Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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


Dear Incoming FAU Medical Student:

Congratulations on your decision to attend the Schmidt College of Medicine! We are excited you are going to be part of the FAU family! Get ready because Orientation week will be here before you know it!

This will be your "go to site" for important Class of 2024 Orientation and Compliance information. Your Student Affairs family is here to support, guide and assist you with any questions that you may have and help make your transition to the College of Medicine a success.

As concerns continue nationally and internationally regarding infection and transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we remain a tightknit community and are available to support you in any way that we can. We know this is a very stressful, difficult and uncertain time.

The faculty and staff have been working hard in response to the pandemic and will be ready to welcome you to the COM in August. With that in mind, we are hoping to deliver Orientation Week on campus but have developed a “Plan B” just in case we have to move to a remote orientation. We will make sure to offer you the best experience we can in light of the situation.

Our Orientation Week will allow you get to know more about the Schmidt College of Medicine, meet your classmates, deans, and faculty, and hear about the resources available to you as an FAU medical student.

On the final day of Orientation, August 7, you will be formally welcomed into the field of medicine at the White Coat Ceremony. We are planning to have in-person ceremony, but this is subject to change due to the restrictions with COVID-19. More information will be coming so stay tuned!

In the meantime, please review the Orientation links on this page. It is your responsibility to use the provided Orientation Checklist to ensure that all forms are turned in, all fees are paid, and all deadlines are met.  We encourage you to visit this page often for updates and additions before Orientation Week. We will e-mail you to let you know of any additions that may require your immediate attention.

We look forward to working with you over the next few months to ensure that your transition to medical school is as smooth as possible. If you have questions, concerns or feedback, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Lastly, please stay safe and regularly check the University’s designated site for updates on the virus, travel and health guidance, and helpful resources at

Welcome, and Go Owls!

Dr. Stuart L. Markowitz                                                                                 Dr. Jennifer Caceres
Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions                       Assistant Dean for Student Affairs



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