David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H.
It is an honor for me to serve as the dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and a truly transformative opportunity to work with all of you to build the future of this great institution. Read more
FAU's Medical Students Receive Their First Doctor’s White Coats During the White Coat Ceremony
The students in the entering class of 2013 of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine received their first doctor’s white coats at a time-honored ceremony last August. A symbolic event introduced in 1993, the White Coat Ceremony was established after a group of distinguished physicians, medical educators and community leaders formed the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The Foundation concluded that the beginning of a student’s journey into medicine is the best time to influence standards of professionalism, humanistic values and behavior. More than 100 medical schools in the United States now hold White Coat Ceremonies.
NEW CHAIR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE SEARCH
FAU announces a national search to recruit a chairperson for the Department of Biomedical Science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. The Department of Biomedical Science has active partnerships involving the Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and the Vaccine Gene Therapy Institute of Florida. The new chair will have the opportunity to build a newly emerging research-intensive department and make a major impact on its future direction and success.
It's A Match - Inaugural Class of the First Residency Program for FAU
FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine participated in its first "Match Day" to fill 36 slots in the medical school's first residency program in internal medicine. The inaugural class is composed of highly qualified medical students from across Florida and the nation.
Second Annual Student-initiated Health Fair Helps Families in Need
First and second-year medical students in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, in collaboration with faculty physicians and the Palm Beach County Health Department, hosted a health fair at the Lantana/Lake Worth Public Health Unit to provide an array of comprehensive medical services to underserved residents in Palm Beach County.
FAU College of Medicine Hosts Inaugural Faculty Recognition Ceremony
Nearly 150 affiliated and full-time faculty attended an event in February to celebrate the contributions of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine's teaching faculty. Students nominated faculty to receive various teaching awards, and recipients were chosen by a selection committee. The event was sponsored by Bryan Drowos, The Drowos Group, Wells Fargo Advisors.
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