Susan Solman, D.P.M., R.Ph.
Master in Physician Assistant Studies Program; Department of Medical Education
Office: MARC 238
Faculty Advisor: Alliance of Disabilities and Chronic Illness in Medicine
Dr. Susan Solman is a clinical pharmacist and podiatric physician involved in the pharmacology education of physician assistants and medical students. Solman is passionate about educating the medical community about the healthcare disparities that exist for people with disabilities in large part, due to inaccessible medical and diagnostic equipment and lack of medical education.
Solman has been instrumental in creating new perceptions of women with physical challenges as one of the founders of The Raw Beauty Project, a visual arts exhibit that received global media attention and was featured in Oprah Magazine, and as the producer of the award-winning short film, Getting Started. She is also in demand as a speaker on disability awareness with a focus on the health care disparities that exist for people with physical disabilities.
Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine, Barry University, Miami, FL
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Long Island University, New York, NY
Areas of interest/specialization
Disability and Inclusion
FIU President’s Access and Equity Award, 2023
FIU/ HWCOM Excellence in Teaching Award for E-Learning, 2022
Project: Creating New Standards in Medical Education for Treating Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries
Sponsor: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Period: October 31, 2021–October 30, 2023
Project: Educating Medical Students on Examining and Caring for People Living with Paralysis
Sponsor: The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Period: June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021