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Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-4828

About Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine building, Boca Raton Campus

FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is one of most recent LCME accredited medical schools in the U.S. The college was launched in 2010, when it became the 134th allopathic medical school in North America. The College matriculates 64 medical students each year and has been nationally recognized for its innovative curriculum. As a community-based medical school, the college's humanistic, high touch, high tech curriculum, coupled with its partnership with three independent health systems in Palm Beach County, offers students and patients a unique experience.

To further FAU’s commitment to promote retention of physicians in Florida, the College of Medicine became the accredited sponsor of graduate medical education programs in 2014. Six programs comprising 193 accredited positions have been launched between 2014 and 2018. The College of Medicine also hosts multiple Graduate Degree Programs including thesis and non-thesis MS programs in Biomedical Science, a PhD track in Integrated Biomedical Science, and an MD/PhD program with The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida.

Our physicians and scientists at the Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine team up to develop innovative approaches to treat and prevent disease in Palm Beach County and throughout the world. We focus our work on both understanding basic biological mechanisms and cultivating new strategies to combat disease. Researchers in the College are addressing some of the world’s most pressing health challenges including neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, healthy aging, opioid addiction, cancer, macular degeneration, autoimmune diseases and HIV/AIDS. The National Institute of Health provides us with continuous, sustained funding in many of these areas.


The college's mission is to advance the health and well-being of our community by training future generations of humanistic clinicians and scientists and translating discovery to patient-centered care.

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is an integrated learning organization that fosters high-quality, humanistic, and patient-centered care. Our mission is to deliver high-touch, high-tech education to our students and residents, and to collaborate on high impact, interdisciplinary research with leading experts in the field. The College of Medicine is dedicated to integrating discovery with health care and education in order to contribute to the vitality of our immediate communities, to improve the health and well-being of people and populations, and to transform community-based health care.


As an integrated learning-organization, our values encompass collaboration, innovation, respect, compassion, lifelong learning and engagement. Through collaboration, we share knowledge and build trust and consensus. Through innovation, we embrace creativity and flexibility. By respecting one another, we strive to acknowledge and express our appreciation for the unique and diverse contributions of others. Through compassion, we empathize with our patients, students, and peers. Through lifelong learning, we value intellectual curiosity and the drive toward continuous knowledge acquisition and human development. Through equity, we foster a just, fair, and inclusive environment in which every person in our college community has the ability to achieve their full potential — and no one is disadvantaged from achieving their potential on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, age, geography, or other identity.

Last Modified 6/16/22