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Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation accredited by Society of Simulation in Healthcare

UF's Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation, used by College of Medicine and UF Health professionals for technical training and immersive simulation, was recently awarded full accreditation by the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, an achievement earned by fewer than 30 organizations globally.

Simulation is an important tool medical educators and health care systems can use for a variety of reasons, said Tom LeMaster, M.S.N., M.Ed., R.N., director of education training programs.

“It gives students the opportunity to experience critical events and various scenarios in a safe environment,” he said.

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Share your ideas for strategic plan projects with new online form

The initial initiatives launched under the College of Medicine’s strategic plan were identified through the strategic plan survey responses, retreats and focus group meetings.

The college has now launched an online form to continue to gather ideas from the community about how we can move forward toward fulfilling the vision statements in our strategic plan. If you’d like to share an idea that has the potential to develop into a project, please use the new form found on the strategic plan webpage.

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College of Medicine and UF/IFAS partner to offer health screenings for farmworkers

In collaboration with UF/IFAS, medical students and residents in the College of Medicine recently traveled to rural Wimauma, Florida, near Tampa, to provide free health screenings and nutritional information to dozens of underserved farmworkers.

Norman Beatty, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and global medicine, said mobile clinics can reduce health care disparities among populations that are less likely to have regular health check-ups.

“Our plan is to continue to offer these health fairs throughout Florida where we are needed the most," Beatty said. "Partnering with UF/IFAS, we hope to reach these underserved communities."

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Liver transplant program outcomes reach no. 1 in nation
UF Health Shands’ abdominal transplant program is the only in the country to reach 14 out of 15 possible bars in SRTR’s five-tier outcome system. The program is led by director Thiago Beduschi, M.D., a College of Medicine professor of surgery.
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PA board review course taking place March 3-5
Join the School of PA Studies for a comprehensive three-day board review course from March 3-5. The course is available to professionals, students and clinical preceptors inside the Harrell Medical Education Building. A virtual option is also available.
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» It's time to talk about love! Join UF/IFAS Extension Feb. 18 for a virtual workshop, titled The Art of Effective Communication, where you'll hear from marriage and family professionals across the nation about building stronger relationships.
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Research Day rescheduled for Wednesday, April 6

The College of Medicine’s annual Research Day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 6, with the same great lineup of presentations and events to take place.

Research Day, a celebration of the top-tier innovations taking place each day on campus, will include more than 500 poster presentations from college faculty and their collaborators, an all-new AI & Technology Forum and presentation from a keynote speaker. 

Research Day will take place April 6 from 4-8:30 p.m. at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Light refreshments will be served.

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Academic health center to host Pop Out & Give event for UF Giving Day

The College of Medicine is teaming up with the colleges of Nursing; Dentistry; Public Health & Health Professions; and Pharmacy to host an outdoor fundraising event on UF Giving Day, Feb. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stop by the HPNP courtyard to snack on kettle corn (suggested minimum donation of $5), make friends with Beau the Therapy Dog and celebrate UF Giving Day by supporting the fund of your choice.

Every dollar counts. Stand up and holler this Giving Day to show the rest of the Gator Nation why it's great to be part of the College of Medicine!

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Alumni talk pediatrics at upcoming Gator Specialty Series

Hear from College of Medicine alumni who work with a variety of patients and in different fields each month during a lunch hour meeting for the new Gator Specialty Series.

The series began with insights from accomplished psychiatrists in January. On Feb. 15 from noon to 1 p.m., three alumni pediatricians will answer student questions related to the field. Virtual and in-person viewing options are available.

“The Gator Specialty Series is one of the key ways the College of Medicine can provide exposure to various careers, and our students will have the benefit of learning about career options from day one in medical school,” said Shireen Madani Sims, M.D., assistant dean for student affairs.

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