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

Stephen Symes, M.D., discusses the medical evaluation process at the Human Rights Clinic asylum workshop.

Miller School Team Hosts Human Rights Clinic Workshop

December 11, 2012

On a recent day in November, a group of Miller School physicians, residents and M.D./M.P.H. students turned their attention from medicine to human rights. Led by Stephen Symes, M.D., associate professor of medicine, members of the Human Rights Clinic of Miami held a workshop on the Miller School campus to help people fleeing persecution in their country of origin seek protection in the U.S.

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Discussing ethical dilemmas outside the nursing school are, clockwise from bottom right, DNP students Dennis Stevens, Siwei Liu,  Marlene Velasquez Sedito, Marcia Dodo, Hector Mercado, Karen McNeely, Rebecca Lee, Diane DeJesus, M.D. student Brett Van Leer-Greenberg, and DNP student Jorge Valdes.

UM Medical and Nursing Students Launch Joint Forum to Discuss Ethical Dilemmas, Build Relationships

November 13, 2012

Resolving challenging dilemmas is never easy, but as medical students from the Miller School of Medicine and doctoral nursing practice students from the School of Nursing & Health Studies learned in the first joint medical/nursing ethics session held on the Coral Gables campus this month, inter-professional dialogue can enhance teamwork and improve decision making in morally distressing situations.

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Second-year student Chris Kumetz collects a patient’s blood for a lipids and cholesterol screening. (Photo by Nicole Mandel)

DOCS’ 18th Little Haiti Health Fair Draws Grateful Patients

October 31, 2012

For most of the Little Haiti Health Fair’s history, Antoine Dorismond’s shop was just up the street, yet the clothing designer never managed to drop in for the free health screenings. Determined not to miss out this year, he was among the few dozen people already in line when student Ryan Dauer arrived at 6 a.m. this past Saturday to ensure the 18th annual student-run fair would open without a hitch three hours later.

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