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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU!

BoiselleAs the new dean, I have joined an inclusive and diverse community of faculty, learners, and staff who share a passion for advancing health by transforming medical education and driving innovation in biomedical research and patient-centered care.

As a community-based medical school, we are privileged to partner with several affiliate hospitals and clinics in Palm Beach and Broward counties to implement our innovative undergraduate and graduate medical education curricula in diverse practice settings with access to a wide variety of patients receiving care within their social and community contexts.

We are also passionate about advancing biomedical science with an emphasis upon the vital areas of healthy aging, neuroscience, and personalized medicine.

Medicine today requires innovative approaches and the agility to adapt quickly to new challenges and opportunities. As Dean of this relatively young medical school, I am continually inspired by the fact that we are limited only by our collective imaginations rather than by “how things have always been done."

As we embark on strategic planning, we invite you to join in our community-wide conversations about how we will achieve a collective vision of excellence in the years ahead. Visit our strategic planning webpage to learn more about this process, including ways in which you may participate..




Phillip M. Boiselle, M.D.



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