FIU med school featured on NPR
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s innovative approach to medical education received national exposure Wednesday, Jan. 5, when National Public Radio (NPR) featured the medical school’s Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP initiative on its Morning Edition radio show that is broadcast to a national audience.
To access the radio piece and accompanying story, click here.
The Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP initiative is a core component of the College of Medicine curriculum. Through NeighborhoodHELP, the community outreach arm of the Green Family Medicine & Society Program, each medical student is part of a team that includes students from nursing, social work, public health, law and other disciplines. Over a three-year period, each medical student will work with a household. The interdisciplinary cooperation is similar to the model that is taking shape in modern medicine, as doctors collaborate with counterparts such as social workers to address a patient’s needs.
Last year, the Green Family Foundation (GFF), a private, non-profit organization that supports social programs dedicated to improving community health and elevating universal socio-economic conditions, announced a $5 million gift – $10 million with state match – to fund the Medicine & Society program.