March 15, 2017
The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine was Nikesh Doshi’s first choice for medical school, particularly after completing his undergraduate studies as a ’Cane. The third-year Miller School medical student, who is pursuing a career in internal medicine, says his education might not have been possible if not for the funding he received through the Jeannette Newton Scholarship,’94.
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March 07, 2017
After spending much of her childhood and adolescence watching her mother take care of students in the clinics of the University of Miami School Health Initiative, Jasmine Lawrence celebrated the first year of her own medical career at the Miller School of Medicine’s 17th Annual John G. Clarkson Freshman Pinning Ceremony Friday afternoon.
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February 22, 2017
When George L. Sanders, M.D. ’69, came to South Florida to study at the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1965, the shadow of racism was never far away. The school’s only African-American student at the time, he was refused admittance to most of the medical societies, and he was once barred from entering an apartment complex where his classmates had arranged a study session.
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February 03, 2017
As medicine and the delivery of health care continue to be transformed, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine — already a national leader in innovative education — is taking a global look at transforming the entire medical curriculum. And Amar R. Deshpande, M.D., who is leading the charge as chair of the Next Generation Medical Education Task Force, says the timing couldn’t be better.
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January 18, 2017
A year and a half of hard work and significant changes to prepare the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for reaccreditation culminates in a visit by the national Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in early February. The team of site visitors will have already reviewed data from a 380-page report from the Miller School when they arrive on February 5.
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December 06, 2016
Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., interim Dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, presented the innovative ’Cane Academy program to the national Council of Deans at the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Seattle. “This represents a strategy for actively engaging students in their own learning and holding them accountable for mastery of the material prior to the ‘classroom’ exercises,”
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December 06, 2016
In preparation for the February visit by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) that will determine whether the Miller School of Medicine is granted reaccreditation, three executives from other medical schools will conduct a mock site visit at the Miller School this week to point out strengths, weaknesses, and possible solutions to any issues they observe.
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December 06, 2016
Rates of depression are higher among medical students than in the general population, and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has made changing that a top priority. Medical student leaders worked with students from the School of Nursing and Health Studies to host a depression screening and information event at the Miller School this month.
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November 21, 2016
Danyelle Thomas, a fourth-year M.D./M.P.H. student, has received the National Medical Fellowships William and Charlotte Cadbury Award. The award was presented on November 14 at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting in Seattle. It is given to fourth-year medical students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, leadership and potential for significant contributions to medicine.
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November 15, 2016
In a ceremony that celebrated several generations of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine alumni, Alex J. Mechaber, M.D. ’94, professor of medicine and senior associate dean for undergraduate medical education, was formally installed as the Dr. Bernard J. Fogel Endowed Chair for his 18 years of outstanding service.
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