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FAU Assistant Dean Named ‘Internist of the Year’ by the American College of Physicians Florida Chapter

        BOCA RATON, FL (September 23, 2008) – Dr. Stuart Markowitz, the assistant dean of medical student affairs in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University, recently was named “Internist of the Year” by the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

                “I am humbled and delighted with this award. To have the opportunity to mentor and teach medical students is intellectually very fulfilling and stimulating,” said Markowitz. “The ability to contribute to indigent care and teach medical students at the same time is another valuable part of my contribution to medical care in Palm Beach County. The effort to interest medical students in becoming primary care physicians is most challenging but important to the future of healthcare.”

Markowitz came to Boca Raton four years ago to jumpstart the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine regional campus program at FAU. His role at the regional campus includes managing admissions, as well as teaching and handling student affairs issues. A 1969 cum laude graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Markowitz obtained his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1973.   Markowitz has three children and four grandchildren.  

The ACP is a national organization of internists, or physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its membership of 126,000 includes internists, internal medicine subspecialists – in areas such as cardiology, hematology, oncology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, etc. – and medical students, residents and fellows. The Florida chapter is the largest single governance in the college, and the largest specialty society in the state of Florida. 

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