Michelle Schwartz, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science. She has spent over 40 years in healthcare and began her career as a nurse in Boston, Massachusetts. After receiving her R.N. and working as a nurse for 4 years, she decided to go back to school to pursue a medical degree (M.D.). She received her M.D. from the University of Vermont and did her residency in internal medicine at New England Medical Center. For more than 25 years, Dr. Schwartz was in private practice, first in Massachusetts, and later in Florida after she relocated there. During those 25 years, in addition to practicing internal medicine, she directed a hospice program for several years and participated in medical missions in the Philippines and South America. In 2012, she left private practice to follow a life-long dream of teaching the next generation of doctors. She was invited to join the faculty of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where she teaches medical students in years 1-3 and co-directs the fourth-year and the transition to residency course. She is a member of the National Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and has been appointed as the Councilor of the Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine chapter. Dr. Schwartz’s interests are in teaching clinical decision-making and she also has a strong interest in medical ethics.