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Celebrating our graduates

This spring, PhD and MD students crossed the stage during a series of commencement ceremonies, transitioning from students to alumni and adding the word "Dr." in front of their names for the first time. The UF College of Medicine was grateful to be able to celebrate with UF President Kent Fuchs, who was present for a whirlwind 28 commencement ceremonies this season.

Hear from a handful of MD graduates from the class of 2021 as they share messages with their classmates and reflect on their time in medical school, where they laid the groundwork for their careers as physicians, found inspiration in their mentors and formed lifelong bonds.

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Strategic planning entering phase 2

With survey data and college community feedback gathered, we are coming to the end of phase 1 of the College of Medicine’s comprehensive strategic planning process. Phase 2 will involve analysis and identifying themes. See the Gantt chart for a more detailed view of the timeline.

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A lifetime of achievements

The Faculty Council honored five notable faculty members during last week's Spring Faculty Appreciation reception held virtually through Zoom. Each of the recipients' achievements and commitment to improving the health and well-being of others represent the very best of the College of Medicine.

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Moving to raise millions
In April, the annual Dance Marathon at UF event raised $2.27 million to help patients at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.
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Podcast: Latest Clinical Guidelines for Management of Stroke
May is Stroke Awareness Month. In this podcast, Brian Hoh, MD, chair of the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery and the James and Brigitte Marino Family Professor, discusses the latest clinical guidelines for management of stroke.
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School of Physician Assistant Studies White Coat Ceremony
Celebrate with the class of 2022 June 4 at 3 p.m.
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Danny's Dream continues to inspire

College of Medicine physicians affiliated with the UF Health Cancer Center attended the annual Danny's Dream event May 15 in Longboat Key, Florida. They thanked supporters who help fund pediatric cancer research at UF, and they spoke about the progress being made to improve treatments for children diagnosed with cancer.

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Helping shape the next generation

The college extends a warm thank you to 1985 graduate and South Florida ophthalmologist Mark Michels, MD, for his service to students and alumni during his term as president of the Medical Alumni Board of Directors. Michels passed the torch to 2001 graduate and UF Health OB-GYN Shireen Madani Sims, MD, during the spring board meeting May 15.

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School of PA Studies sets the standard

Nina Multak, PhD, MPAS, the Randolph B. Mahoney Director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies, provided a guest piece for the Physician Assistant Education Association's publication, outlining what sets the UF School of PA Studies apart and describing her students' optimistic approach to their PA education.

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