News : 2014 : June

William Burns beside his plane on an aircraft carrier deck.

Medical Student, a Former Navy Pilot, is Named UM’s First Tillman Military Scholar

William Burns, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot who is entering his fourth year as a medical student, has been named the University of Miami’s first Tillman Military Scholar. The $15,000 award is given by the Pat Tillman Foundation to active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses who are pursuing higher education, and who wish to continue to be of service to others.

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Miami Model diversity program attendees.

Miami Model Program Prepares Aspiring Medical Students

Port-au-Prince native Djamel Joachin was inspired to join the medical field in the chaotic aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake. The then-engineering major traveled from Gainesville to Haiti to translate for doctors, but suddenly found himself drawing blood from patients. Attending this year’s Miami Model diversity program puts Joachin closer to his dreams of going to medical school.

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Michael Maguire consults with C.B. Wohl, M.P.H., assistant clinic director at Caridad Center.

M.D./M.P.H. Student Michael Maguire Wins National Leadership Award

Third-year M.D./M.P.H. student Michael Maguire, M.S., is a 2014 recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s esteemed Leadership Award. The national award recognizes Maguire for his excellence in community service, advocacy and education, and includes special training to develop his skills as a future leader.

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