Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Medical School Education & Admissions

Stefania Prendes-Alvarez

DOCS Experience Inspires Mental Health Advocate

October 04, 2011

As an undergraduate student studying human nutrition at the University of Florida, Stefania Prendes-Alvarez accompanied a family friend, a physician on the volunteer faculty at UM, to one of the free health fairs organized by students in the Miller School’s Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service (DOCS). The experience opened her eyes to the vast number of people who lack regular health care.

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Robert Hernandez, M.D., welcomes freshmen with a dose of reality.

Miller School Welcomes Freshmen

August 09, 2011

In greeting the Miller School’s newest students at their freshman orientation last week, Robert Hernandez, M.D., tempered his words of welcome with an early dose of reality: “Medical school is a real challenge and you will be pushed here,’’ the senior associate dean for medical student administration told the students. “You will be pushed to your limit.’’

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