The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
is the medical school
of Florida International University
, located in Miami, Florida
in the United States
. The Wertheim College of Medicine is one of the university's 26 schools and colleges. The College of Medicine was founded by the Florida Board of Governors
on March 23, 2006 and its inaugural class of 43 new students began in the Fall of 2009, becoming the first graduating class in 2013. The College of Medicine is estimated to impact the annual economy by more than a $1 billion and create more than 8,300 jobs in South Florida
. The Wertheim College of Medicine is the only public medical school in Southern Florida.
Admission to the Wertheim College of Medicine is competitive, and the college has one of the highest number of applicants in the state, greater than the University of Florida
. For Fall 2010, 3,606 students applied for 43 spots.
The College's first associate executive dean of academic affairs is Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson, a member of the National Academy of Sciences
, Dr. Pedro José Greer
is the assistant dean of academic affairs, Dr. Barry P. Rosen, an Awardee, is Associate Dean for Basic Research and Graduate Programs, and Dr. Sanford Markham was named executive associate dean of student affairs of the college. In September 2007, concerns had been raised by the... Read More