Dear Incoming FAU Medical Student:
Congratulations on your decision to attend the Schmidt College of Medicine! Everyone in the College of Medicine is looking forward to welcoming you in person on Monday, August 5th. This will be your "go to site" for important Class of 2023 Orientation information. We hope the information included on this page will help answer any questions you may have regarding what is expected of you before you arrive on campus and during the first few weeks as a new medical student.
We have designed an Orientation Week that is intended to help you get to know more about the Schmidt College of Medicine, meet your classmates, deans, and faculty, and hear about the resources available to you as an FAU medical student. From the team building exercises on your first day to the White Coat Ceremony welcoming you into the practice of medicine on Friday afternoon, we hope you will find the week to be a useful immersion experience.
Please review the Orientation links on this page, including the most recent schedule for the week. It is your responsibility to use the provided Orientation Checklist to ensure that all forms are turned in, all fees are paid, and all deadlines are met. We encourage you to visit this page often for updates and additions before Orientation Week. We will be e-mailing you to let you know of any special additions to the page that may require your immediate attention.
In the afternoon of August 9th, the final day of Orientation, your class will be formally welcomed into the practice of medicine at the White Coat Ceremony and Reception. The Ceremony begins at 2:00 PM in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium and the Reception will begin immediately following in the Live Oak Pavilion. Up to four family members or significant others are welcome to share in this milestone with you, so RSVP and let us know who will be joining us.
Feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs if you have any questions or concerns.
Our best wishes for an enjoyable summer as you prepare yourself for the excitement ahead. We look forward to working with you over the next few months to make your transition to medical school as comfortable as possible.
Welcome, and Go Owls!
Dr. Stuart L. Markowitz Dr. Jennifer Caceres
Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions Assistant Dean for Student Affairs