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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.
Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Substance in Shellfish that Could Prevent and Treat IBD
Yoshimi Shibata, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Science, is investigating how microparticles called "chitin" found in crab, shrimp and lobster shells have anti-inflammatory mechnanisms that could lead to the development of novel preventive and therapeutic strategies for individuals who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other diseases.
New Post-Baccalaureate Program Launched
FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has launched a new career enhancement program that is more than just academics and a focus on the medical school application process. The Post-Bac program is designed to give students who have the motivation, desire and commitment the additional skills and experiences that can propel them to become a competitive applicant for medical school.
FAU Medical School Hosts Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony
On May 8, 2014, 13 students in the inaugural class of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and several faculty members were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society at a special reception in the medical school.
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