Medical school is a transformative experience

It is an exciting and challenging journey. At Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, your journey is enhanced by diversity, research, innovation, and community outreach. Our unique, internationally recognized curriculum emphasizes how social factors impact health and disease and how research fuels the ability to improve patient outcomes. Are you ready to start your journey with us?

  • #1Most Diverse Medical School Among Public Universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • #2Most Diverse Medical School Nationwide, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • Top 30Most Graduates Practicing in Medically Underserved Areas, U.S. News & World Report, 2022


HWCOM at FIU offers a Doctor of Medicine degree, a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, and an International Visiting Medical Student Program.


Current Student Resources

  • Research

    We discovered a new broad-spectrum antibiotic, Arsinothricin

  • Diversity

    43% of our students are underrepresented minorities in medicine

  • Community

    Our student teams have made 12,000+ underserved household visits to more than 3,000 patients

Research at HWCOM

Our college conducts basic, applied, translational, clinical, and interdisciplinary research that leverages South Florida’s diverse demographics, improves the health of the South Florida community, and aligns with national global health trends.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff are the most important resource of our college. HWCOM is committed to supporting the excellence, resilience and vitality of our employees throughout their years of service and engagement.


Faculty and Staff Resources