Upcoming Events 

January 10, 2017
FAU Neuroscience Seminar Series: Hermes Yeh
More info here.

January 12, 2017
Arts in Medicine Student
Organization's - Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Variety Show
7:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Burrow Bar & Grill on the FAU Boca campus.

January 27, 2017
Service Learning Project Presentation Day,
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., in the Gelb Auditorium.
This is a mandatory activity for the M1 and M2 classes to attend.

February 7, 2017
Faculty Recognition Ceremony and Development Presentation 

February 24, 2017
Medical Student and Resident Research Day
More info here.

March 17, 2017
Match Day

April 28, 2017
Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony and Reception

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College of Medicine Holiday Party

College of Medicine Employees celebrated the holiday season with a cookie exchange, as well as appetizers and drinks at Sapori. Click here to see photos.
Faculty and staff attend AAMC 
Annual Meeting in Seattle

College faculty and staff members attended the Learn Lead Serve AAMC Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. More than 4,000 attendees from the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals gathered together to share insights and search for solutions to some of the most complex health challenges facing our country.  Attendees participated in sessions that explored macro-level issues and solutions while also having access to sessions featuring innovations in medical education and research.  
M2 Students, Amelia Wong and Bengt Grua  represented the  student body at the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) Poster Presentation with their poster "The Implementation and Role of Learning Communities in US Allopathic Medical Schools."
Bengt J Grua, MS²; Angela Song, MS3²; Amelia F Wong, MS2¹, Mary L. Brandt, MD², Joseph S. Kass, MD, JD²; Jennifer W. Caceres, MD¹ (2016) The Implementation and Role of Learning Communities in US Allopathic Medical Schools., AAMC National Meeting, November 2016, Seattle, WA.
Dr. Sarah Wood, Dr. Jennifer Caceres, Dr. Michelle-Lizotte-Waniewski presented a poster at the CoreEPA (Entrustable Professional Activity) Poster Session.

Jennifer W. Caceres, MD; Elizabeth C. Gundersen, MD; Darin Trelka, MD, PhD; Jennifer Foster, MD; Mark J. Di Corcia, PhD; Gimol George, EdD; Michelle Lizotte-Waniewski, PhD; Sarah K. Wood, MD (2016) The Role of a Learning Portfolio in Teaching and Assessing Competencies as an Integral Part of Developing Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)., AAMC National Meeting, November 2016, Seattle, WA.
Dr. Sarah Wood and Dr. Michelle Lizotte-Waniewski presented an Innovation Poster at the Medical Education Scholarly Poster Session.

Louda, D., Lizotte-Waniewski, M., Wood, S.K., and George, G. (2016). A Foundational First Semester Course of Basic Science Core Concepts in an Integrated Curriculum- Advantages and Challenges., AAMC National Meeting, November 2016, Seattle, WA.
View Keynote Speeches from Robert J. Laskowski, MD, MBA, AAMC board chair, and Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO here.
Internal Medicine Residency
Announces Fellowships 
The Internal Medicine residency program announces results of the national internal medicine subspecialty fellowship matching program.
Of 27 post-graduate year 3 (PGY-3) residents eligible for subspecialty fellowship application, 10 applied for fellowship and 8 of the 10 received offers for subspecialty fellowships. They include:
  • Dan Bali, MDPulmonary Medicine, Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Emanuel Ebin, MDCardiology, East Carolina University
  • Armand Golchin, MD: Critical Care, University of Massachusetts
  • Wincie Lau-Swisher, MD: Critical Care, Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Jonathan Nieves, MD: Cardiology, JFK/UMiami
  • Jonathan Powell, MD: Cardiology, University of Tennessee - Chatanooga
  • Nathan Peterson, MD: Hem/Onc, Lankenau Medical Center
  • Ryan Perdzock, MD: Hospice/Palliative Care, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
This is an outstanding result for the inaugural class of PGY-3 residents, and is equal to the average matching rate for all internal medicine residency programs nationally. We look forward to announcing the post-graduation positions for all 27 of our senior residents later in the academic year.
Business in Medicine Lecture Series 

With its innovative Business in Medicine lecture series, the College of Medicine, along with the College of Business and leaders in medicine and health policy, the College is providing students with a real-world look at the structure of our healthcare system.
Made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Phyllis Gladstein, D.Ed., an FAU Foundation Board member and Edith B Jackson Professor of Child Development at the Yale Child Study Center, retired Faculty of the Western New England institute of Psychoanalysis.  T he series kicked off in October with a well-received overview of the topic by Dr. Robert Colton, a South Florida based physician-entrepreneur. Dr. Colton also gave the excellent November lecture on physician reimbursement.
The next lecture in the series is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27.  Dr. Randall Taubman of the Glades Medical Group will speak on "How We Measure and Improve Quality." The talk is expected to cover the idea of moral hazard, medical necessity, and the concept of quality measures. Future speakers will include the director of the MD/MBA program at Yale University and a former Congressman and current healthcare executive. 
Honors & Awards

Master's Students Continue to MD and PhD Programs 
The College's Master's program announces that two of its graduate students have been accepted to prestigious programs at Florida Atlantic University. Patricia Louis has been accepted to the FAU Medical School for the Fall 2017. Sean Paz has been accepted to the PhD Integrative Biology program and Dr. Massimo Caputi will be the advisor.

Study Published in The American Journal of Medicine

Congratulations to fourth-year medical student, Dianna Gaballa, and medical faculty, Dr. Joanna Drowos and Dr. Charles Hennekens for their recent publication, "Smoking cessation: The urgent need for increased utilization of Varenicline," in The American Journal of Medicine. Read the full manuscript here.

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