Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431
On February 14, 2022, I was fortunate to join the great students, staff and faculty in the Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU. Instantaneously, I felt the sense of community and embraced the humbling responsibility as the only Dean of a Medical School in Palm Beach county to improve the care of the 3.2 million patients in our catchment area. With my additional role as Vice President of Medical Affairs, my plan is to build a synergy among FAU’s colleges that will propel the university toward a new phase of responsive and innovative healthcare delivery in South Florida that can ensure the depth and breadth of the workforce of today and tomorrow.
The mission of the FAU Health Network is to transcend the competitive landscape through education and research collaborations between the region’s leading public and private academic and medical leaders. The purpose of this network is to maximize interactions between colleges at FAU, including nursing, medicine, engineering, science, education, business, social work and arts and letters to expand our ability to train the needed workforce in an interprofessional environment. These collaborative academic endeavors allow for innovative solutions necessary to tackle the workforce crisis.
Strategic goals have been identified to help realize the vision of the FAU Health Network. To meet these goals, the College of Medicine will increase structured collaboration with colleges, pillars, and institutes at FAU; create a portfolio of assets and faculty expertise at FAU; and, assess and prioritize existing partnerships, create brand recognition and identify existing gaps.
The goals for the FAU Health Network are as follows: