If Not Now, Then When?: Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, University of Central Florida College of Medicine Commencement

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, MD

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Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of International Experiences at the University Of Central Florida College Of Medicine. She is the only provider in central Florida focused on Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology; she opened the first clinics dedicated to these patients in 2010 at Winnie Palmer Hospital. Dr. Simms-Cendan has also been involved in international medical education for over 15 years. Her most recent work has expanded to include reproductive medicine education at medical schools in Ethiopia. She is also a leader of the Central Florida Interprofessional Education working group. This group designs and delivers Interprofessional workshops for medical, pharmacy, social work and nursing students. Dr. Simms-Cendan additionally helped establish the Knights Student Run Free Clinic at Grace Medical Home in 2013 and serves as a Faculty Advisor for the students. In this role she assists with faculty recruitment, research, organization, and fundraising. The clinic’s innovative programs have recently been presented at national meetings and the Knights clinic board is now helping other new medical schools establish their own clinics.

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