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HCA, UCF College of Medicine announce residency program to help cut physician shortage

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A new Central Florida education alliance seeks to retain medical residents as a way to reduce the state’s physician shortage. Hospital Corporation of America’s North Florida Division announced today a partnership with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine for a program to increase the number of residencies and fellowships in Florida. The consortium — HCA North Florida’s largest academic partnership to date — strengthens the existing relationship between UCF and HCA to help solve a persistent nationwide physician shortage. It seeks…

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College roundup: Will Grier stars as Florida rips No. 3-ranked Ole Miss

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The Florida Gators may not be back. For one evening, it certainly felt that way. The Gators didn’t just upset the third-ranked Ole Miss Rebels Saturday night. They drubbed them. They ran them out of the Swamp in a 38-10 victory in which they completely dominated a team that figured to come in and win as easily as they had when they went to Tuscaloosa. After all, this was Ole Miss, a team that had scored more than 70 in…

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College predictions: Florida isn’t ready to play the nation’s No. 3 team

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They aren’t there yet. Oh, Vernon Hargreaves is there. Jon Bullard is there. Alex McCalister is there. But not enough of the Florida Gators are to the level that coach Jim McElwain wants his team to be. Despite promise, quarterback Will Grier isn’t quite there yet. Running back Kelvin Taylor isn’t there yet. Receiver Antonio Callaway isn’t there yet. At least, they aren’t all the way there. Not enough to beat the nation’s No. 3 team in the Ole Miss…

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Gary Shelton’s predictions: Tennessee should end 10-year streak

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Is the University of Florida defense good enough to be an equalizer? We may see Saturday, when the Gators play host to the University of Tennessee Vols, who hope a potent offense can be enough to put enough points on the boards to end a 10-game losing streak. All along, Florida has looked to be a more experienced, more cohesive defense to be the difference maker, as it was in last week’s 14-9 victory over Kentucky. The Gators, with Vernon…

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10 Questions: Is the Swamp still an advantage for the Gators?

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Key questions for the upcoming college football schedule: Can the Gators make it 11 in a row over Tennessee? It’ll be difficult. If Tennessee didn’t let Oklahoma off the ropes, the Vols would be unbeaten. According to Jeff Sagarin’s power ratings, the Vols are the 21st best team in the country. Florida is 38th. But the Gators’ defense is good enough to keep Florida in the game, even against the explosiveness of quarterback Joshua Dobbs. How good is the Florida…

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UCF Republicans and Democrats stand together for 9/11 remembrance event

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Putting aside political differences, a group of college Democrats and Republicans from the University of Central Florida met this morning to remember those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks 14 years ago and honor the heroes defending the country’s freedom every day. Over 60 students met at dawn to place 2,977 American flags on the free speech lawn, one flag for every life lost on that day. Many of the students were too young to remember the attacks, but understand…

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USF campuses in St. Pete and Tampa still celebrating budget wins

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One of the big winners out of last week’s budget signing by Florida Gov. Rick Scott was the University of South Florida, which received $12 million in funding for its Kate Tiedemann College of Business building on its St. Petersburg campus, and for the $17 million it received toward the construction of the Morsani College of Medicine building to be built in Tampa developer Jeff Vinik’s $1 billion project in the Channelside area. USF intends to house two buildings in the…

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