M.D. candidate Vibhu Chittajallu expressed the Class of 2018's celebratory mood.

Miller School Commencement Ceremony Cheers the Class of 2018

As a sea of excited students waited to march into the auditorium at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center on Saturday to celebrate four inspiring, demanding years of medical school and the incredible opportunity that lies ahead, Kelly McCarter thought for a moment and then described the significance of this day. “It’s been a long time coming, a lot of hard work,” she said.

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From left, Javier Flores, M.D. ’95, Elsy Carbot-Flores, M.D. ’95, Francisco “Frank” Flores, M.D. ’95, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D. ’95, Ayleen Pinera-Llano, M.D. ’95, and Oscar Sosa, M.D. ’95.

Mentors Help Medical Students Focus in on a Specialty

In addition to hours of class work, clinical training, and endless amounts of studying, medical students also face the challenge of focusing in on which medical specialty they would like to pursue. The Office of Student Services tries to make that task a little easier each year by hosting numerous events, including the annual Career Advising Dinner.

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With Grand Prize check, from left, Marianna Makri, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship Programs faculty director, Joseph Cioffi, Andrew Richardson, M.B.A., and Elliot Smerling, Entrepreneurship Advisory Board member.

Miller School Team Wins Big in Entrepreneurship Competition

A pair of Miller School students took home the Grand Prize in the Graduate/Alumni Track — and a check for $10,000 — in the 2018 University of Miami Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the UM Business School. They also walked away with a separate check for $1,500 for the Best Presentation in the Graduate/Alumni Track. The competition’s final presentations and award ceremony took place on April 11.

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Some of the newly elected student members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Gold Humanism Awards Recognize Students with Compassion, Empathy and Respect for the Whole Patient

Recognition from your peers is often the most meaningful. At the recent fourth annual Gold Humanism Awards Initiation Banquet, 33 students and one faculty member from the Miller School of Medicine learned first hand what that feels like.

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Iron Arrow spring 2018 inductees.

Iron Arrow Taps Two Students from Miller School

With the telltale beating of a single drum and a tap on the shoulder with an iron arrow, members of the Iron Arrow Honor Society this week renewed one of the U’s greatest spring traditions. Marching across the Coral Gables and medical campuses in a solemn procession, they bestowed a leading University of Miami honor on 22 lucky recipients — membership in the organization that recognizes students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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