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University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
6850 Lake Nona Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32827
Phone
(407) 266-1000
Email address
medweb@ucf.edu
School Information
"Established in 2006, the UCF College of Medicine is one of the first U.S. medical schools in decades to be built from the ground up. As a new medical school, UCF’s program epitomizes innovation, high-tech learning tools and a pioneering spirit to educate young doctors and scientists in a new and better way for the 21st century. The college is unique nationally because of its large undergraduate and graduate programs in biomedicine through its Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. The Burnett School has almost 3,000 undergraduate majors — making it the third most popular major at UCF. The medical school also offers joint degrees, including an M.D./Ph.D., an M.D./M.B.A. and an M.D./M.S. degree in hospitality" (Source: https://med.ucf.edu/about/).
General Information
The University of Central Florida College of Medicine has engaged in anti-racist efforts on numerous fronts. The Council for Diversity and Inclusion was formed and has set various goals to complete, including goals related to recruitment and retention, among others. The school hosts numerous events pertaining to race and to LGBTQ+ topics. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The Council for Diversity and Inclusion has set a goal to also “Recruit and Retain Diverse Students/Faculty/Staff.”
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosts many events on topics such as “The Intersectionality of Race and Different Abilities,” “Exploring the Basic Tenants of Social and Health Inequities,” “Strategies for Inclusive GME Recruitment,” “How to Incorporate Health Equity Into the Medical Curriculum,” and “LGBTQI+ Health: Creating Safer Healing Spaces, Improving Access and Eliminating Disparities.”
Program and Research Funding
  • The Council for Diversity and Inclusion has set a goal to “Provide Excellent Diversity Education and Scholarship.”
Resources
  • The medical school states that its mission is to promote DEI “so that every research study includes diverse subjects and that the results have real external validity” and “so that every student, staff and faculty member has an opportunity to explore their own biases and work to eliminate them.”
Symbolic Actions
  • Furthermore, the Council for Diversity and Inclusion set a goal to “Demonstrate Diversity as a Core Value.”
  • The Council for Diversity and Inclusion additionally set a goal to “Engage in Meaningful Outreach with Diverse Communities.”
Last updated November 21st, 2022
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