Message from The Dean

Headshot of Interim Dean Whitehair

At the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU, we're embarking on an inspiring journey. Our mission: transform healthcare not only in South Florida, but far beyond, through the power of world-class education. I am thrilled to guide our team that is shaping the future - a future filled with ethical, compassionate, and innovative doctors and researchers committed to advancing healthcare through biomedical discovery and clinical innovation.

Our path to success is anchored in the power of transformative research. This drives us to discover new knowledge, vital for pushing the boundaries of patient-centered, evidence-based medicine while prioritizing patient safety and continuous quality improvement.

Our College thrives on the strength of our relationships. Our partnerships with numerous local hospitals and healthcare providers are invaluable. These relationships foster superior clinical learning environments and mentorship opportunities, equipping our learners to realize their lifelong dreams.

Success is a collective journey. When we come together as a team, we can evolve from being good to becoming truly great. Your commitment and collaboration are the heartbeat of our shared mission. I am extremely grateful for your dedication as we work to turn our shared dream into reality.

As we work together to shape the future of healthcare, let's remember the words of C.S. Lewis: "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." We are right where we need to be, ready to start the next chapter of our story. Thank you for being part of this incredible journey.

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431