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The four PLC signature programs were developed to provide medical students opportunities to apply their newly acquired skills through various events and programs outside of the classroom. Student experiences through the PLC signature programs support curricular learning objectives, promotes interprofessional networking, facilitates the development of leadership skills, and provides opportunities to care for Miami-Dade’s underserved communities in collaboration with the NeighborhoodHELP™ program.

Academic Medicine Pipeline Program

In a collaboration with the Office of Medical Education and the Panther Learning Communities, the Academic Medicine Pipeline Program (AMP2) is a 4-year structured program that educates, develops, and mentors medical students to become highly regarded future residents and medical educators, while also enhancing the diversity of doctors entering the field of academic medicine. AMP2 provides medical students the opportunity to develop and enhance teaching skills in the areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction – while engaging in research in the scholarship of teaching and learning through faculty mentored projects. AMP2 students are awarded an annual competency-based micro-credential and a master-credential in teaching upon completion in period 4.

Contact Program Coordinator - Talia Gonzalez

MedLEAD

In conjunction with the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Mission Statement, the purpose of the MedLEAD Program is to provide a platform for medical students to obtain the necessary skills and experiences to lead, inspire a vision, and transform the ever-evolving healthcare system. The PLC MedLEAD Program serves as a means to address the needs of our medical students to gain the necessary leadership and mentorship skills required to be the type of physician HWCOM aims to graduates.

Contact Program Coordinator - TBA

Community Service Learning

The PLC Community Service Learning program provides medical students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the sociocultural components of health through service-learning initiatives within NeighborhoodHELP® partnered neighborhoods.

Contact Program Coordinator - Alexander Ravelo

PLC Culinary Medicine Program

The PLC Culinary Medicine Program will provide medical students the opportunity to enhance their academic experience in the context of addressing social determinants of health through enhancing the awareness of nutrition and food in underserved minority communities. During a series of educational and culinary activities - such as the Student Nutrition and Cooking Series (SNACS) - students participating in this program will further develop their understanding of the social determinants of health through collaborations with NeighborhoodHELP, Department of Humanities, Health and Society, and the Community Engaged Physician courses.

Contact Program Coordinator - Talia Gonzalez

M2 Program Chairs

Anderson

William Srouji 
Community Service-Learning

Linh Pham
Culinary Medicine

Alyssa Cartwright
MedLEAD

Hippocrates

Nolan Hofstee
Community Service-Learning

Michaela Polmann
Culinary Medicine

Danielle Hanuschak
MedLEAD

Pasteur

Kajal Patel 
Community Service-Learning

Claire Malley
Culinary Medicine

Jasmine Nadayil
MedLEAD

Semmelweiss

Stephanie Martinez
Community Service-Learning

Joseph Bui 
Culinary Medicine

Kristy Terp
MedLEAD