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Engage, Innovate, Excel | 2026
‘Remember the honor of being part of your patient’s story’

After four years of tireless training — through the rigors of a pandemic, no less — 130 members of the University of Florida College of Medicine class of 2022 took the Hippocratic Oath and walked across the stage of the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday to receive their medical degrees.

“For the first time, you will be able to write the initials M.D. after your name,” said Joseph Fantone, M.D., senior associate dean for educational affairs, before the newly minted physicians headed to the stage to be hooded by Donna Parker, M.D., associate dean for diversity and health equity, and Shelley Collins, M.D., associate dean for student affairs.

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College completes inventory on policies and practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion on campus

The UF College of Medicine recently wrapped up conversations with key stakeholders from several departments for its Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Culture, or DICE, inventory.

The inventory is part of a recently launched initiative by the Association of American Medical Colleges to help institutions conduct a comprehensive review of institutional policies, practices, procedures and programs that impact the climate and culture around diversity, equity and inclusion and identify strengths and areas for improvement. The College of Medicine is one of 109 participating institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

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Students from PA class of 2023 to receive first white coats in ceremony June 3
Students from PA class of 2023 to receive first white coats in ceremony June 3

Students from the UF School of PA Studies class of 2023 will receive their first white coats in a ceremony at the Health Professions, Nursing & Pharmacy Building June 3.

Family, friends and the UF College of Medicine community can celebrate this milestone by tuning in to a livestream of the event beginning at 2 p.m.

You can also follow live event updates and join the conversation on social media using #UFWhiteCoat.

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1972 alum shares insights with college’s newest graduates
On the 50th anniversary of his graduation from the UF College of Medicine, Richard Talley, M.D. ’72, served as an honorary marshal for the medical school class of 2022 commencement ceremony.
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Save the date — State of the College coming in September
Join the UF College of Medicine Friday, Sept. 23, from 7-8 a.m. for the annual State of the College address by Dean Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A. Reflect on the college's research advancements and educational accomplishments while looking toward our shared path forward.
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Dr. Rosemarie Fernandez selected for prestigious fellowship for female leaders

Rosemarie Fernandez, M.D., a professor in the department of emergency medicine, has been selected as a 2022 fellow for the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, or ELAM, program.

Created by the Drexel University College of Medicine, ELAM is a yearlong fellowship for female faculty in academic medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. It is designed to help develop professional and personal health care leadership skills with a special focus on the unique challenges female leaders face.

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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage

In honor of National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, members of the AAPI and College of Medicine community share what it means to them to celebrate their families and heritages.

“It makes me feel seen to have this time to reflect on my family’s place in our community,” said medical student CJ Arcalas. “When it comes to addressing disparities among various people, you need to be able to live in these communities and get to know them to build their trust and help your patients. Having more representation in medicine helps us know and assist our communities better.”

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Rounds of applause: Spring 2022

The UF College of Medicine congratulates students, faculty, staff and trainees who have recently been recognized by their peers within the college and beyond with awards that honor their hard work and commitment to advancing scientific discovery, education and patient care.

This spring, members of the college community have received awards from the American Physiology Society, the Association for Academic Women, the Society of Women in Urology and more.

Have you or a colleague recently received an accolade? Submit your suggestions for the next quarterly rounds of applause list.

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