When Medicine Runs In the Family

When Medicine Runs In the Family

Dr. Mahesh Allam had a flood of emotions as he watched his daughter, Shalini, rip open the envelope that revealed she’ll spend the next three years at Georgetown University Hospital getting her internal medicine residency training. That’s the same city where he did his training 30 years ago – and his daughter, a UCF medical […]

UCF-HCA Gain 162 New Residents, Fellows

Katherine Choi loved building the UCF College of Medicine as a student. So when a leader of UCF’s new partnership obstetrics and gynecology residency talked to Choi about building its new program, her reaction was swift and certain: “Let’s do this.” On Friday, Choi got the opportunity, matching into an OB-GYN specialty at North Florida […]

Courage, Persistence Mark Match Day Journey for Medical Students

Mother and daughter had traveled this journey together – when other medical schools thought Jessica Fernandez couldn’t handle their rigorous programs, and four years later when supporters are showcasing Fernandez’s success at UCF as inspiration for others to follow their dreams. On Friday, they stood at National Match Day, arms around each other, waiting to […]

Snaith: Tax Cut, Regulatory Reform Help Feed Economic Recovery

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed by Congress in late December finally gives the country economic reform we can sink our teeth into, says University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith in his latest U.S. Economic Forecast. “After a steady stream of unfulfilling nothing burgers, Washington, D.C., has finally prepared a ‘something’ burger: an […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.