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Message from the Dean

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


As dean, I am proud to lead 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, precision medicine, and chronic pain & opioid use.

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."

Within this spirit of innovation and imagination, we recently completed a broadly inclusive strategic planning process. From a multitude of diverse perspectives, a united vision has emerged for the College's future, including the requisite goals to achieve this bold new state:

  • Advance patient-centered research and discovery
  • Provide access to value-based care
  • Harness innovation to drive educational excellence
  • Enhance our identity and visibility

I invite you to join us on this journey as we work together to improve health by leading innovation in education, discovery and community-based care! 




Phillip M. Boiselle, M.D.



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