AdventHealth, Orlando Health bar UCF med students after medical school picks HCA as partner

AdventHealth and Orlando Health, partners of UCF’s medical school since its inception more than a decade ago, have barred students from their facilities for their third-year clinical experiences after the university spurned them as a partner in a teaching hospital.

Instead of selecting one of the Central Florida hospital giants, UCF joined with the for-profit hospital chain HCA Healthcare to build the facility due to open next year. The fracture is forcing more doctors-in-training to travel long distances to hospitals and clinics that serve fewer patients for a key part of their education. Read more here.