS)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shiva Kalidindi

Group email: UCF.CPS@gmail.com

President: Samuel Mikhail

Vice President: Catalina Hernandez

Treasurer: Donald Thommes

Secretary: Breanna Brown

M3 Liaisons: Maddy Weiner & Jackson Nagamoto

M4 Liaison: Scott Walker


Dermatology Interest Group (DIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffery Greenwald

Group email: ucfderminterest@gmail.com

Co-Presidents: Brittany Chandani & Vishnu Bhupalam

Treasurer: Lucille Anzia

Secretary: Hannah Sage

Events Coordinator: Angela Lo

M4 Liaison: Emma Hignett


Engineering in Medicine (EIM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Harris

Group email: eim.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Emily Schofield

Vice President: Melanie Peterson

Treasurer: Ezat El-Said

Secretary: Emily Littman

M3 Liaisons: John Driggers & Drew Broda


Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jay Ladde

Group email: ucf.emig@gmail.com 

President: Colton Amaral

Vice President: Linda Guan

Treasurer: Dilraj Cambow

Secretary: Caroline Baughn

Events/Research Coordinator: Carolyn Rapp

M3 Liaisons: Megan Maag & Max McCall

M4 Liaisons: Jacob Wright & Maureen Mohan


ENT Interest Group (Otolaryngology Interest Group)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Seidman

Group email: UCF.ENTIG@gmail.com

President: Yasmine Ghattas

Vice President: Estee Hong

Treasurer: Jihoon Lim

Secretary: Fariz Alkassis

M3 Liaison: Brandon Tapasak

M4 Liaison: Friederike Luetzenberg


Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Magdalena Pasarica

Group email: UCFFMIG@gmail.com

President: Matthew Caldwell

Vice President: Kelsey Manko

Treasurer: Rachael Eickmeyer

Secretary: Alexander Bolufer

FAFP Student Director: VACANT


Global Surgery Student Alliance (GSSA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Vladimir Neychev

Group email: ucfglobalsurgery@gmail.com

President: Maggie Kennedy

Vice President: John D’Angelo

Treasurer: Brendan Sweeney

Secretary: Maddy Weiner


Healthcare Innovations (HI)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mariana Dangiolo

Group email: HIucfcom@gmail.com

President: Ashley Su

Vice President: Sahil Patel

Treasurer: Leeann Hu

Secretary: Reanne Mathai

M3 Liaison: Sankalp Goberdhan & Naser Mubarak


Health Literacy Advocates

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lonna Gordon

Group email: ucfhealthliteracy@gmail.com

President: Suzannah Patterson

Director: Andy Huang

Volunteer Coordinator Chair: Matt Volk

Education and Curriculum Chair: Austin Wynn

Co-School District Liaison: Dristin Hughes

Co-School District Liaison: Darshan Kamat


History of Medicine (HoM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Saad Shaikh

Group email: history.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Andrea Luedecker

Vice President: Albert Volk

Treasurer: VACANT

Secretary: Jackson Nagamoto

M3 Liaisons: Max Droznin & Kimby Rosenthal


Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abdo Asmar

Group email: UCFIMIG@gmail.com

President: Jessica Polakoff

Vice President: Pierce Ciccone

Treasurer: Emily Littman

Secretary: Estee Hong

M3 Journal Club Liaison: Neel Shah

M4 Journal Club Liaisons: Huzaifa Wasanwala


Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Raphael Yoo

Group email: ucf.irig@gmail.com

President: Takuma Iwai

Vice President: Mason Williams

Treasurer: Jihoon Lim

Secretary: Quinten Federico

M3 Liaisons: Brendan Maag & Sankalp Goberdhan

M4 Liaison: Ana Torres


Jewish U”knight’ed Students in Medicine (JUSM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joshua Shultz

Group email: JUSM.ucfknights@gmail.com

President: Benjamin Yitzhak

Vice President: Jessica Polakoff

Treasurer: Emily Littman

Secretary: Gabe Krivenko


KNIGHTS Clinic

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Magdelena Pasarica

Clinic Director Email: floormanager.knights@gmail.com

Clinic Co-Directors: Gary Saloman & Reanne Mathai

Volunteer Coordinators: Ashley Su & Terisa Yiin

For Volunteer Opportunities Contact: knightsclinicvolunteering@gmail.com


LGBTQI+ Medical Students and Allies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lindsay Taliaferro

Group email: ucfcom.lgbtmedstudentsallies@gmail.com

Co-Presidents: Tovah Williamson & Nader Tabsh

Treasurer: Sabrina DeAlmeida

Secretary: Priscilla Francois

Community Education & Community Outreach Chair: Terisa Yiin

M3 Liaisons: Kristen Doyle & John Wilhelm

M4 Liaison: Matt Abrams


Life Beyond Residency (LBR)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Lovejoy

Group Email: lbrucf@gmail.com

President: Shane Saifman

Vice President: Dylan Shaw

Treasurer: Hussein Zilouchian

Secretary: Dennis Gross


Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sharon Wasserstrom

Group email: ucflifestylemedicine@outlook.com

Co-President: Erin Duffey

Co-President: Brittany Chandani

Treasurer: Matt Crowley

Secretary: Derek Zhang

Community Engagement Officer: Reanne Mathai

Lifestyle Central Editor: Caroline Baughn

Director of Nutrition: Caline McCarthy

Director of Physical Activity: Lauren Aronson

Director of Stress Management: Edward Eusanio

Director of Sleep Management: Richard Pack


Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Analia Castiglioni & Caridad Hernandez

Group email: lmsaucfcom@gmail.com

President: Kailee Hernandez

Vice President: Thomas Knapp

Treasurer: Asanka Ekanayake

Secretary: Francesco Sautto

Public Relations: Yamilet Gonzalez

M3 Liaisons: Dakota Salazar & Caridad Infante

M4 Liaison: Vincent Cendan

Community Engagement Officers: Shane Saifman, Carolyn Rapp, Jeffrey Simpson, & Jovanni Rojas


Medical Anesthesiology Society (MAS)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Relin Yang & Nicholas Nedeff

Group email: ucf.com.mas1@gmail.com

President: Dylan Shaw

Vice President: Kristen Ibanez

Secretary: Benjamin Yitzhak

Treasurer: Parth Patel

VP of Marketing: Mario Abels

VP of Research: Alex Nhan

M3 Liaison: Dakota Salazar

M4 Liaison: Lauren Pomerantz


Medical Campus Outreach (MCO)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Goodman

Group email: ucfmco@gmail.com

President: Richard Pack

Vice President: Leeann Hu

Treasurer: Nick Buchanan

Secretary: Amy Lee


Medical Genetics Interest Group (MedGen)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jane Gibson

Group email: medgenknights@gmail.com

President: Francesco Sautto

Vice President: Nick Buchanan

Treasurer: Jihoon Lim

Secretary: Dori Kacsoh


Medical Students Providing Across Continents (MedPACt)

Interim Faculty Advisor: Dr. Analia Castiglioni

Group email: MedPACt@ucf.edu

Executive Director: Sarah Hay

Directors of Service: Deepti Singam & Carolyn Rapp

Director of Finance: Ridhwan Mohammad

Directors of Education: Thomas Knapp & Kailee Hernandez

Conference Directors: Kacper Kubiszewski & Kelly Sutter

Directors of Research: Rachel Friend & Ezat El-Said

Director of Community Engagement: Priscilla Francois

EMR Director: Dilraj Cambow

STUDENT ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY (MILITARY MEDICINE INTEREST GROUP – WILDERNESS MEDICAL SOCIETY)

 M.D. Program Student Organization Executive Boards

All current M.D. Program Student Organization Executive Boards are listed below. This listing will be updated biannually. Please contact Casey Smith with any updates or inquiries regarding these listings.


Military Medicine Interest Group (MMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffery LaRochelle

Group email: UCFMMIG@gmail.com

President: Tovah Williamson

Secondary Contact: Leeann Hu

Third Contact: Asanka Ekanayake

M3 Liaison: Gustavo Marino

M4 Liaison: Grace Johnson


Movement is Medicine (MiM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Kibble

Group email: mim.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Kacper Kubiszewski

Vice President: Kyle Benkel

Treasurer: Emily Littman

Secretary: Kyle Smola

Sunset Run Liaison: Gary Salomon

Volleyball Liaison: Francesco Sautto

Soccer Liaison: Sadman Chowdhury

Basketball Liaison: Asanka Ekanayake

Football Liaison: Kyle Benkel

Ultimate Frisbee Liaison: David Rallison


Neurological Surgery Interest Group (NSIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Sanders

Group email: ucfnsig@gmail.com

Co-Presidents: Alexander Bolufer & Takuma Iwai

Vice President: Caroline Baughn

Treasurer: Dennis Gross

Secretary: Fariz Alkassis

M3 Liaison: Shaye Busse & Alec Clark

M4 Liaison: Nathan Kostick


Obstetrics & Gynecology Interest Group (OGIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Donna Boucher

Group email: ucfcomogig@gmail.com

President: Erin Duffey

Vice President: Sierra Sleeper

Treasurer: Yasmine Ghattas

Secretary: Julia Silliman

Community Outreach Coordinator: Terisa Yiin

Period Liaison: Katie Porter

M3 Liaison: Caridad Infante

M4 Liaison: Oriana Fermin


Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mehul Patel

Group email: ucfcomoig@gmail.com

President: Terisa Yiin

Vice President: Bailey Parsons

Treasurer: Caroline Baughn

Secretary: Emily Schofield

M3 Liaison: Linda Ren

M4 Liaison: Jake Tenewitz


Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Interest Group (OSMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Kirkpatrick

Group email: COM.OSMIG@gmail.com

President: Jeffrey Simpson

Vice President: Yasmine Ghattas

Treasurer: Peter Zeblisky

Secretary: Matthew Crowley

Community Outreach Chair: Kyle Smola

M3 Liaisons: Nicholas Kessler, Max McCall, Peyton Hull & Andrew Collins

M4 Liaisons: Bradley Richey, Blake Callahan, Nick Andrews, & Clayton Welsh


Pediatric Interest Group (PIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Colleen Moran-Bano

Group email: pigucfcom@gmail.com

President: Deepti Singam

Vice President: Pierce Ciccone

Treasurer: Samuel Mikhail

Secretary: Jordan Moretta

Directors of Special Events: Sean Yumul & Dorottya Kacsoh

M3 Liaison: Helena Quach

M4 Liaison: Katie Ballantyne & Vincent Cendan


Preventive Medicine & Aging Group (PMAG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mariana Dangiolo

Group email: PMAG.ucfknights@outlook.com.

President: Richard Pack

Vice President: Jessica Polakoff

Treasurer: Rachael Eickmeyer

Secretary: Estee Hong


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group (PMRIG)

Faculty Advisor: Patrick Sonser

Group email: ucfpmrig@gmail.com

President: Parth B Patel

Vice President: Matthew Crowley

Treasurer: David Rallison

Secretary: Lucille Anzia

M3 Liaisons: Tyler Daprano & Nick Kessler


Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group (PRSIG)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Adam Oppenheimer & David Plank

Group email: ucfprsig@gmail.com

President: Rachel Pan

Vice President: David Gelikman

Treasurer: Ezat El-Said

Secretary: Alexander Bolufer

M3 Liaison: Katelyn Lewis

M4 Liaison: Brandon Foley


Peer Support Group (PSG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Katherine Daly


PsychSIGN

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Martin Klapheke

Group email: ucfcompsychsign@gmail.com

President: Nader Tabsh

Vice President: Edward Eusanio

Treasurer: Vishnu Bhupalam

Secretary: Stefan Grozlekov

Education Co-Chairs:  Jake Bently

Community Outreach Chair:  Josh Salzman

M3/M4 Liaison: David Vu & Tim Le


Reproductive Health Interest Group (RHIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Georgia Lamvu

Group email: ucfreproductivehealth@gmail.com

Co-Directors: Sierra Sleeper & Jessika Polakoff

National Coordinator & Resource Manager: Brianna Leone

Community Outreach Coordinators: Julia Silliman

Director of Education & Curriculum Reform: Teresa Yiin

Social Media Chair: Caroline Baughn

Treasurer: Jordan Moretta

Upperclassman Coordinator: Ricci Allen


Radiology Interest Group (RIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Craig Johnson

Group email: rig.ucf.med@gmail.com

President: Cynthia Kyin

Vice President: Parker Hunsaker

Treasurer: Parth Patel

Secretary: Lucille Anzia

M3 Liaison: John Mathias

M4 Liaison: Kevin Boyd


Rising Youth

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Katherine Daly

Group email: risingyouthfl@gmail.com

Executive Director: Ayssel Tanbari

School Liaison: Kyle Smola

Education Coordinator: Ashley Su

Treasurer & Volunteer Director: Sahil Patel

Upper Class Coordinator: Rasika Patil

Directors of Education: VACANT

Director of Outreach: VACANT

Research Director: VACANT

Social Media Director: VACANT


Student Accessibility Advocacy Network (SAAN)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Harris

Group email: ucfcom.saan@gmail.com

Co-Presidents: Caitlyn Coates & Rachel Rendon

Treasurer: Austin Amos

Secretary: Sabrina DeAlmedia

M1/M2 Research Coordinator: Jordan Saag

M3/M4 Research Coordinator: Katie Porter

Students Interested in Academic Medicine (SIAM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abdo Asmar

Group email: siam.ucfmed@gmail.com

President: Zackery Reavis

Vice President: Daniel Lee

Treasurer: Sarah Hay

Secretary: Kristen Ibanez

M3 Liaisons: Ram Medam, Andy Huang, & Talin Handa


Surgery Interest Group (SIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew Taitano

Group email: sigucf@gmail.com

Co-Presidents: Samantha Reiss & Melanie Peterson

Vice President: Sahil Patel

Treasurer: David Gelikman

Secretary: Adrian Kapustka

M3 Liaisons: Maddy Weiner & Peyton Hull

M4 Liaison: Maggie Kennedy


Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Sanders

Group email: ucfsign@gmail.com

President: Gary Salomon

Vice President: Dori Kacsoh

Treasurer: Peter Zeblisky

Secretary: Rachel Pan

M3 Liaison: Kimby Rosenthal, Rebecca Zelmanovich, Josh Godwin, & D’Shaun Adams


Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Advisor: Dr. Tracy MacIntosh

Group email: SNMAatUCF@gmail.com

President: Etta Conteh

Vice President of Underrepresented Community Outreach: Priscilla Francois

Vice President of Academic Minority Enrichment: Diane Tran

Treasurer: Samina Ismail

Secretary: Sajida Hossain


Student Council

Advisors: Dr. Marcy Verduin, Casey Smith & Dr. Soraya Smith

The Class of 2023 Student Council email contact is UCFCOMSGA2023@gmail.com

Presidents: Michael Fiorino (M4), Brandon Tapasak (M3), TBD (M2), Yami Gonzalez (M1)

Vice Presidents: Ricci Allen (M4), Alexandra Ciranna(M3), TBD (M2), Dennis Gross (M1)

Treasurers: Margaret Kennedy (M4), Amy Morrison (M3), TBD (M2), Asanka Ekanayake (M1)

Secretaries: Gabriela Castro (M4), Henry Mancao (M3), TBD (M2), Richard Pack (M1)


Urology Interest Group (UIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hubert Swana

Group email: ucf.uig@gmail.com

President: David Gelikman

Vice President: Ayssel Tanbari

Treasurer: Dennis Gross

Secretary: Sudarshan Srirangapatanam

M3 Liaisons: Danny Stirt, Peyton Hull, & Sankalp Goberdhan

M4 Liaison: John Jayman


Ultrasound Interest Group (USIG)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Christine Kauffman & Javier Rosario

Group email: USIGUCF@gmail.com

President: Samuel Mikhail

Vice President of Service: Samantha Reiss

Vice President of Education: Nolan Otto

Treasurer: Liz Elgin

Secretary: Adrian Kapustka


Vascular Surgery Interest Group (VSIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Frederick Fisher

Group email: vsigcom@gmail.com

President: Dennis Gross

Vice President: Fariz Alkassis

Treasurer: Terisa Yiin

Secretary: Adrian Kapustka

M3 Liaison: Andrew Collins

M4 Liaison: Tuleagh Innes-Gawn


White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tracy MacIntosh

Group email: ucfcomwc4bl@gmail.com

President: Etta Conteh

Vice President: Diane Tran

Treasurer: Samina Ismail

Secretary: Sajida Hossain


Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Martin Klaphke

Group email: ucf.wildernessmedicine@gmail.com

President: Shane Saifman

Vice President: Matthew Caldwell

Treasurer: Kyle Benkel

Secretary: Lenny Kelley

M3 Liaison: Tyrel Garner

ROOM RESERVATIONS & STUDENT EVENTS

Please submit your reservation & support requests at least a week in advance of your event or meeting to ensure room availability and enough scheduling time. If you have any questions on this process please reach out to the Student Services Team. For more information, check out the Event Planning section of the Student Organization Guidelines.

 

Anatomy Lab Requests

For requests to utilize the Anatomy Lab please complete the below form and return it to Jennifer Mark or Dr. Jeffrey Plochocki. Students or Organizations will still be required to inform the Office of Student Affairs of their event.


The Student Services team is your one-stop-shop for planning your event or meeting. Our team will book your event space/room per your request, work with the Facilities, Operations and Systems Engineering teams for any support requests you have, and coordinate with any other departments involved to ensure your event or meeting has everything you need. While student events through individuals or organizations and extracurricular activities are always encouraged, students must inform the Office of Student Affairs of meetings and activities that take place on campus at the College of Medicine.


Step by Step to Planning an Event

Step 1: Check the Student Lounge calendar on Webcourses and select a date and time for your meeting or event that does not conflict with an existing meeting. This policy has been put in place to ensure that students don’t miss out on important and interesting information because of scheduling conflicts. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Step 2: Submit a Event Reservation Request Form. The information you provide on this survey will be used to book your space/room and coordinate with other supporting offices for things you may need such as: tables, chairs, or AV/Tech support.

Step 3: Wait to receive confirmation that your space/room has been booked. We do our best to book you in your first choice or second choice room/space, but we cannot guarantee availability. If you do not receive a confirmation email, but your event/meeting has been listed on the Student Lounge Webcourses calendar – you’re all set, we just haven’t gotten the chance to email you yet.

Step 4: If you’re part of a student organization ordering items or food this is when you’d submit a PRF (AFTER you have a date for your meeting selected). Please refer to the PRFs accordion section below.


Students can request to reserve the following through the Office of Student Affairs:

    • Classrooms
    • Conference Room
    • SGLs
    • Tavistock Green
    • Team Learning Lab
    • The Atrium
    • The Piazza
PRFS: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT COMPLETING A PRF!
MEDIA COVERAGE

Student Affairs in collaboration with the UCF COM Marketing and Communications team have worked on a new streamlined process to help get the word out on social media and through other channels about the great events and activities our M.D. Program Student Organizations host at COM and around the community.  Any student organization or individual student with an approved event will be able to submit their request for coverage using this form. Please click here to complete the request for media coverage for your event today. Please note that submission of this form does not automatically guarantee coverage and will be evaluated by need and availability of staff.

If you would like to submit a meeting or event flyer for approval and advertisement on the Student Lounge Digital TV Signage please use the Student Lounge Digital Signage Submission survey. Please note that the Office of Student Affairs has final approval and publishing authority for all submissions.

For more information, check out the Marketing section of the Student Organization Guidelines.

FUNDRAISING & SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING

Fundraising

Any and all fundraising hosted at the College of Medicine or on behalf of a COM entity must be approved through the UCF College of Medicine Office of Development. In partnership with the Office of Students Affairs, Fundraising Guidelines (see below) have been created for all M.D.  Student Organizations. Before you plan your fundraiser, please review these guidelines, and submit your proposed fundraiser details, via the Qualtrics form for review no later than two (2) weeks prior to the proposed fundraiser date. Until written approval is received, please do not solicit contributions for your fundraiser or use the name “UCF College of Medicine” or any University or College logo for any fundraising purposes.

Supplemental Funding

Additionally the partnership between the Office of Development and the Office of Student Affairs is happy to support a place for M.D. Student Organizations or individuals to help find funding. Are you seeking supplemental funding for your organization or as an individual for an event or project? Does your need not qualify for CRT, Research or other grant funding?  If you answered yes to both questions, we may be able to help. Please use the Fundraising or Supplemental Funding Request Form down below to get started.

Inactive Organizations (current listing)

The inactive groups listed below have already been established at COM but are not currently active. If you are interested in reactivating a group, please email the Student Services team by using the button below.


Inactive Organizations

Hand in Hand (A Family Support Group)

Medical Informatics

Medical Literature Book Club (MLBC)

Pathology Medical Student Interest Group (PMSIG)

Reactivate a Group

FORMING AN ORGANIZATION

The M.D. Student Council, working with the Office of Student Affairs, has completed the process for approving new medical student organizations within the College of Medicine. Please check the Inactive Organizations listing prior to proceeding submission for a new organization.

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).

Any organization seeking affiliation with UCF College of Medicine will need to submit all of the following information to Casey Smith at casey.smith@ucf.edu

New groups are approved by both Student Council and the Associate Dean for Students. New groups that are too similar in mission or goals to current active groups will be denied. Decisions are typically made within three weeks of submission.

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

Do you have pictures of your organization participating at an event or interacting during a meeting? Have just-for-fun student life pictures you’d like to share? or a funny meme relating to med school life?

You can submit your content for the Student Lounge Digital TV Signage here using the SL Digital Signage Submission survey, or scan one of the QR codes from the fliers in the Student Lounge to access the submission survey.

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.