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New UF master’s degree to help doctors become better teachers

The University of Florida has established a new master’s degree program geared toward helping physicians be better teachers and training them to be scholars in the field. The colleges of Education and Medicine have joined forces to offer an online joint master’s degree program, which will begin in the fall…

A lifesaving application

Stan’s heart rate stops and his breathing halts as a flat line glows on the computer monitor beside the bed. Teenager Scott Rice hurries to do chest compressions that are deep enough and positioned right, but he struggles to time his compressions at the proper rate of 100 per minute.

UF College of Medicine campuses receive ‘face lifts’

Major changes and upgrades are taking place at the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville and Jacksonville based on student and faculty input. In a recent announcement, David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., UF senior vice president for health affairs and president of the UF&Shands Health System, named a number of…

Help students plan their spring break

This fall, UF College of Medicine students, many of them in their second year, are busy raising funds and awareness for six different international health outreach trips, held during spring break, March 3-10, 2012.

The gift and lesson of listening

There is a meaningful tradition that happens every year during the new student orientation week at the UF College of Medicine. The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs presents a surprise gift made possible by an anonymous donor to all first-year medical students.

A week of firsts for new med students

The 136 members of the UF College of Medicine’s class of 2015 arrived at the Communicore Building Monday morning in their best suits, ready to begin the challenging—and rewarding—journey that is medical school.

Dr. Peter Small’s challenge to 2011 grads

“I ask each of you new physicians here to take on a really big problem, a deep inequity, and work to solve it. There is no shortage of such problems if we open our minds to them. It is my belief that a shrinking and flattening world makes…

Outfitting tomorrow’s physicians

The UF College of Medicine’s class of 2013 was joined by nearly 1,000 family, friends, faculty, alumni and staff as they marked the transition from basic science education to clinical training during the 14th Annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, May 15.