Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘UCF’

UCF med school students get ceremonial white lab coats

UCF med school students get ceremonial white lab coats

ORLANDO, Fla. — A record-setting class of medical students got their white lab coats at the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine. The traditional white coat ceremony Monday morning welcomed 120 new medical students. It was the first time the new class had reached full enrollment, officials said. Courtney Mascoe isn’t sure what she [...]

UCF Scrubs Dental School Plans

UCF Scrubs Dental School Plans

University of Central Florida administrators scrapped a multi-million dollar plan to build a dental school near its college of medicine in Lake Nona. The university’s plan to build the dental school was announced in May. A key committee was set to review its plans Wednesday and the Florida Board of Governors would have voted on [...]

UCF dental school at the Medical City would boost the region’s health care and economy

UCF dental school at the Medical City would boost the region’s health care and economy

For years this editorial board has encouraged and applauded the development of Orlando’s Medical City at Lake Nona. We believe its success is critical to building a broader, stronger economy in Central Florida — an economy that goes beyond tourism and construction. So we can’t help but be drawn to a proposal to locate a [...]

UCF plans to open dental school in 2014

UCF plans to open dental school in 2014

University of Central Florida plans to open a dental school near its College of Medicine in the heart of Lake Nona’s Medical City. UCF officials announced Thursday that they’re looking to open a College of Dental Medicine in 2014 that would graduate about 100 dentists a year. But some state officials and administrators at other [...]

MLS program prepares students for work

MLS program prepares students for work

Today’s economy is both a stressful and terrifying time for graduates. With Florida’s high unemployment rate, some graduates remain in school longer than necessary rather than face the harsh reality that is today’s job market. However, life after graduation isn’t as scary of a thought for all graduates. UCF’s Medical Laboratory Science program, offered through [...]

UCF Med school seeks silver nod for green building

UCF Med school seeks silver nod for green building

The University of Central Florida’s $69.5 million College of Medicine at Lake Nona in southeast Orlando is seeking silver certification from the United States Green Building Council. The four-story, 175,000-square-foot facility reduced its potential environmental impacts in several categories: a 64 percent reduction in water use for irrigation, a 48 percent reduction in indoor-water use, [...]

County Leaders Visit Orlando’s Medical City

County Leaders Visit Orlando’s Medical City

Orlando is getting healthier, both physically and economically. Much of the credit goes to what is called “Medical City,” a 600-acre park where half a dozen medical facilities are under construction in the Lake Nona development outside of Orlando. A new $655-million Veteran’s Affairs hospital is being built, so is a 95-bed children’s specialty hospital [...]

Airport officials dust off plans for 1,800 acres near “medical city”

Airport officials dust off plans for 1,800 acres near “medical city”

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has joined the list of developers and landowners hoping to cash in on the “medical city” that’s rising out of pasture land in southeastern Orange County. For more than 20 years, GOAA has owned an 1,800-acre parcel of vacant land south of the airport, originally purchased to provide wetlands mitigation [...]

UCF med school names Verduin associate dean for students

UCF med school names Verduin associate dean for students

Marcia Verduin, M.D., a psychiatrist who has held leadership roles at the University of Central Florida’s new medical since 2007, has been appointed associate dean for students. She previously served as assistant dean for students and replaces Randolph Manning, who has retired. In her new role, Verduin, shown at left, will continue to work on [...]

‘Nonathon’ Celebrates New Medical School

‘Nonathon’ Celebrates New Medical School

The day after finishing their final exams, 24 students from the UCF College of Medicine’s charter class ran a 24.7-mile “Nonathon” relay race Thursday to celebrate the college’s upcoming move to Lake Nona and raise money for student scholarships. The students began the relay at 6 a.m. at the UCF Reflecting Pond at the Orlando [...]