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Scholarship keeps memory of student alive

More than 10 years ago, friends and family of a UF College of Medicine student came together to create a scholarship fund in her memory. Caroline Annette Cody, a member of the UF College of Medicine class of 2003, was tragically killed during her first year of medical school.

First contact

For Gainesville family practitioner Daniel Rubin, M.D., his preceptorship during his first year of medical school at UF cemented his desire to pursue a career in primary care. He spent two weeks shadowing an internal medicine doctor in a small town in the Florida Panhandle and liked the connections the…

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.

The ultimate gift

The UF College of Medicine’s class of 2015 expressed their sincere gratitude and final farewells in a letter to the individuals who donated their bodies to science. The anatomy class presented the letter as part of a memorial ceremony held in the HPNP Auditorium Dec. 6.

An evening in honor of the UF Medical Guild

More than 70 students, faculty, staff and guests joined guild members Nov. 30 at the Shands Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida’s Garden of Hope to celebrate the guild’s contribution to the college.

Activism with heart

Levi Watkins, M.D., clearly recalled the time a woman sitting beside him on a plane collapsed into the aisle on a flight to Nashville about 11 years ago. “It was clear she was in trouble,” said the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine associate dean and professor of cardiac surgery at…

A family gathering

Nicole Lawrence, M.D., chuckled as she listened to a professor talk about his first day as an intern. Lawrence, a pediatric gastroenterology fellow, and about 30 other people gathered at the University of Florida President’s House Nov. 14 for the Underrepresented Minority Housestaff Reception, an event sponsored by the…