Class of 2024, Welcome!
Our Class of 2024 orientation will be here before you know it!
The Office of Student Affairs has many functions. It ensures that students are properly registered for all basic science courses and clinical clerkships and electives. It maintains the academic records of all students and serves as a reference source for inquiries from future employers and licensing agencies. Staff members plan many of the major student activities such as orientation programs for all classes, Family and Friends Day for First Year Students, Match Day, the Honors Convocation, the White Coat Ceremony, and Commencement. Perhaps the most important function of the office is assisting students in negotiating the residency and match application process and in deciding upon their future area of specialization. All members of the Office of Student Affairs are firmly committed to ensuring that students feel like valued members of an extended family. Our office exists precisely to be of service to you, and we welcome every opportunity to assist you in your career progression and professional development.
Patrick Duff, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Office of Student Affairs and Registration acts as a branch of the University’s Office of the Registrar. This office assists students with any requests they might make to the Office of the University Registrar or the Office of Student Services located on the main campus.
Services include student registration, drop/add, verification of enrollment, completion of loan deferment forms, good student driver forms, change of address forms, requests for official transcripts, degree applications, and health insurance forms. When in doubt where to submit a request of any kind, check with the Office of Student Affairs and Registration first. We may be able to save you a trip “up the hill” to the main campus.
The Office of Student Affairs and Registration strives to create a comfort zone for students. The staff is pleased to aid and support students whenever possible. There is a computer and telephone/fax located in the office for student use, chairs and desk for writing or reading that quick note, and brochures of interest. We are also pleased to announce the return of the ever-popular candy dish to provide that little comfort treat!
Shelley Wells Collins, M.D. has been named Associate Dean for Student Affairs, a position that serves a pivotal role in the student experience at the UF College of Medicine, from welcoming future Gator MDs at orientation to shepherding them through the residency match process. Dr. Collins will transition into this role over the next semester.
The four years of medical education are divided into preclinical course work (two years) and clinical clerkships and electives (two years)..
STUDENT HONORS AND AWARDS PRESENTED AT GRADUATION At the time of the annual commencement ceremony, several major honors and awards are presented to graduating students.
The medical residency match: a rite of passage to become a doctor in America. Thousands of medical students across the country enter their hopes and statistics into an algorithm that suddenly one afternoon in March simultaneously determines where each will first practice as doctors.
The [MSPE] is prepared for all senior students by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The document is a key part of the residency application packet.
Get to know our office staff.
Our Class of 2024 orientation will be here before you know it! We hope the following information will be helpful to you and alleviate some of your apprehension as to the where, when, and what is expected of you those first few days.
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The Office of Student Affairs and Registration provides a variety of academic support services to assist students in achieving academic success throughout their medical education.
12:00am to 11:59pm
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
1:55pm to 4:00pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Valley View at Santa Fe River Ranch
6:00pm to 8:00pm
9:00am to 11:00am
On May 16, students from the class of 2020 will officially become Gator physicians in a virtual ceremony.
COM Student News
142 members of the UF College of Medicine Class of 2021 matched into residencies during virtual ceremony
Second-year medical student Pranshu Bhardwaj takes home top honors at the Medical Student Research Competition
Neurobiologist Rafael Yuste, M.D., Ph.D., gives virtual talk at third annual Ph.D. Distinguished Lecture Series
Daniela Ramirez offers compassionate support to both patients and student mentees