Med School Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge “WAVE”

Med School Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge “WAVE”

More than 100 UCF College of Medicine students, faculty and staff members did a giant Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS “WAVE” on the Tavistock Green Friday, led by Dr. Deborah German, founding dean of the 6-year-old medical school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URVuW1DFCTs&feature=youtu.be Before dousing herself with ice water, Dr. German challenged every medical school dean in America and […]

  • Students, Engineers, Doctors, Clergy Spend Summer as International Samaritans

    Thirty medical, nursing, pharmacy and engineering students from the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida set up four rural clinics and saw nearly 600 patients in Dominican Republic this summer as part of a UCF global health program. An accompanying chaplain also helped hundreds dealing with emotional distress linked to physical abuse. […]

  • UCF Pegasus Health Offers DEXA Scans For Bone Health

    About 54 million Americans have osteopenia and osteoporosis, making them more susceptible to bone fractures and breaks. Symptoms of this “silent disease” don’t normally appear until the first break happens–typically in the hip, spine or wrist. Now UCF Pegasus Health, the physician practice for the UCF College of Medicine, offers DEXA scans, widely regarded as […]

  • UCF Health Services Ranks No. 2 Among Nation's Universities, Colleges

    The University of Central Florida’s Health Services was ranked No. 2 in the nation from among more than 2,500 universities and colleges, according to a survey of students released today by The Princeton Review. UCF’s ranking was included in the education company’s annual guide, “The Best 379 Colleges,” which was based on responses from 130,000 […]


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    The UCF College of Medicine welcomed its sixth class of medical students – and its second class at full enrollment – Monday (August 4) at the “White Coat Ceremony,” a traditional event where a medical school recognizes first-year students as colleagues dedicated to patient care. With its second full class, the College of Medicine now […]

  • Medical Student Helps Create The Medical Student Press

    A rising second-year UCF medical student has co-founded the Medical Student Press www.themspress.org, an online open-access medical student publishing group. Gabriel Glaun, a member of the College of Medicine’s class of 2017, is executive editor while Mica Esquenazi, a member of the University of Rochester School of Medicine’s class of 2017, is editor-in-chief. The two […]

  • Fulfilling a 6-Year-Old's Dream: UCF Students Design and Build Him an Arm

    The thing Alex Pring hated most about kindergarten wasn’t learning to cut, paste or count. It was answering the same question everyone asks when they meet the 6-year-old. “What happened to your arm?” Alex is missing his right arm from just above his elbow, and it’s the one thing he doesn’t like talking about. “I […]

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