Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs

This office is dedicated to Medical Student Advocacy.

Our basic philosophy revolves around creating a compassionate and caring atmosphere where our students feel most comfortable. We make an effort to get to know all of our medical students, and we pride ourselves on striving to provide the resources needed for their personal health and wellness, as well as their academic achievement and excellence.

The Office of Student Affairs is the point of contact for assistance in many areas, including academic and personal counseling, representing the institution and the medical profession to our medical students, and implementing institutional policies and procedures. We are also involved with medical student communications, special programs, letters of recommendation, residency, and the match, and other important aspects of the medical student experience at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

The office is in charge of administering the orientation for new students. The most recent orientation took place from August 6 to 10, 2012 for the Class of 2016. In addition, we serve as a liaison to the College of Medicine Student Government and numerous medical student interest groups. You may schedule an appointment at any time by calling (561) 297-1010 or stopping by the Office of Student Affairs to see Sharon Realini, or emailing her at srealini@health.fau.edu . Please explore this site to learn more about us and the services we provide. We invite your suggestions and opinions by contacting Dr. Stuart Markowitz, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Career Counseling at stuartm@health.fau.edu.

The third and fourth year clerkships are undertaken at our affiliated hospital partners, including Cleveland Clinic Florida, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Bethesda Medical Center, St. Mary's Medical Center, Delray Medical Center, West Boca Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital. Collectively, these facilities provide significant clinical resources in terms of hospital beds, admissions, outpatient visits, and emergency room visits. These facilities total more than 3,200 beds, 150,000 admissions, 950,000 outpatient visits, and 400,000 emergency visits. Welcome to FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and Go Owls!


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