Medical School Begins Joint M.D.-Ph.D. Degree

Medical School Begins Joint M.D.-Ph.D. Degree

Starting in fall 2015, UCF will offer a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree for students wishing to focus their health careers on both patient care and medical research. Established top-tier medical schools like Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Johns Hopkins offer M.D.-Ph.D. programs for “physician-scientists” — healthcare professionals who want to care for patients while also pursuing research […]

  • Keeping Up With Cancer Research — and Mustaches

    Biotechnology graduate Bradley Campagna, ’11, is one of many “Mo Bros” who have taken up the fight against cancer — along with sprouting a November mustache as part of the annual Movember Foundation campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Campagna, a cytogenetic technologist who delivers results to cancer patients, said most of his co-workers at […]

  • Legislative Grants Aids UCF Crohn's Disease Research

    The UCF College of Medicine has received a $500,000 grant from the Florida Legislature to further its research into Crohn’s disease and is sharing the funding with the University of Miami to investigate causes and better treatments for patients sickened with the inflammatory bowel disease. Part of UCF’s funding will study whether fried foods cause […]

  • 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 […]


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  • Biomedical Students Apply Science to Diagnose Simulated Patient

    Meet patient Isaac Morris who is complaining of shortness of breath and a fast pulse. College of Medicine assistant professor Dr. David Harris asks his undergraduate physiology students to step closer to assess the patient’s condition because Mr. Morris is showing all the signs of an asthma attack. Isaac Morris is one of the mannequin […]

  • Collaboration Brings Research Training, Career Opportunities

    Thirteen biomedical and other senior undergraduates have completed UCF’s first science-technology internship program, a collaboration working to build Central Florida’s biomedical workforce. The College of Medicine, the UCF Office of Experiential Learning, and Career Source of Central Florida worked together to create the “Laboratory Experience and Research in Biomedical Sciences” (LERBS) internship. Through it, qualified […]

  • UCF Pride: Father Hoods Son At M.D. Graduation

    As he prepared to hood the 40th UCF College of Medicine graduate, Dr. Charles Reilly fought back tears — without success. This student, in the young college’s second class, was his son, Chris. With an emotional bear hug on stage, the father, assistant to the provost and a Ph.D. in engineering, welcomed another doctor to […]

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Research at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

The four main areas of research at the UCF College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences are featured.