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MD class of 2022 gears up for Match Day

On Friday, March 18, students from the UF College of Medicine class of 2022 — along with fourth-year medical students around the country — will announce where they will complete their residency training.

Family, friends and the UF College of Medicine community can celebrate this milestone by tuning in to a livestream* of the event beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

A watch event organized by first-year medical students for faculty, staff and students will take place beginning at 11 a.m. at the Harrell Medical Education Building Room 125.

You can follow live event updates and join the conversation on social media using #UFMatch and #Match2022.

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Faculty mentorship resource center in progress

As a project under the people pillar of the College of Medicine's strategic plan, an online faculty mentorship resource center is currently making progress, with opportunities for faculty engagement and feedback under the leadership of project lead Jennifer Bizon, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of neuroscience.

Bizon said she hopes to launch the online portal at the end of the summer and will soon be sending out surveys to faculty of all experience levels. She said the surveys are designed to help determine the skills faculty members can offer and gauge people's mentorship needs.

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Department spotlight: Obstetrics and gynecology

John C. Smulian, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, shares his thoughts on why the department is on track to continue an expansion of its breadth and depth of services across the region in 2022.

Last year, the team saw about a 10% increase in both births and surgeries, and this growth is expected to continue. A new midwifery program is being established in 2022, which will provide a new and unique service at UF Health for a number of prospective patients, increasing access to birthing services.

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MRI study unveils key details of brain’s waste-removal system
A high-tech imaging study led by UF neuroscientists and collaborators adds to the burgeoning understanding of the brain’s waste-removal system.
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Remembering Dr. Charles Richard Conti
Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles Richard Conti, an internationally recognized cardiologist whose esteemed career influenced physicians across the world and helped improve the quality of life for countless people, passed away Feb. 21.
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Medical Education Week coming soon
Mark your calendar for March 14-17!
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View strategic plan initiatives dashboard
Track the progress of initiatives under the seven pillars of the strategic plan.
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UF surgery resident discusses importance of LGBTQ+ inclusion in JAMA Surgery

In a recent JAMA Surgery article, Jordan McKean, M.D., a second-year resident in the department of surgery, shares her experience in looking for a program that is transparent about its inclusivity and discusses LGBTQ diversity in the field of surgery.

“It’s important to see people like yourself in positions you aspire to so you can think, ‘OK, I’m going to be accepted in this field, in this area that I want to dedicate my life to,’” McKean said.

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Dr. William O. Collins named otolaryngology department chair

William O. Collins, M.D., FACS, FAAP, will serve as the next chair of the UF College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology. Collins joined the UF College of Medicine faculty in 2006 as division chief of pediatric otolaryngology, providing training to residents and fellows, medical students and staff. He has served as the residency program director for nine years and has led the division’s operating room management as surgical director for the past five years, in addition to caring for patients in a busy clinical practice.

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UF Health Proton Therapy Institute reaches milestone in patient care

In late February, a Jacksonville woman became the 10,000th person to complete proton therapy at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute.

Proton therapy, also called proton beam therapy, delivers a precise radiation dose to destroy tumors and minimize damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute was the first to offer this advanced form of radiation treatment in the southeastern U.S. when it opened in 2006.

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