Dr. Rothe receives national award in child and adolescent psychiatry

Dr. Eugenio Rothe, professor in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, is being recognized nationally for his commitment and contributions to child and adolescent psychiatry. The American Psychiatric Association, the largest psychiatric association in the world, is honoring Rothe with its 2022 Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention. The […]

HWCOM In the News- November 2021

November 30, 20215 holiday budgeting tips for college studentsHWCOMHubBiz November 29, 2021The Silent TearsSamantha Rodriguez, M4in-Training November 26, 2021Omicron is ‘most worrisome variant we have seen so far,’ expert saysDr. Aileen MartyWPLG, Miami November 23, 2021University breaks fundraising record on Give Miami Day 10th anniversaryDr. Juan C. CendanFIU News November 22, 2021A year later, AMA […]

HWCOM’s 2021 FIU Faculty Convocation Award Winners

Five of our faculty members were honored this year with the 2021 FIU Faculty Convocation Award. The recipients were selected by the Faculty Senate Awards and Honorary Degree Committee in recognition of their “significant achievements” in teaching, librarianship, and service. Congratulations to the HWCOM honorees who are making a REAL difference. Excellence in TeachingFerdinand Gomez, […]

Naomi D. Nixon joins FIU Medicine as head of Development

As the new associate dean for Development at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Naomi D. Nixon, will oversee the college’s fundraising, donor stewardship, and alumni engagement. Nixon’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for the College of Medicine, which recently partnered with Baptist Health in a transformative alliance that will enhance medical education, research, […]

Navigating Cultural Sensitivities and Trust in Healthcare: A Personal Encounter in Family Medicine

Skepticism of health care is often common in vulnerable populations. M3 Lauren Offield shares her encounter with an elderly patient skeptical of a cancer diagnosis due to past health care letdowns–and reminds future physicians to recognize systemic challenges and understand patients holistically. This article first appeared in in-Training, an online publication for and by medical […]

In the News–February 2024

February 19, 2023A Letter to PipoNatalie Mesain-Training February 13, 2024CHRISTOPHER SENKOWSKI, M.D., FACS, NAMED DIRECTOR OF GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT BAPTIST HEALTHSouth Florida Hospital News February 1, 2024Suicide has reached epidemic proportions in the US − yet medical students still don’t receive adequate training to treat suicidal patientsRodolfo Bonnin, Nathaly Desmarais, Leonard GralnikThe ConversationFIU News […]

In the News– January 2024

January 31, 2024EDI in Action: FIU Improving Access for Patients with DisabilitiesDr. Susan SolmanPA Education Association January 30, 2024Medical students often ill-equipped to help suicidal patientsRodolfo Bonnin, Nathaly Desmarais, Leonard GralnikWashington Post January 26, 2024Penumbra addresses limitations of ACS management strategyDr. James BenenatiHealthcare Digital January 25, 2024What patients and students should know about new FIU-Baptist […]

In The News- December 2023

December 29, 2023Weight loss has changed: Ozempic, intermittent fasting and new ways to shed pounds in 2024Dr. Eneida RoldanSun Sentinel December 25, 2023Implementation of an Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Program in the Emergency Department of a Community Teaching Hospital.Physician’s WeeklyStill Here: My Experience with Repeating a Year of Medical SchoolMarthena Phanin-Training December 22, 2023Ad Hoc Meeting […]

In The News–November 2023

November 30, 2023Baptist Health and FIU join forces to elevate care, address doctor shortage and boost medical research in South FloridaMiami’s Community Newspapers November 29, 2023How an FIU-Baptist partnership could ‘transform healthcare’ in Miami, and what it means Miami HeraldBaptist Health and FIU Medical School forge partnership to enhance local careWSVN, MiamiBaptist Health South Florida […]

In the News-October 2023

October 11, 2023Next-Gen Researcher: Patience Ngozi PaulFIU News October 10, 2023Welcome Back: FIU’s first medical students celebrate their 10-year reunionFIU NewsFIU’s first medical students celebrate their 10-year reunionSpot on Florida October 1, 2023Updates in the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening LandscapeRuby HollingerRetinal Physician

The “non-compliant” patient

The patient was labeled as “non-compliant.” But was he? And why? Fourth-year medical student Zoha Irfan shares an experience during a clinical rotation that taught her the importance of patient communication. This article first appeared in in-Training, an online publication for and by medical students. You never know what environment you are going to walk […]

In the News–September 2023

September 27, 2023Heat and humidity kill. OpinionAran ThiravialingamMiami Herald September 21, 2023AAMC-CDC vaccine confidence media tourDr. Eneida RoldanWLZL, Washington, D.C.Memorial opens primary care facility to serve northwest Miami-Dade residentsDr. Luis Santana LopezSouth Florida Hospital News & Healthcare Report September 20, 2023One of Broward’s public hospitals is opening a primary care center near HialeahDr. Luis Santana […]

Still Here

Second-year medical student Marthena Phan is living proof of the old adage, “If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again.”Marthena is not shy about sharing her experience of repeating the first year of medical school. She embraces it– it made her “more confident, resilient, compassionate, and prepared to face challenges.” And she hopes it […]