Selecting the Next Dean: Search Committee Update
We have had an outstanding, most gratifying response to our search for our next Dean, with a rich pool of candidates whose backgrounds are diverse in experience, race, gender and ethnicity. The Committee will undertake a paper review of the candidates on May 3 and hope that by the end of May will be be able to schedule face-to-face meetings with the semi-finalists.  As a reminder, all College, University and Community citizens will have a chance to meet and assess those selected to advance to the finalist stage.
A short description of the position and application information is here.
Applications (to include a CV and Letter of Interest) should be directed to FAU's executive search consultants Dr. Elizabeth Frye and Jeff Schroetlin at . Documents submitted in response to this ad may be subject to open records laws.  Inquiries or nominations may be directed to Beth or Jeff at (630) 575-6972.
New program: MED DIRECT
The MED DIRECT Program at Florida Atlantic University is a collaborative effort between FAU's College of Medicine and College of Science.  This program is offered at the Boca Raton campus, enabling the two Colleges to create special opportunities for undergraduate students.  Applicants should be high school seniors who demonstrate a strong interest in medicine, a high level of academic ability, a passion for service and commitment to volunteerism.  For the coming academic year, students are guaranteed admission if they successfully meet all program requirements. Dr. Stuart Markowitz is the faculty liaison for this program.  More Information here

Reason to celebrate: 
FAU Metrics
The College is so proud to be part of FAU, which was recently ranked No. 1 in the Florida Board of Governors ranking list. FAU earned 84 points out of possible 100, tied with the University of Central Florida. This remarkable achievement cannot be understated. Two years ago the first-ever rankings were released - and FAU placed second-to-bottom. However, through the efforts of so many of you, FAU climbed to mid-table in the second year (last year), tying for sixth place. It's a good time to be an Owl! Click here to read more.

End of Year
We had another outstanding showing for Match Day with 100% of our fourth-year medical students matching to residencies of their choice. The class will graduate on April 29 and we hope you will all come out to support them. The ceremony is 10 a.m. April 29 at the Kaye Auditorium. 

Rx for Fun
On April 8, our first-year students participated in the fifth annual Prescription for Fun event held at the Christine Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The event was started to welcome the first-year medical students and the first year college of nursing students at FAU. We thank our friends who sponsored the event: the Debbie-Rand Ways and Means Committee, which is a fundraising arm of the Debbie Rand Board of Trustees, the auxiliary that supports Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine | Dean's Office