Letter From the Directors
Dear MHP Alumni,
So here in Gainesville, we just completed the Fall 2021 semester where we had mostly in-person classes, but with Zoom sprinkled in throughout the term. As you can imagine, this posed many challenges to delivering the Honors curriculum, but students, staff, and faculty made the very best of it. As we start the Spring 2022 semester, the current plan is for campus to open up even more, but as we certainly know, things can change at a moment’s notice. In this issue of the student-driven MHP Newsletter…
The Medical Honors Program (MHP) integrates leadership training into the curriculum, and as a result, many leaders in the medical field have emerged from this unique program. Dr. Christopher Cogle, an alumnus from the UF COM class of 1997, represents leadership in the numerous fields of oncology, academic medicine, clinical research…
This year’s MHP cohort has members from all over the east coast–– from Long Island, New York to Fort Lauderdale, Florida–– with seven out of ten students transferring to UF this semester. For those moving across states, continuing existing hobbies has helped them adjust to the new environment and meet new people. Those already at UF have reconnected…
There are a great many physicians of history who were also authors: people like John Keats or William Carlos Williams, who found that, through their medical training, they learned not only of disease and death, but also of the human condition. The study of medicine apparently enhanced these writers’ literary practice, so it should seemingly then follow that the study of literature could enhance…
Graduating over 500+ alumni since its creation in 1972, the MHP would love to hear from you about your stories and achievements. If you are interested in giving back read more below about how you can leave your legacy today.
Medical Honors Program Fund: An MHP fund has been established via the UF Foundation. 100% of all contributions will go directly to the program and advance the mission of the MHP via investments in program development, scholarship, leadership, research, innovation, and education. With your generous support, we look forward to the continued positive impact that our students have in the betterment of healthcare, both locally and globally. All donations are fully tax deductible. To give, please click here.
MHP Contact Information: Do you have any questions, comments, stories etc. about the MHP? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please consider adding your bio to our alumni highlights! Current bios can be found here.
To add your bio, please email Dr. Sayeski or Danielle.
Peter P. Sayeski, Ph.D.
Director, Medical Honors Program
Danielle L. Thomas, M.Ed
Assistant Director, Medical Honors Program