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College Launches Strategic Planning

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has launched a strategic planning process to bring our goals and aspirations together under a collective vision and a plan to make this vision a reality. A website dedicated to providing regularly updated information about the strategic planning process is available here

As the planning process progresses, multiple avenues by which the College of Medicine community can share input will be provided. Until that time, please feel free to offer your thoughts or ask questions through the form on the site.

As we move forward in planning, more information will become available on the site.
Psychiatry Residency Approved

The college has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for a university-sponsored residency program in psychiatry, in collaboration with its member teaching hospitals in the college's Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium  as well as South County Mental Health Center.

This new program brings a total of four residency programs to the university: internal medicine (launched in 2014); general surgery (launched in 2016); emergency medicine (launches this July); and psychiatry (launches in 2018).

Read more here.
Canine Assisted Therapy for Students
As the school year comes to a close, medical students ramp up their studying for peak stress season. Many found comfort in man's best friend right in the lobby of the college. 

The American Medical Student Association invited certified therapy dogs from Canine Assisted Therapy to give these stressed-out students some love. Canine Assisted Therapy, a non-profit organization, also provides canine companionship for those in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice organization, assisted living facilities. It's a fun session for the dogs and a much-needed stress relief for the students.

Click here to see more photos.
Office of Admissions Hosts 
Welcome Back Event

The college hosted Welcome Back 2017 on April 29. Nearly 60 enthusiastic applicants attended the event, which provided them with a "day in the life of a medical student" program. 

Prospective students had the opportunity to participate in problem-based learning, a Simulation Center case study, and a closed panel with current FAU medical students.

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M.D. Student Receives Humana Honors

Each year, Humana South Florida sponsors the Terry G. Smith Memorial Preceptorship for three medical students who have declared an interest in primary care medicine during the summer between their first and second years of medical school. The program is funded through the Humana SFL Senior Product Health Services budget. 

This year's recipient is
Courtland Samuels  whose preceptorship will be located at a Humana affiliated practice in Fort Lauderdale. 

Pictured is Courtland  (left ) , along with Greisy Harvell of FIU  (right),  Maddie Mulla of Nova  (center, left)  and Latoya Powell of Humana  (center, right)  at the Terry G. Smith Memorial Preceptorship awards ceremony held on May 8.
College Hosts DNA Day Event 

The college celebrated National DNA Day on April 25. This event was an opportunity for students, teachers and the greater community to learn about and celebrate the latest advances in genomic research through interactive activities that included live cell imaging demonstrations, genotyping workshops,  DNA-related career advising and tours of the college. 

National DNA Day commemorates the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953 and the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Since then, there has been a lot of excitement about the potential for personalized medicine that involves using genomic information about an individual to inform his/her clinical care. Already, personalized medicine is transforming the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and rare diseases.  

DNA Day provided everyone a window into this future and showcased the college's dedication to making this future a reality.

Thanks to the college's Office of Graduate Programs for organizing.

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Dr. Drowos Visits China to Provide Continuing Education

Dr. Joanna Drowos spent April 21-30 in Beijing, China, on behalf of the International Primary Care Educational Alliance. She was a visiting professor at Capital Medical University in Beijing, providing continuing education for the country's best 40 general practice doctors at various health centers. She travelled alongside two other osteopathic physician colleagues. They reviewed musculoskeletal exam techniques and differential diagnosis, which these physicians will share with their colleagues at their respective facilities.
Three Master's Students Head 
To Medical School 
Allan Joseph, Patricia Lewis and Michael Medlin, recent master's in biomedical science graduates, are heading to medical school.
Allan is going to Florida State University while Michael and Patricia are staying here at FAU.
Congratulations to the future doctors!
Match Day Memories

Internal medicine resident Andre Kydd and his wife appeared on the front page of the Baltimore Sun in this touching photo when his wife matched at her first choice, Boston Children's Hospital. 

Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Sun. 
M.D./Ph.D. Student Heads to Scripps
To Continue Training

Congratulations to Cody Jackson.

After completing year two of the medical school curriculum at the college, Cody is beginning his Ph.D. training this month at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter -- our first medical student to make this transition within the FAU and Scripps dual M.D./Ph.D. program. 

For more details on the program please click here.
Competency in Medical Spanish Interest Group Hosted a Cinco de Mayo Event

Students Trisha Cardillo (left) and Marlon Murasko (right) practice their dance moves.
The Competency in Medical Spanish interest group members recently celebrated Cinco de Mayo.  

The activity, held on May 3, was well attended, with great food, dancing and lots of fun. In addition, the attendees learned how to provide nutrition tips in Spanish to patients. 

The translation sheet utilized during the activity is attached here for your review.
Fourth-year Medical Student Earns Public Health Award

Genevieve Tuveson, a fourth-year medical student, won a 2017 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee. Dr. Nirmala Prakash nominated Ms. Tuveson for her dedication to the college and to our FAMU-FAU Medical Scholars Program.

"This award is a testament to the education provided by the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and to the high caliber of your students. We hope that this will encourage your faculty and students to continue their strong work in public health," said  Rachel M. Smith M.D., M.P.H.,  C.D.R., U.S.P.H.S., m edical epidemiologist at the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lieutenant Soohvla Han, a public health service officer, presented the award to Genevieve Tuveson at the college on May 12. 
Recent Publications & Presentations

Student's Article Published

Claudia Ghisa, a third-year medical student, published an article in the journal, Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control. The article is titled " Retrospective report of antimicrobial susceptibility observed in bacterial pathogens isolated from ocular samples at Mount Sinai Hospital, 2010 to 2015."

Click here to read more.

Medical Students Present Research at Geriatrics Meeting

FAU medical students presented posters at the American Geriatrics Society Meeting in San Antonio, May 18-20.

Dr. Mandi Sehgal mentored the students on these posters but could not attend the meeting because she was attending the Harvard Macy leadership program.

Dr. Joseph Ouslander is pictured on the left with rising third-year medical student Keira Nassetta. The photo on the right features Dr. Ouslander with  Lena Vaynberg and Stephanie Gopie, pictured left to right, both rising fourth-year medical students.  

Studies Receive Highest Altmetric Scores in Psychiatric Services
Two articles, coauthored by Dr. John Newcomer, have garnered two of the highest Altmetric scores out of all Psychiatric Services articles published in April.

Altmetric provides a composite score of the quality and quantity of online attention and activity surrounding research. Altmetric tracks the number of mentions in traditional and social media as well as researcher-to-researcher sharing. The score appears in the multicolored badge alongside your online article.

Read the articles here and here.

Resident to Present Poster at ASTRO
Internal Medicine resident Anatoly Nikolev's abstract has been selected for display in the poster viewing session during the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology Sept. 24-27 in San Diego. The meeting has a robust poster hall that displays nearly 2,000 posters each year. Click here to see the abstract. The study abstract will be published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology following the meeting. A ffiliate faculty member, Dr. Rashmi Benda, coauthored the study.

Student and Affiliate Faculty Member Publish Study

Dr. Hilton Becker, affiliate associate professor of surgery, and medical student Nicole Fregosi, authored a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Aesthetic Surgery. The study is titled " The Impact of Animation Deformity on Quality of Life in Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Patients"

Read the article here.

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