Becoming a Physician

Scholarship recipients share their experiences as UF medical students

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From students to physicians

Posted: Jun 5th, 2015 •• Category: Uncategorized

UF medical student bloggers and scholarship recipients Girard Cua and Lauren Simmons achieved their dream of becoming physicians at the UF College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony, May 16. To close this chapter of their lives, Cua and Simmons take us through their four-year journey of medical school through the words they wrote along the way. […]

The end

Posted: May 13th, 2015 •• Category: Uncategorized

These last few weeks of school have flown by. There is not much left to say now, with things drawing to a close. We are in our last week of Internship 101, which has been a good review of the important things we need to know for our first year as doctors. There is really […]

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Thank you, University of Florida College of Medicine

Posted: May 6th, 2015 •• Category: Uncategorized

I am very thankful to the UF COM family —all of the faculty and staff I have worked with over the years during this journey through medical school. In particular, I would like to thank Dr. Heather Harrell for her physical exam expertise, creative interactive case-based teaching sessions and for helping me see my passion for […]

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Cruising to the finish line

Posted: Apr 28th, 2015 •• Category: Uncategorized

I recently completed my last clinical rotation of fourth year and I spent it on the Mobile Outreach Clinic (MOC) Bus. The goal of the MOC is to travel to underserved communities of Gainesville to provide basic medical care. This experience was a great way to end fourth year because I got to spend weeks […]

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The last weeks of school

Posted: Apr 28th, 2015 •• Category: Uncategorized

This past month has been fairly quiet, which is a good thing. Having finished all of my required rotations, I decided to spend some time exploring some electives I thought would be useful for my future career. I spent the first two weeks of April with the radiology team in Jacksonville, where I learned how […]

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Nearing the finish line

Posted: Mar 31st, 2015 •• Category: Uncategorized

In a little under two months, my four-year journey through medical school will be over. This last leg of the marathon was by no means smooth, however. You would think I would get used to how hectic and unexpected things can be, but life always has a way of surprising you. As it turns out, […]

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My month with the dermatology team

Posted: Feb 17th, 2015 •• Category: Uncategorized

I have spent the last four weeks staring at people’s skin — with their permission, of course. I have been working with the Dermatology team at UF, and it has been an eye-opening experience. The skin is such an interesting organ; everyone has it and there are so many different shades, quirks and curiosities you […]

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The interview trail — with a surprise ending

Posted: Jan 29th, 2015 •• Category: Uncategorized

From coast to coast and north to south, I racked up quite a few frequent-flyer miles and put some extra miles on my car during the interview season. Two months of packing and unpacking suitcases gets old fast, along with nonstop traveling, but overall it was fun going to different places. On the journey, I […]

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The End of 2014

Posted: Dec 30th, 2014 •• Category: Uncategorized

This 2014 holiday season has been the last that I’ll have as a student with free time, and I’ve had a chance to relax before the New Year and my last semester of medical school. It does feel strange writing that down and knowing that graduation is just around the corner. Time has gone by […]

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Interview season

Posted: Dec 1st, 2014 •• Category: Uncategorized

Over the past few weeks, I have done more traveling than I can ever remember doing in one period of time. I’ve been to places all over the Southeast, traveling to interesting states like Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi and Virginia. Sadly, this has not been for vacation, but for interview season. At this time of year, […]

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