Health & Science

FAU Medical Student Receives Prestigious Honor from Humana

Jessica Reilly, a first-year medical student in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine was one of three recipients to receive the Terry G. Smith, M.D. Memorial Primary Care Medicine Preceptorship from Humana, one of the nation's leading health and well-being companies.

Humana created the Terry G. Smith, M.D. Memorial Primary Care Medicine Preceptorships to honor the memory of Dr. Smith, a long-time Humana leader and respected physician in the South Florida community. Dr. Smith, a primary care physician, spent 25 years with Humana, including two years as the Regional Market President for Humana's Medicare market operations in South and North Florida.

"Humana is proud to present these Preceptorships to three very deserving and talented South Florida medical students," said Dr. Fernando Valverde, Regional Market President for Humana's South and North Florida Medicare markets. "We know that Dr. Smith would be so pleased that we that we are helping these upcoming primary care physicians in his honor, and we hope they can help us continue the important legacy that he created in the South Florida medical community."

Recipients of the Preceptorships were based on recommendations from their respective Dean of Student Affairs and on their interest in primary care medicine, such as internal medicine, family medicine or pediatrics. Each of the recipients will complete a four-to-six week paid summer Preceptorship at one of the Humana-owned primary care medical centers in South Florida. 

Each year, three paid Preceptorships will be available to medical students who have declared an interest in primary care between their first and second years of medical school at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, or the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University.

The Preceptorships will be located in one of the Humana-owned medical practices in South Florida, including Metcare, Continucare and CAC-Florida Medical Centers.



MOA Team to Compete at National Ocean Sciences Bowl

Fort Pierce Westwood High School's Marine & Oceanographic Academy (MOA), located at FAU Harbor Branch, was recently crowned the regional champion of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, the third year out of the last four that MOA has won the competition.  The "Florida Manatee Bowl" attracted 15 teams from Jacksonville to Miami to HBOI to test their knowledge of a wide range of ocean-related topics. The MOA team will advance against 21 other regional champions in the 17th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl at the University of Washington on May 1-4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  


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