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 needed 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 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.


COM Student Organization Information Guides

 

Please click below to access the 2022-2023 COM Student Organization Information Guide. This guide will be updated annually.

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.

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 the Student Services team with any updates or inquiries regarding these listings.


American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Spector

Group email: AADMD.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Savannah Diamond

Vice President: Cathy Le

Secretary: Monica Hakim

Treasurer: Andrew An

National Liaison: Tiffany Lee


Arts in Medicine (AIM)

Faculty Advisors: Natasha Williams & Dr. Katherine Daly

Email address: ucfaim@gmail.com

President: Preethashree Anbukkara

Vice President: Samantha Sun

Treasurer: Nikita Sardana

Secretary: Megan Vidal

Literary Arts Chair: Muneeza Rashid

Creative Director & PR: Rachel Shi

Performing Arts Co-Chair: Marianne Sia

Performing Arts Co-Chair: Kevin Ruiz

Visual Arts Director: Brittany Thompson


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

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Virgil Dawson

Group email: ucfcom.ama.fma@gmail.com

Chair of Recruitment: Brittany Thompson

Vice Chair of Recruitment: Anna Wanzenberg

Vice Chairs of Community Service: Karolina Chmielewska & Nidhi Patel

AMA Delegate: Andy Schoppe

FMA Delegate: Joseph Nygaard

Secretary: Dana Thiesfeldt

Treasurer: Kira Eickman


American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marcy Verduin

Group email: ucfamsaboard@gmail.com

President: Anna Jurlina

Vice President: Stephany Bustamante

Treasurer: Megan Sefler

Secretary: Brandon Simons

Peer Mentor Director: Daniel Keith


American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Olga Karasik

Group email: amwa.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Safia Centner

Vice President: Maddie Morris

Treasurer: Asra Sami

Secretary: Faith Kim

M3 Liaisons: Estee Hong & Rachel Pan

M4 Liaisons: Susana Soto & Jil Shah


Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

Faculty Advisor: Shalu Gillum

Group email: apamsa.ucf@gmail.com

President: Marianne Sia

Vice President: Thinzar Zaw

Treasurer: Eric Lin

Secretary: Chelsea Wu


Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julie Wei

Group email: ucfcom.aws@gmail.com

President: Alison Grise

Co-Vice Presidents: Kira Eickman & Ashley Pezmekian

Treasurer: Aliya Centner

Secretary: Divya Kudapa

Research/Community Outreach Co-Chairs: Mara Robinson & Maya Hammonds


Business of Medicine (BoM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Ziebelman

Group email: ucf.bom@gmail.com

President & Financial Literacy Subcommittee Chair: Nicholas Pekmezian

Vice President: Aditya Rao

Treasurer: Kristin Recker

Secretary: Phil Kaminnik


Chapman Compassionate Care (CCC)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Caridad Hernandez

Group email: ucfcccare@gmail.com

Executive Director – Clinic Manager: Daniel Keith

Executive Director – Strategic Goals: Lynn-Caelle Valere

Community Program Manager: Hannah Wilson

Clinic Project Manager: Adrien Thokalath

Volunteer Coordinator: Yongho Park

Quality Improvement/Research Coordinator: Bradley Eames

Inventory Chair: Maxwell Gu

EMR Coordinator: Divya Kudapa


Cardiology Interest Group (CIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bernard Gros

Group email: ucfCIG@gmail.com

President: Muneeza Rashid

Vice President: Gairman Fisher

Treasurer: McKayla Massey

Secretary: Aditya Rao

Event Director: Diana Hsaio


Catholic Medical Association (CMA)

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

Group email: cma.ucfcom@gmail.com

Co-President: Brittany Thompson

Co-President: Abraham Lesniewski

Treasurer: Kristin Recker

Secretary: Annie Wazenberg

 Community Outreach: Paul Moon

Clinic Director: Rachel Shi

Asst. Clinic Director: Kelly Ross

M3 Liaisons: Jeffrey Simpson, Kailee Hernandez, Fariz Alkassis & Kyle Benkel


Careers in Oncology (COG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Priya Vishnubhotla

Group email: ucfoncology@gmail.com

President: Daniel Press

Vice President: Kristin Recker

Treasurer: Ri Chen

Secretary: Michelle Chin

Community Service Chair: Daniel Keith

M3 Liaisons: Derek Zhang & Francesco Sautto

M4 Liaisons: Caroline Casey & Max McCall


Clinical Problem Solvers (CPS)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shiva Kalidindi

Group email: UCF.CPS@gmail.com

President: Quinn Ferguson

Vice President: Monica Hakim

Treasurer: Harriet Austin

Secretary: Aliya Centner


Dermatology Interest Group (DIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffery Greenwald

Group email: ucfderminterest@gmail.com

President: David Moodie

Vice President: Brian Yuen

Treasurer: Alison Grise

Secretary: Megan Vidal

Events Coordinator: Jon deVries

M3 Liaisons: Brittany Chandani & Vishnu Bhupalam

M4 Liaisons: Tanner Harding & Nina Gallo


Engineering in Medicine (EIM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Harris

Group email: eim.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Justin Geraghty

Vice President: Ri Chen

Treasurer: Ashley Pekmezian

Secretary: Matthew Crawford

M3 Liaisons: Emily Schofield, Melanie Peterson & Ezat El-Said

M4 Liaisons: John Driggers & Drew Broda


Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jay Ladde

Group email: ucf.emig@gmail.com 

President: Maddie Morris

Vice President: Adrien Thokalath

Treasurer: Nidhi Patel

Secretary: Anna Wazenberg

Events/Research Coordinator: Rachel Shi

M3 Liaisons: Caroline Baughn & Carolyn Rapp

M4 Liaisons: Megan Maag, Max McCall, & Nickolas Kessler


ENT Interest Group (Otolaryngology Interest Group)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Seidman

Group email: UCF.ENTIG@gmail.com

President: Tiffany Lee

Vice President: Johan Joo

Treasurer: Harriet Austin

Secretary: Chelsea Wu


Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Magdalena Pasarica

Group email: FMIGUCFCOM@gmail.com

President: Miraj Patel

Vice President: Maxwell Gu

Treasurer: Andy Schoppe

Secretary: Vasiliki Beleri


Global Surgery Student Alliance (GSSA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Vladimir Neychev

Group email: ucfgssa@gmail.com

President: Maddy Weiner

Vice President: Thomas Knapp

Treasurer: Valerie Prytkova

Secretary: Shreya Rao


Healthcare Innovations (HI)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mariana Dangiolo

Group email: HIucfcom@gmail.com

President: Michelle Chin

Vice President: Rifa Ali

Treasurer: Viraj Patel

Secretary: Rhea Chowdhury


Health Literacy Advocates

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lonna Gordon

Group email: ucfhealthliteracy@gmail.com

President: Harriet Austin

Director: Faith Kim

Volunteer Coordinator Chair: Diana Hsiao

Education and Curriculum Chair: Margaret Hybl

School District Liaison: Aliya Centner


History of Medicine (HoM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Saad Shaikh

Group email: history.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Anna Jurlina

Vice President: Matt Volk

Treasurer: Monica Hakim

Secretary: Quinn Ferguson


Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abdo Asmar

Group email: UCFIMIG@gmail.com

President: Samantha Sun

Vice President: Yongho Park

Treasurer: Eric Lin

Secretary: Michelle Chin

M3 Journal Club Liaison: Jessica Polakoff

M4 Journal Club Liaisons: Leonie Dupuis


Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Raphael Yoo

Group email: ucf.irig@gmail.com

President: Justin Cook

Vice President: Abraham Lesniewski

Treasurer: Aditya Rao

Secretary: Bao Nguyen

M3 Liaisons: Takuma Iwai, Mason Williams, Jihoon Lim, Kacper Kubiszewski, Alexander Bolufer, Parker Hunsaker, Caroline Baughn, & Ayssel Tanbari

M4 Liaison: Brendan Maag, Sankalp Goberdhan & D’Shaun Adams


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

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joshua Shultz

Group email: JUSM.ucfknights@gmail.com

President: Daniel Press

Vice President: Benjamin Yitzhak

Treasurer: Jessica Polakoff

Secretary: Emily Littman


KNIGHTS Clinic

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Magdelena Pasarica

Clinic Director Email: floormanager.knights@gmail.com

Clinic Co-Directors: Justin Geraghty & Tiffany Lee

Volunteer Coordinators: Anna Jurlina & Brandon Simons

For Volunteer Opportunities Contact: knightsclinicvolunteering@gmail.com


LGBTQI+ Medical Students and Allies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lindsay Taliaferro

Group email: ucfcom.lgbtmedstudentsallies@gmail.com

President: Danny Sullivan

Vice President: Kaitlyn Gregorio

Treasurer: Kevin Ruiz

Secretary: Cara Peters

 Community Outreach Chair: Megan Sefler

Education Chair: Quinn Ferguson

M3 Liaison: Priscilla Francois

M4 Liaison: John Wilhelm


Life Beyond Residency (LBR)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Lovejoy

Group Email: lbrucf@gmail.com

President: Justin Geraghty

Vice President: Harriet Austin

Treasurer: Ramsay Mcconnell

Secretary: Shayaan Ahmed


Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sharon Wasserstrom

Group email: ucflifestylemedicine@outlook.com

Co-President: Safia Centner

Co-President: Tyler Riley

Treasurer: Brandon To

Secretary: Maddie Morris

Community Engagement Officer: Kira Eickman

Lifestyle Central Editor: VACANT

Director of Nutrition: Nate Gottfredson

Director of Physical Activity: Josh Cassinat

Director of Stress Management: Muneeza Rashid

Director of Sleep Management: Ri Chen


Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Analia Castiglioni & Caridad Hernandez

Group email: lmsaucfcom@gmail.com

President: Ana Carrazana

Vice President: Kevin Ruiz

Treasurer: Chris Schilson

Secretary: Anela Carrazana

Public Relations: VACANT

M3 Liaisons: Kailee Hernandez & Thomas Knapp

M4 Liaison: Oriana Fermin

Community Engagement Officers: Stephany Bustamante, Joseph Nygaard & Chris Schilson


Medical Anesthesiology Society (MAS)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Relin Yang & Nicholas Nedeff

Group email: ucf.com.mas1@gmail.com

President: Andrew Dudzik

Vice President: Brandon To

Secretary: Shivani Gupta

Treasurer: Ri Chen

VP of Marketing: Byonghun (Danny) Kim

VP of Research: Kristen Ibanez

M3 Liaison: Dylan Shaw

M4 Liaison: Courtney Strickland


Medical Campus Outreach (MCO)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Goodman

Group email: ucfmco@gmail.com

President: Ryan Stikeleather

Co-Vice President: Kira Eickman

Co-Vice President: Eliza Williamson

Treasurer: Faith Kim

Secretary: Shirley Ke


Medical Genetics Interest Group (MedGen)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jane Gibson

Group email: medgenknights@gmail.com

President: Francesco Sautto

Vice President: Nick Buchanan

Treasurer: Eric Lin

Secretary: Savannah Diamond


Medical Students Providing Across Continents (MedPACt)

Interim Faculty Advisor: Dr. Analia Castiglioni

Group email: MedPACt@ucf.edu

Executive Director: Anela Carrazana

Directors of Service: Kristin Recker & Samantha Sun

Director of Finance: Chris Schilson

Directors of Education: Stephany Bustamante & Ana Carrazana

Conference Directors: Marianne Sia & Rifa Ali

Directors of Research: Diana Hsiao & Hiba Nadeem

Director of Community Engagement: Monica Hakim

EMR Director: Eric Lin

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 the Student Services team 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


Movement is Medicine (MiM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Kibble

Group email: mim.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Nicholas Pekmezian

Vice President: Adrien Thokalath

Treasurer: Nate Gottfredson

Secretary: Miraj Patel

Sunset Run Liaison: Megan Sefler

Volleyball Liaison: Miraj Patel

Soccer Liaison: Nicholas Pekmezian

Basketball Liaison: Ri Chen

Football Liaison: Nate Gottfredson

Ultimate Frisbee Liaison: Ri Chen


Neurological Surgery Interest Group (NSIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Sanders

Group email: ucfnsig@gmail.com

Co-Presidents: Ethan Hass & Shirley Ke

Vice President: Gairman Fisher

Treasurer: Viraj Patel

Secretary: Mara Robinson

M3 Liaison: Alexander Bolufer & Caroline Baughn

M4 Liaisons: Shaye Busse, Alec Clark, & Rebecca Zelmanovich


Obstetrics & Gynecology Interest Group (OGIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Donna Boucher

Group email: ucfcomogig@gmail.com

President: Kira Eickman

Vice President: Dana Thiesfeldt

Treasurer: Rhea Chowdury

Secretary: Eliza Williamson

Community Outreach Coordinator: Megan Vidal

Period Liaison: Hannah Wilson

M3 Liaison: Erin Duffey

M4 Liaison: Caridad Infante & Lisvet Luceno


Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mehul Patel

Group email: ucfcomoig@gmail.com

President: Matt Crawford

Vice President: Faez Patrick Hamcho

Treasurer: Aliya Centner

Secretary: Kelly Ross

M3 Liaisons: Terisa Yiin & Emily Schofield

M4 Liaisons: Linda Ren & Allison Richey


Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Interest Group (OSMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Kirkpatrick

Group email: COM.OSMIG@gmail.com

President: Jillian Glasser

Vice President: Alison Grise

Treasurer: Parag Vyas

Secretary: Tyler Riley

Community Outreach Chair: Nicholas Pekmezian

M3 Liaisons: Jeffrey Simpson, Yasmine Ghattas, Peter Zeblisky, & Shane Saifman

M4 Liaison: Andrew Collins


Pediatric Interest Group (PIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Colleen Moran-Bano

Group email: pigucfcom@gmail.com

Co-Presidents: Christopher Schilson & Savannah Diamond

Vice President: Chelsea Wu

Treasurer: Ryan Stikeleather

Secretary: Megan Vidal

Directors of Special Events: Megan Sefler & Safia Centner

M3 Liaisons: Deepti Singam, Sean Yumul & Samuel Mikhail

M4 Liaison: Helena Quach


Preventive Medicine & Aging Group (PMAG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mariana Dangiolo

Group email: PMAG.ucfknights@outlook.com.

President: Gaurav Kiri

Vice President: Parag Vyas

Treasurer: Miraj Patel

Secretary: Vasiliki Beleri


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group (PMRIG)

Faculty Advisor: TBD

Group email: ucfpmrig@gmail.com

President: Phil Kaminnik

Vice President: Mark Lewis

Treasurer: Brandon To

Secretary: Andrew An

M3 Liaisons: Parth B Patel

M4 Liaison: Tyler Daprano


Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group (PRSIG)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Adam Oppenheimer & David Plank

Group email: ucfprsig@gmail.com

President: Tiffany Lee

Vice President: Jon de Vries

Treasurer: VACANT

Secretary: Brian Yuen

M3 Liaison: Rachel Pan

M4 Liaisons: Katelyn Lewis & Jorge Trilles


Peer Support Group (PSG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Katherine Daly


PsychSIGN

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Martin Klapheke

Group email: ucfcompsychsign@gmail.com

President: Danny Sullivan

Vice President: Shayaan Ahmed

Treasurer: Beyza Gultekin

Secretary: Monica Hakim

Education Chair: Preethashree Anbukkara

Community Outreach Chair: Carla Gonzalez

M3/M4 Liaison: Nader Tabsh & Josh Salzman


Reproductive Health Interest Group (RHIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Georgia Lamvu

Group email: ucfreproductivehealth@gmail.com

Co-Directors: Nikita Sardana & Shreya Atmakuri

National Coordinator & Resource Manager: VACANT

Community Outreach Coordinator: Hannah Wilson

Director of Education & Curriculum Reform: Claudia Orozco Vega

Social Media Chair: Anna Jurlina

Treasurer: VACANT

Upperclassman Coordinator: Sierra Sleeper


Radiology Interest Group (RIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Craig Johnson

Group email: rig.ucf.med@gmail.com

President: Karan Ravi

Vice President: Mark Lewis

Treasurer: Aditya Rao

Secretary: Brandon Simons

M3 Liaison: Cynthia Kyin

M4 Liaison: John Mathias


Student Accessibility Advocacy Network (SAAN)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Harris

Group email: ucfcom.saan@gmail.com

President: Caitlyn Coates

Vice President: Stephany Bustamante

Treasurer: Yongho Park

Secretary: Monica Hakim

Education Chair: Hiba Nadeem

M1/M2 Research Coordinator: VACANT

M3/M4 Research Coordinator: Jonathan Ruiz


Students Interested in Academic Medicine (SIAM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dario Torre

Group email: siam.ucfmed@gmail.com

President: Monica Hakim

Vice President: Nidhi Patel

Treasurer: Brian Yuen

Secretary: Rifa Ali


Surgery Interest Group (SIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew Taitano

Group email: sigucf@gmail.com

Co-Presidents: JD Schwartzman & Tiffany Lee

Vice President: Mara Robinson

Treasurer: Ri Chen

Secretary: Thinzar Zaw

M3 Liaisons: Melanie Peterson & Samantha Reiss

M4 Liaisons: Maddy Weiner & Peyton Hull


Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Sanders

Group email: ucfsign@gmail.com

President: Viraj Patel

Vice President: Muneeza Rashid

Treasurer & Secretary: Kristin Recker

Community Outreach Ambassador: Angie El-Said


Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Advisor: Dr. Tracy MacIntosh

Group email: SNMAatUCF@gmail.com

President: Hannah Wilson

Vice President of Underrepresented Community Outreach: Maya Hammonds

Vice President of Academic Minority Enrichment: Lynn-Caelle Valere

Treasurer: David Moodie

Secretary: Destiny Bridges


Student Council

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

Presidents: TBD (M4), Kelsey Manko (M3), TBD (M2), Shivani Gupta (M1)

Vice Presidents: TBD (M4), Matthew Caldwell (M3), TBD (M2), Danny Sullivan (M1)

Treasurers: TBD (M4), Asanka Ekanayake (M3),  TBD (M2), Ri Chen (M1)

Secretaries: TBD (M4), Liz Elgin (M3), TBD (M2), Shreya Atmakuri (M1)


Urology Interest Group (UIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hubert Swana

Group email: ucf.uig@gmail.com

President: Zachary Self

Vice President: Ramsay McConnell

Treasurer: Matthew Crawford

Secretary: Josh Culberson

M3 Liaisons: David Gelikman & Sudarshan Srirangapatanam

M4 Liaisons: Danny Stirt & Deep Gandhi


Ultrasound Interest Group (USIG)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Christine Kauffman & Javier Rosario

Group email: USIGUCF@gmail.com

President: Elizabeth Williamson

Vice President of Service: Bao Nguyen

Vice President of Education: Anna Jurlina

Treasurer: Aditya Rao

Secretary: Andrew An


Vascular Surgery Interest Group (VSIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Frederick Fisher

Group email: vsigcom@gmail.com

President: Bao Nguyen

Vice President: Aditya Rao

Treasurer: Brandon Simons

Secretary: Christopher Schilson

M3 Liaisons: Thomas Knapp, Sarah Hay, & Shane Saifman

M4 Liaisons: Andrew Collins & Megan Bernier


White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tracy MacIntosh

Group email: ucfcomwc4bl@gmail.com

President: Lynn-Caelle Valere

Vice President: David Moodie

Treasurer: Hannah Wilson

Secretary: Destiny Bridges


Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Martin Klaphke

Group email: ucf.wildernessmedicine@gmail.com

President: Elizabeth Williamson

Vice President: Nate Gotfredson

Treasurer: Brittany Thompson

Secretary: Brittany Thompson

M4 Liaison: Tyrel Garner

ROOM RESERVATIONS & STUDENT EVENTS

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 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


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.

PRFS: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT COMPLETING A PRF!

Activity and Service Fee Funding will resume after the new fiscal year, July 1.

Below you will find three examples of filled out & completed PRFs for the three most commonly used vendors/types of ordering: Publix, Amazon, and Piazza vendor. Note for Publix orders you must order through the Apron’s Event Planners at the Publix at Cornerstone at Lake Hart (the one on Narcoossee & Moss Park Rd – their number is 407-275-5507) and that all food vendors must accept credit card payments via phone.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Any student organization or individual student with an approved event will be able to submit their request for coverage using this form. Please note that submission of this form does not automatically guarantee coverage and will be evaluated by need and availability of staff. Requests made with less than 10 business days notice will not be executed

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

Critical Care Medicine Interest Group (CCMIG)

Hand in Hand (A Family Support Group)

Medical Informatics

Medical Literature Book Club (MLBC)

Pathology Medical Student Interest Group (PMSIG)

Rising Youth

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 Dr. Soraya Smith at soraya.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 Bianca or Dr. 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.

 

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