News : 2015

Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, with E. Robert Schwartz, M.D.

Celebration Marks 50 Years of Family Medicine

Fifty years of medical achievements and memories were celebrated recently, as the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health marked a milestone. More than 100 people gathered at the Life Science and Technology Park on November 12 to mark five decades since the department became the first academic family medicine department in the United States.

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E. Robert Schwartz, M.D.

Department of Family Medicine Celebrates Half-Century Milestone

A half-century after becoming the first academic family medicine department in the United States, the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is taking time to reminisce and celebrate its groundbreaking accomplishments. A 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception will be held November 12, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Life Science & Technology Park, located at 1951 NW 7th Avenue in Miami.

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From left, medical students Matthew Stark, Shelly Birch, Simone Caccamo, Bryan Perez and Adam Aldahan.

Medical Education Holds 20th Annual Clinical Skills Exercises for Third-Year Students

The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed all 189 third-year Miller School students from both the Miami and regional medical campuses June 6-7 for the 20th annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of students. More than 100 faculty members served as evaluators for the annual assessment.

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Marie Denise Gervais, M.D., center in pants, poses with Miller School alum Marissa Orenstein, M.D., Mentorship Chair of AMWA; Miller School students Melissa Stone, Komal Paladugu, Priyanka Debnath; Nawara Alawa, Anam Khaja, and Johanna Kreafle.

Miller School Students Stand Out at American Medical Women’s Association National Conference

Students and faculty members from the Miller School of Medicine joined their peers at the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) National Conference held in Chicago April 23-26. The centennial meeting gathered physicians, leaders and health care professionals from around the world in the city where the AMWA was founded nearly 100 years ago.

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From left, medical students Alexandra Cocores and Houda Boucekkine with Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Medical Students Honor Outstanding Teachers at 2015 Paff Awards Ceremony

For Miller School medical students and teachers, the 2015 George Paff Teaching Awards Ceremony was a warm and memorable experience, punctuated by tears of joy, plenty of hugs and a baby’s cry.

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Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., left, and Bradford Hastings.

2015 Regional Campus Paff Awards Ceremony Honors Faculty and Residents

Deans, faculty and students representing the Miller School of Medicine’s regional medical campus gathered on April 8 for the second annual Regional Campus Paff Awards Ceremony. The event, which was organized and hosted by the regional campus student government, recognizes faculty members and residents contributing to the education of students in the dual-degree M.D./M.P.H. program.

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From left, Joan St. Onge, M.D., Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D., Halcyon M. Quinn.

Miller School Launches Pioneering Program for First-Year Residents

In a single week last August in New York City, two first-year residents, in different programs and in separate incidents, jumped to their deaths. What could have happened, just three months after their triumphant graduation from medical school, that would have made them want to take their lives? We may never know, but a likely contributing factor is a syndrome called burnout.

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