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About Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine


Florida Atlantic University has taken an important step to educate aspiring new doctors and address our communities’ needs for improved access to healthcare. With the addition of America’s newest medical school at FAU, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is capitalizing on its existing strengths in basic, applied and translational biomedical research. Researchers in the College are addressing some of the world’s most pressing health challenges including cardiovascular disease and stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, autoimmune diseases and HIV/AIDS.


Housed in a $20 million, 95,000-square-foot facility funded by a gift from the Schmidt Family Foundation and state matching funds, the new medical school welcomed its inaugural class of 64 students in August 2011.

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