Welcome to the Student Organizations & Student Events 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 55 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, Assistant Director for Student Services and Service Learning, at casey.smith@ucf.edu.


Student Organizations

Looking to join a group? Want to see what the 55 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.

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 extra-curricular 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.

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

  • Classrooms
  • Conference Rooms
  • SGLs
  • Tavistock Green
  • Team Learning Lab
  • The Atrium
  • The Piazza

Please submit your reservation & support requests at least a week in advance of your event or meeting to ensure availability and enough scheduling time. If you have any questions on this process please reach out to Casey or Soraya Smith.

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 SL Digital Signage Submission survey. Please note that the Office of Student Affairs has final approval and publishing authority for all submissions.


Step-By-Step for planning a Student Event:

Step 1: Check the Student Lounge calendar on Webcourses to ensure the date and time you have selected for your event does not conflict with another meeting or student event. This rule has been put in place to make sure that students do not have to miss out on important and interesting information due to scheduling conflicts.

Step 2: Submit a Room & Support Reservation Request Survey 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. Please

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.

Step 4: Submit a PRF if you are a student organization ordering items or food. Please refer to the PRFs accordion section below.

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.

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.

Student Organization Directory

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

2019-2020 M.D. Program Student Organization Executive Boards

 

Arts in Medicine (AIM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Juan Cendan

Email address: ucfaim@gmail.com

President: Nisha Sharma

Vice President: Sankalp Goberdhan

Treasurer: Alex Nhan

Secretary: Shelby Aughtman

Literary Arts Chair: Rachel Truong

Creative Director & PR: Justin Chacko

Performing Arts Director: Sean Nguyen

Visual Arts Director: Amy Haynes

Showcase Subcommittee Director: Cassie Tawadros


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

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Virgil Dawson

Group email: ucfcom.ama.fma@gmail.com

Vice Chair of Recruitment: Rachel Drummey

Vice Chair of Legislation & Advocacy: Alex Gartland

Vice Chair of Community Service: Vincent Cendan

AMA/FMA Delegate: Alex Lin

Secretary: Kristijan Bogdanovski

Treasurer: Spencer Lessans


American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marcy Verduin

Group email: ucfcomamsa1@gmail.com

President: Gabriela Castro

Vice President: Julia Neidymyer

Treasurer: Mohammed Ahsan

Secretary: Katherine Porter


American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lori Boardman

Group email: amwa.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Lauren Pomerantz

Vice President: Nicole Mamprejew

Treasurer: Lindsey Owens

Secretary: Neha Bhaskar

M3 Liaison: Alex Csortan

M4 Liaisons: Samantha Prabakaran & Allison McClain


Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julie Wei

Group email: ucfcom.aws@gmail.com

President: Julia Nedimyer

Vice President: Margaret Kennedy

Treasurer: Nicole Mamprejew

Secretary: Grace Johnson

M3 Liaison: Allison Steinauer

M4 Liaison: Samantha Prabakaran


Biomedical Ethics in Medical Education (BEME)

Faculty Advisor: TBD

Email address: BEMEucfcom@gmail.com

President & Director of Discourse: Jacob Riegler

Vice President: Andy Wang

Publicity/Treasury: Vacant

Secretary: Jeslin Kera


Business of Medicine (BoM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Ziebelman

Group email: bom.ucfmed@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: TBA


Chapman Compassionate Care (CCC)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Caridad Hernandez

Group email: ucfcccare@gmail.com

Co-Executive Directors: Spencer Lessans & Madison Feldman


Critical Care Medical Interest Group (CCMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marcia Katz

Group email: UCFCCMIG@gmail.com

President: Kristijan Bogdanovski

Vice President: Dakota McCoy

Treasurer: Michael Cho

Secretary: Gene Liu


Catholic Medical Association (CMA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Colleen Moran-Bano

Group email: cma.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: Jake Tenewitz

Vice President: Rachel Truong

Treasurer: Nick Richwagen

Secretary: John Wiegand


Cardiology Interest Group (CIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bernard Gros

Group email: ucfCIG@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: TBA


Careers in Oncology (COG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Priya Vishnubhotla

Group email: careers.in.oncology@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: TBA

Community Service Chair: TBA


Dermatology Interest Group (DIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffery Greenwald

Group email: ucfderminterest@gmail.com

President: Tanner Harding

Vice President: Sun Kim

Treasurer: Vacant

Secretary: Vacant

M3 Liaisons: Skylar Klager & Kevin Petersen

M4 Liaisons: Samantha Prabakaran & Khoa Nguyen


Epidemiology Interest Group (EIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Saleh Rahman

Group email: UCFEpidemiologyInterest@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: TBA

Event Coordinator: TBA


Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jay Ladde

Group email: ucf.emig@gmail.com 

President: Jacob Wright

Vice President: Maureen Mohan

Treasurer: Spencer Adams

Secretary: Stephanie Schiffert

Events/Research Coordinator: Brendan Sweeney

M3 Liaison: Deborah Shimshoni

M4 Liaison: Joshua Nims


ENT Interest Group (Otolaryngology Interest Group)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Seidman

Group email: ucfcom.ent@gmail.com

President: Brad Richey

Vice President: Lauren Pmerantz

Treasurer: Daniel Kwak

Secretary: Sina Koochakzadeh

M3 Liaison: Alex Waler

M4 Liaison: Hamad Sagheer


Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Magdalena Pasarica

Group email: UCFFMIG@gmail.com

President: Lorraine Hoyos

Vice President: Ashish Bibireddy

Treasurer: Vacant

M3 Liaison: Joe Skowronski

M4 Liaison: Vacant


Hand in Hand (A family support group)

Advisor: Mrs. Allison Kommer

Group email: TBA

Directors: Eric Wilson & Andrew Bomar


Healthcare Innovations (HI)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mariana Dangiolo

Group email: HIucfcom@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: TBA


History of Medicine (HoM)

Faculty Advisro: Dr. Saad Shaikh

Group email: Hom.ucfcom@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: TBA


Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abdo Asmar

Group email: UCFIMIG@gmail.com

President: Huzaifa Wasanwala

Vice President: Kristijan Bogdanovski

Treasurer: Irina Tardif

Secretary: Evan Chen

M3 Journal Club Liaison: Vacant

M4 Journal Club Liaisons: Morgan Elysse & RJ Bustami


KNIGHTS Clinic

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Magdelena Pasarica

Group email: Knightsclinic@gmail.com


LGBTQ+ Medical Student Allies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lindsay Taliaferro

Group email: ucfcom.lgbtmedstudentsallies@gmail.com

President: Matt Abrams

Vice President: Kyle Sanchez

Treasurer: Rebecca Joseph

Secretary: Kevin Petersen

Transgender Inclusion Representative: Connor Middelton


Medicine & Horsemanship (M&H)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Gibson

Group email: medicineandhorsemanship@gmail.com

President: John Wiegand

Vice President: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Secretary: TBD

M3 Liaison: Edward He

M4 Liaisons: Pressley Chakales & Jacklyn Locklear


Medical Anesthesiology Society (MAS)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Relin Yang & Tejash Dungarani

Group email: ucfcom.mas@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Secretary: TBA

M3 Liaison: TBA

M4 Liaison: TBA


Medical Campus Outreach (MCO)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brandon Carr

Group email: ucfmco@gmail.com

President: TBD

Vice President: TBD

Director of Outreach: TBD


Medical Students Providing Across Continents (MedPACt)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan

Group email: board@ucfglobalhealth.org

Executive Director: Tabitha Eckert

Directors of Service: Annalisa Sega & David Gittess

Director of Finance: DK Nguyen

Director of Education: Justin Chacko

Director of Records: Alex Gartland

Conference Directors: Vincent Cendan & Benjamin Daines

Research Chair: Alexia Bossan

Directors of Community Outreach: Riegel Spogen & Brendan Sweeney


Medical Informatics (MI)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Lebowitz

Group email: ucfmedical@gmail.com

President: Alex Gartland

Vice President: DK Nguyen

Treasurer: Andy Wang

Secretary: Andrew Pollizzi


Movement is Medicine (MiM)

Faculty Advisor: TBD

Group email: ucfcommim@gmail.com

President: TBD

Vice President: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Secretary: TBD

 

Mission Nutrition (MN)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jacque Nyenhuis

Group email: missionnutritionucf@gmail.com

President: Michael Fiorino

Vice President: Ana Parus

Treasurer: Neha Bhasker

Secretary: Mohammad Ahsan

M3 Liaison: Vacant


Medical Literature Book Club (MLBC)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cori Baill

Group email: UCFMedLit@gmail.com

Co-President: Amy Fitch & Anna Jacobs

Vice President: Shivani Patel

Treasurer: Kelly Cho

Secretary: Jenna Driscoll


Military Medicine Interest Group (MMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Peppler

Group email: UCFMMIG@gmail.com

President: TBD

Vice President: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Secretary: TBD

Secretary of Defense: TBD

Secretary of the Air Force: TBD

Secretary of the Army: TBD

Secretary of the Navy: TBD

M4 Liaison: TBD


Neurological Surgery Interest Group (NSIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Sanders

Group email: ucfnsig@yahoo.com

President & M4 Liaison: Steven Glener

Co-President: Tanya Singh

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: Jake Tenewitz

Secretary: Kristen HoSang

M3 Liaison: TBA


Obstetrics & Gynecology Interest Group (OGIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan

Group email: ucfcomogig@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: TBA

Director of Reproductive Health Interest:

M3 Liaison: TBA

M4 Liaison: TBA


Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mehul Patel

Group email: ucfcomoig@gmail.com

President: TBD

Vice President: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Secretary: TBD

M3 Liaison: TBD


Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Interest Group (OSMIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Kirkpatrick

Group email: ucfosmig@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Secretary: TBA

Community Outreach Chair: TBA

M3 Liaisons: Jordan Deal & Amelia Winter

M4 Liaisons: TBA


Pediatric Interest Group (PIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Colleen Moran-Bano

Group email: pigucfcom@gmail.com

President: Vincent Cendan

Vice President: Katie Ballantyne

Treasurer: Oriana Fermin

Secretary: Emma Hignett

Event Coordinators: Sankalp Goberdhan & Evan Chen

M3 Liaison: Heather Kraft

M4 Liaison: Morgan Irwin-Weyant


Preventive Medicine & Aging Group (PMAG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mariana Dangiolo

Group email: ucfpmag@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: TBA


Pathology Medical Student Interest Group (PMSIG)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Mujtaba Husain & Vania Zayat

Group email: UCFPathologyInterest@gmail.com

President: Holly Moots

Vice President: Matthew Moench

Treasurer: Elias Eid

Secretary: Nicholas Richwagen

M3 Liaison: Elizabeth Pernicone

M4 Liaison: Vacant


Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group (PRSIG)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Adam Oppenheimer & David Plank

Group email: prsigucf@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: TBA

M3 Liaison:TBA

M4 Liaison: TBA


Peer Support Group (PSG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Katherine Daly

Boards TBD


PsychSIGN

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anuja Mehta

Group email: ucfcompsychsign@gmail.com

President: Matt Abrams

Vice President: Jenny Huynh

Publicity/Treasurer: Sheena Orellana

Secretary: Timothy Le


Reproductive Health Interest Group (RHIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Georgia Lamvu

Group email: ucfreproductivehealth@gmail.com

Director: TBD

National Coordinator & Resource Manager: TBD

Community Outreach Coordinator: TBD

Director of Education & Curriculum Reform: TBD

Upperclassman Coordinator: TBD


Radiology Interest Group (RIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Craig Johnson

Group email: rig.ucf.med@gmail.com

President: Kevin Boyd

Vice President: Andrew Pollizzi

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: Irina Tardif

M3 Liaison: Jerry French

M4 Liaison: Matt Burger


Rising Youth

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anuja Mehta

Group email: risingyouthfl@gmail.com

Executive Director: Sanya Sellers

Director of Operations: Cornell Lee

Directors of Education: Pressley Chakales & Srikar Reddy

Directors of Outreach: Kevin Petersen & Chavi Rehani

Lead Teachers: Ashlee Smith & Margot Samson


Rising Medical Scholars Association (RMSA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr, Shiva Kalidinidi

Group email: ucfrmsa@gmail.com

President: TBD

Vice President: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Secretary: TBD

Event Coordinator: TBD


Students Interested in Academic Medicine (SIAM)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abdo Asmar

Group email: siam.ucfmed@gmail.com

President: TBD

Vice President: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Secretary: TBD

M3 Liaison: TBD

M4 Liaison: TBD


Surgery Interest Group (SIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Juan Cendan

Group email: ucfsurgery@gmail.com

President: Michael Fiorino

Vice President: Margaret Kennedy

Treasurer: Brendan Sweeney

Secretary: Lauren Pomerantz

M3 Liaisons: Joe Skorwronski & Alex Waler

M4 Liaisons: Tanya Singh & Steve Kong


Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Sanders

Group email: UCF.COM.NEURO@gmail.com

President: TBD

Vice President: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Secretary: TBD

M3 Liaison: TBD

M4 Liaison: TBD


Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Advisor: Ms. Ethel Smith

Group email: SNMAatUCF@gmail.com

President: TBD

Vice President of Underrepresented Community Outreach: TBD

Vice President of Academic Minority Enrichment: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Secretary: TBD

M3 Liaison: TBD

M4 Liaison: TBD


Student Council

Advisors: Ms. Casey Smith & Ms. Soraya Smith

Presidents: Andrey Suprun (M4), Cole Friedes (M3), Kevin Petersen (M2), Cristina Cabrerra (M1)

Vice Presidents: Heather Lesch (M4), Lacie Turnbull (M3), Evan Johnson (M2), Matt Abrams (M1)

Treasurers: Robert Le (M4), Srikar Reddy (M3), Robert Pell (M2), Margaret Kennedy (M2)

Secretaries: Ashley Goordeen (M4), Nimai Patel (M3), Elizabeth Pernicone (M2), Gabriela Castro (M1)


Urology Interest Group (UIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hubert Swana

Group email: ucf.uig@gmail.com

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: TBA

M3 Liaison: TBA

M4 Liaison: TBA


Ultrasound Interest Group (USIG)

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Christine Kauffman & Alfredo Tirado

Group email: USIGUCF@gmail.com

President: TBD

Vice President of Education: TBD

Vice President of Service: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Secretary: TBD


Vascular Surgery Interest Group (VSIG)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Frederick Fisher

Group email: ucfcomvsig@gmail.com

President: Jeslin Kera

Vice President: Vacant

Treasurer: Vacant

Secretary: Vacant


Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Martin Klaphke

Group email: ucf.wildernessmedicine@gmail.com

President: Sean Nguyen

Vice President: Ben Daines

Treasurer: Michael Ren

Secretary: Alex Gartland