Educational Programs in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
One of America's newest medical schools, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine brings together world-class faculty and innovation with high-tech learning tools to educate and train aspiring doctors, physician-scientists and biomedical scientists. In addition to the M.D. program, the college offers graduate education programs that provide students with the skills and knowledge to enable them to be on the forefront of basic, applied and translational research or to continue their studies toward professional degrees in the health sciences.
The M.D. program, titled "Integrated Patient Focused Curriculum," is based on the principle that future physicians should learn essential basic science information in the context of patient care, patient case studies and the practice of clinical skills. The curriculum includes a student-centered and patient-focused approach and clinical experiences with local physicians, health departments and hospitals, and a state-of-the-art medical simulation center. A key component of the innovative curriculum is early exposure to patients and the actual practice of medicine. To that end, the college has established relationships with several prominent area hospitals that are serving as sites for clerkships, hospital-based electives and residencies. During clinical trainings, students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, applying knowledge learned from the first two years of study to real-life situations.
Students interested in pursuing advanced studies in biomedical science may obtain a Master's Degree in Biomedical Science, taking the thesis or non-thesis option. The Ph.D. program, which commenced in 2004, allows students to pursue interests across a number of fields including marine science, biomedical science, biotechnology and biology. Students can earn a Ph.D. degree in biomedical science through the Integrative Biology Ph.D. program, a joint program of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.
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