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Medical students show competitive spirit at Collegia Olympics

Medical students from the nine USF Health Morsani College of Medicine collegia compete to take home top honors of the 2023 Collegia Olympics.

One day out of the year, the future doctors of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine put away the text books and stethoscopes to compete for the pride of their collegia at the Collegia Olympics.   This is the day when the burdens of medical school are put aside to welcome camaraderie through a series of games culminating in a single champion.  One student described it as “old school field day in elementary school.”

  • 3 way tug-o-war
  • Human foosball
  • Dodgeball
  • Volleyball
  • 4-on-4 basketball
  • Team trivia
  • Trivia relay
  • Miniature boat building
  • Inflatable obstacle course
  • Mechanical bull riding

The Farmer collegia, signified with their light blue colors, took home top honors for the 2023 Collegia Olympics.

Farmers Collegia took the top honors as Collegia Olympic champions in 2023.

During the event, new officers for the Collegia Program were also selected.

  • President: Nishanth Chalasani
  • Director: Zachary Schwartz
  • Events Director: Samuel Cockey
  • Treasurer: Abigail Demers
  • Bourne Collegia: Grace Hollis
  • Debakey Collegia: Lindsey Blacher
  • Farmer Collegia: Julia Wright
  • Galen Collegia: Shaliz Alfatooni
  • Hippocrates Collegia: Enrique Trevino
  • Koch Collegia: Rithvic Jupudi
  • Lower Collegia: Timothy Nehila
  • Osler Collegia: Jaynie Cirscione
  • Paracelsus Collegia: Benjamin Antill

The Collegia Program, comprised of students from across all four years of medical school,  was established in 2012 to enhance the Career Advising Program.  It has since grown into a non-residential learning community model that engages students in and out of the classroom. The program strives to provide a supportive, reflective, learner-centered environment for the personal and professional development of each individual student.

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