Spotlighting the medical class of 2008

Rana Yehia will graduate from the College of Medicine with not only a degree in medicine but with the exceptional ability to lead. Her years in medical school proved to be a rich training ground for leadership, and she received many awards for her tireless work as an advocate for medical students, faculty and patients.

Yehia received the UF American Medical Association Medical Student Section Excellence in Leadership award, the William Osler Award in Internal Medicine and the UF Medical Guild Scholarship award.

Yahia says that becoming a doctor is her life calling, and the more time she spent at UF, the more she realized she was following the right dream. During her four years, Yehia served as the national chair of the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association. She was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Gold-Chapman Humanism Honor Society, and Phi Betta Kappa Society. She won numerous awards, including the College of Medicine Alumni Scholarship for Academic Excellence and is a member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame. She also found time to train for marathons and master the art of Lebanese cooking.

Congratulations to Rana Yehia, who will continue to follow her dream at Johns Hopkins University as a resident in internal medicine.