COM Leadership Takes AAMC National Positions: A Proud Moment for the MedOwls

Friday, Oct 20, 2023

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine extends its sincere congratulations to two exceptional members of our team for their significant appointments to national committees under the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Headshot of Dr. Jennifer Caceres

Dr. Jennifer W. Caceres, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions, Associate Professor of Medicine, has been elected to serve on the AAMC National Committee on Student Affairs (COSA). The committee's pivotal role involves the provision of expert guidance on issues central to the support and services for medical students. This encompasses a broad spectrum of issues, including personal and career advising, health and well-being, ethical and professional development, academic resources, and facilitating the crucial transition from medical school to residency. Furthermore, Dr. Caceres will extend her expertise as a member of the AAMC Student Survey Advisory Committee. Her commitment and dedication can be exemplified by her distinguished service last academic year serving as Chair of the Southern Group on Student Affairs Steering Committee for the AAMC, earning a commendation award for her exemplary service.

I am deeply honored by this appointment, it emphasizes our collective commitment to the growth, development, and success of our medical students. I look forward to championing their needs and aspirations at a national level.

Dr. Jennifer W. Caceres, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions, Associate Professor of Medicine

Headshot of Doug Stupec

Mr. Doug Stupec, Associate Director, Medical Student Financial Aid and Records, joins the AAMC's leadership by being elected to the National Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA). This committee is essential in shaping the future of medical student financial aid, focusing on legislative and regulatory aspects of loans and scholarships. Mr. Stupec will bring his expertise to the forefront, ensuring medical students have clear pathways to financial assistance.

Serving on the COSFA is both an honor and responsibility. Ensuring our medical students have access to necessary financial resources is paramount. I'm eager to leverage my expertise towards making meaningful contributions to the financial aid community.

Doug Stupec, Associate Director, Medical Student Financial Aid and Records

These accomplishments are a testament to the dedication and expertise of our College of Medicine leadership. Their roles on these national committees not only benefit our institution but also have a widespread positive impact on medical education nationwide. We are confident that Dr. Caceres and Mr. Stupec will excel in these roles, ensuring the best for our students and the broader medical community.

Go MedOwls!

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