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.
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.
Graduating UF medical student Paul O’Rourke knew from the beginning of medical school that he wanted to enter a specialty that was very patient-focused. At first he leaned toward pediatrics but changed his mind.
The day after her graduation from the UF College of Medicine, Sonja Boulware is planning to start a new life on the other side of the U.S.
Fourth-year medical student Liliana Bustamante knew she wanted to be a doctor, even as a child in Colombia, South America. But when her family emigrated to South Florida when she was 16, she struggled to speak English and wasn’t even sure how to apply to medical school in the U.S.
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.
People — patients, medical students, residents and colleagues — are what a five-decade career in the UF College of Medicine has been about for neonatologist Donald Vern Eitzman, M.D., a distinguished service professor emeritus of pediatrics.
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.
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……
Dr. Marian C. Limacher has been named senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development for UF’s College of Medicine……