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Countdown to Graduation and White Coat ceremonies

This weekend, medical students of the class of 2011 and 2013 will share the stage of the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for two very important events in their medical careers: the College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony and White Coat Ceremony.

Someone to look up to

It’s telling, perhaps, that one of the first things Maureen Novak, M.D., did after accepting the 2011 College of Medicine Hippocratic Award was dish out a little praise of her own.

Match Madness

Twenty-one students chose a primary care specialty, such as family or internal medicine, pediatrics or obstetrics/gynecology. Twenty-seven percent will stay in Florida for their residencies, with 17 percent doing their residency at UF, said Patrick Duff, M.D., the college’s associate dean for student affairs.

Open Hearts

The Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which celebrates compassion in medicine, inducted 24 medical students, six residents and two faculty members during an event at the Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.

Patient privacy should be respected abroad and online

Taking an unauthorized photo of a patient and posting it on Facebook is a giant no-no for health-care providers, who follow strict federal guidelines protecting patient privacy. But what if the patient is a little girl in Ecuador……