Medical School Expert Invited to White House to Share New Opioid Curriculum

Medical School Expert Invited to White House to Share New Opioid Curriculum

A UCF College of Medicine assistant dean, who is leading efforts to educate medical students about the dangers of prescribing opioids for chronic pain, has been invited to Washington to share the school’s expanded curriculum on the dangers of the highly addictive drugs. Dr. Martin Klapheke, assistant dean for medical education and professor of psychiatry, […]

UCF College of Medicine Professor a Finalist for Hispanic Chamber Award

A University of Central Florida College of Medicine professor is a finalist for the 19th annual Don Quijote Excellence Award, an honor that recognizes Hispanic Central Floridians who excel in their profession. Dr. Aileen Caceres, clerkship director and assistant professor at the College of Medicine, is up for the Don Quijote Award that is sponsored […]

UCF to Begin Double Degree in Engineering-Biomedical Sciences for Pre-Med

As medicine incorporates greater use of technology – in areas such as tissue engineering and 3-D printing – UCF will begin  a double-degree program in engineering and biomedical sciences in Fall 2017 that that will prepare outstanding, technically versed candidates for medical school. The new Medicine-Engineering Double Degree (MEDD) program is a partnership between the […]

UCF-HCA Partnership Gets First Surgical Residency Program

UCF’s College of Medicine and Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) North Florida Division have received approval to begin their eighth residency program – the first in general surgery – and will begin training physicians in July 2017 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)’s approval of the new surgical […]


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A bold move by UCF. 30,000 jobs. And billions in economic development. The only project of its kind. Some call it a game changer. We call it a medical city. With research, hospitals and a College of Medicine…we’re transforming and savings lives. I’m Rick Walsh, UCF Class of ’77.