Jennifer Caceres, M.D., FACP
Jennifer Caceres, M.D., FACP is Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to beginning her career in academic medicine, Dr. Caceres developed a successful clinical practice in Palm Beach County. In 2008, she joined the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Regional Campus, where she had an integral leadership role in building the Internal Medicine Residency Program as Associate Program Director and Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety. Since joining FAU in 2014, Dr. Caceres has developed career advising programs that have supported medical students in successful match outcomes and longitudinal mentoring and coaching programs for professional and personal development for future physicians. She has also designed and developed crucial components to a holistic admissions process, presenting her work nationally. She currently serves on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) National Group on Student Affair Steering Committee and is Chair of the AAMC Southern Group on Student Affairs. She has previously served as the Southern Region Representative for the AAMC National Committee on Student Affairs Medical Student Wellbeing Work Group.
Dr. Caceres’ scholarly work has focused on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. She has been involved in a many system innovation and quality improvement initiatives, including the College’s Safe Transitions for At-Risk Patients: The STAR Program, which aimed to address potentially preventable hospital readmissions among older adults at high risk for complications during transitions between care settings. She has also developed several educational and curricular innovations in this area including a longitudinal quality improvement and patient safety curriculum for post-graduate training in internal medicine residency. She has mentored numerous medical residents and students in scholarly pursuit including presentations at regional and national medical conferences. She has also engaged the local community in active and healthy lifestyle practices as founder and director of the Run for the Health of It, a 5K charitable event in Palm Beach County.
- 1999: B.S., Biology with Highest Honors, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
- 2002: M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Articulated Joint BA/MD Program with Rutgers University, Piscataway/New Brunswick, NJ
- 2002–2005: Post-Doctoral Training Resident, Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, Manhattan, New York
- 2020-Present: Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions
- 2015-2020: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
- 2014-Present: Director of Medical Student Career Advising, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
- 2014-Present: Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
- 2014-Present: Society Dean for the Elizabeth Blackwell Society, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
- 2012-2014: Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Palm Beach Regional Campus
- 2011-2014: Medical Director, Quality and Patient Safety, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Palm Beach Regional Campus
- 2008-2014: Affiliated Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Palm Beach Regional Campus
- 2008-2009: eClinicalWorks Optimization Project, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Atlantis Florida
- 2005-2009: Private Practice, Internal Medicine, Medical Specialists of Palm Beaches, Boynton Beach, Florida
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Chait B, Fahmy S, Caceres J. Cocaine Use in the Elderly: Letter to the Editor. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. February 2010;2:391-391.
- Fernandez J, Caceres J. Improving Patient Understanding of the Discharge Plan by Implementing a New Patient-Centered Discharge Process on an Academic Service. Journal of General Internal Medicine. May 2011; Volume 26, Supplement 1, S11-S12.
- Rao M, Caceres J, Timothy A, et al. Implementation of an Educational Intervention and an Electronic Decision Support Model with Computerized Order Entry to Reduce Inappropriate Red Blood Cell Transfusions. Journal of General Internal Medicine. June 2013; Volume 28, Supplement 1, S103.
- 2014-Present: Member, Association of American Colleges
- 2014-Present: Member, AAMC Group for Student Affairs
- 2012-2014: Member, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
- 2012-Present: Fellow, American College of Physicians
- 2005-2014: Member, American Medical Association
- 2011-2014: Member, Society of General Internal Medicine
- 2008-Present: Member, Palm Beach Medical Society
- 2012-2014: Member, Society of Hospital Medicine
Awards and Honors
- 2014: Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Teaching and Leadership, University of Miami Regional Campus, Internal Medicine Residency
- 2011: Project Access Provider of the Year, JFK Internal Medicine Faculty and Resident Practice
- 1996: Phi Eta Sigma (National Freshman Honor Society)
- 1997: Omicron Delta Epsilon (National Economics Honor Society)
- 1997: Golden Key Honor Society