QPR a thon: Suicide Prevention Training

QPR a thon: Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide can be prevented. Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects people of all ages. It is the tenth leading cause of death for Americans and the second leading cause in the college-age population. However, people rarely communicate openly about suicide, which hinders effective prevention. On March 27, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) trainers […]

Med School Hosts Florida Lupus Foundation Event April 8

What happens when your body wages war on itself? When the immune system that’s supposed to protect you from disease suddenly attacks healthy cells and tissues? The 1.5 million Americans with lupus are living that scenario. Their chronic rheumatic disease causes symptoms such as extreme fatigue, pain and disfiguring rashes and can cause damage to […]

Residency Programs Growing With UCF Graduates

UCF and Hospital Corporation of America’s joint residency programs gained more than 100 new physicians after National Match Day results and nine of the new residents are from the UCF College of Medicine. Through a partnership with HCA, UCF now has 11 accredited residency programs in Central and North Central Florida with more on the […]

Matched Med Students Fulfill Dreams

At exactly noon Friday, with her teenage daughters at her side, UCF medical student Kesha Thomas took one more deep breath, whispered a prayer and opened an envelope that in the words of her dean would “open the doors to your future.” The letter read, University of South Florida, Internal Medicine, Thomas’ first choice because […]

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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.