News : 2012 : November

Melissa D. Stone, right, chats with another AAMC conference attendee about her poster on the ethics education program.

Miller School Students and Faculty Present at AAMC Annual Meeting

A handful of students, including one who was invited to showcase a free and easy student-initiated Miller School program that provides hands-on ethical training to medical students, were among the presenters at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco this month.

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Team Square members, Austin Perlmutter (in green), Kyle Stoffers (in orange headband), Adam Rosen (in red) and Alex Barsam, perform the most creative push-up.

Public Health Student Association and MedFit Host Third Annual Push-Ups for PHSA

The medical student group MedFit and the Public Health Student Association (PHSA) hosted the third annual Push-Ups for PHSA competition at the Medical Wellness Center on November 7 to raise funds for the healthy cooking and nutrition class at Booker T. Washington Senior High School in Overtown.

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Christopher Estes, M.D., accepts his award from Lydia Fein.

Miller School Educator Receives Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

Christopher Estes, M.D., assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, was honored with the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award by the international Medical Students for Choice organization for his outstanding guidance and support of the Miller School’s chapter.

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Daniel Lichtstein, M.D.

Dr. Daniel M. Lichtstein Designated ‘Master’ by American College of Physicians

Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., professor of medicine and Regional Dean for Medical Education, has been elected to Mastership in the American College of Physicians for his role as a citizen physician, educational innovator, humanist, and teacher-learner who inspires those around him and sets high standards for the practice of internal medicine.

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Discussing ethical dilemmas outside the nursing school are, clockwise from bottom right, DNP students Dennis Stevens, Siwei Liu,  Marlene Velasquez Sedito, Marcia Dodo, Hector Mercado, Karen McNeely, Rebecca Lee, Diane DeJesus, M.D. student Brett Van Leer-Greenberg, and DNP student Jorge Valdes.

UM Medical and Nursing Students Launch Joint Forum to Discuss Ethical Dilemmas, Build Relationships

Resolving challenging dilemmas is never easy, but as medical students from the Miller School of Medicine and doctoral nursing practice students from the School of Nursing & Health Studies learned in the first joint medical/nursing ethics session held on the Coral Gables campus this month, inter-professional dialogue can enhance teamwork and improve decision making in morally distressing situations.

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Carl I. Schulman, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Study Finds Social Networking Sites a Growing Factor in Medical Student and Resident Selections

In the largest study of its kind, Miller School researchers who queried hundreds of medical school admissions and residency selection professionals conclude that social networking sites will increasingly influence the selection of medical students and physician trainees in the U.S.

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From left are M.P.H. students Kelly O’Brien, Max Johansen, Daniella Orihuela, Courtney Avery, and M.D./M.P.H. students Mari Janowsky and Brigitte Frett, and Jamal Jones, CWC coordinator and M.P.H. student.

Sowing the Seeds of a New Era: Overtown Launches Community Garden

UM faculty, staff and students could be seen one evening last month building garden beds and digging in the dirt with community members, including a number of eager children, who gathered in Miami’s Gibson Park to establish Overtown’s largest community garden.

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