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Signature Programs

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.

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.

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.

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.

M4 Senior Executive Committee

Gabriel Correa

Gabriel Correa
PLC Anderson

Edna Johnson

Edna Johnson
PLC Hippocrates

Greisy Hervell

Greisy Harvell
PLC Pastuer

Karina Hofstee

Karina Hofstee
PLS Semmelweis

M2 Program Chairs

Anderson

Courtney Bryant

Courtney Bryant
Community Service-Learning

Fariha Hasham

Fariha Hasham
Culinary Medicine

Dan Tran

Dan Tran
MedLEAD

Hippocrates

Robert Wood

Robert Wood
Community Service-Learning

Amanda Baroutjian

Amanda Baroutjian
Culinary Medicine

Harsha Raju

Harsha Raju
MedLEAD

Pasteur

Lauren Robertson

Lauren Robertson
Community Service-Learning

Matan Ozery

Matan Ozery
Culinary Medicine

Joseph Rinaldi

Joseph Rinaldi
MedLEAD

Semmelweiss

Nicole Lopez

Nicole Lopez
Community Service-Learning

Anqelique Gadson

Anqelique Gadson
Culinary Medicine

Corey Suthumphong

Corey Suthumphong
MedLEAD