FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
|FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine|
|Dean||John A. Rock|
|Students||167 (Fall 2011)
480 (at full capacity)
|Location||Miami, Florida, United States|
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is the medical school of Florida International University, located in University Park in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, in the United States. The 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. Its inaugural class of 43 students entered in fall 2009 and will be the first graduating class in 2013.
For Fall 2010, 3,606 students applied for 43 spots.
The College of Medicine was fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in February 2013. 
Despite concerns that budget cuts by the Florida Legislature would delay the opening of the College of Medicine, the college opened in fall 2009.
On June 12, 2009, longtime FIU benefactor Herbert Wertheim, announced that he would donate $20 million to the FIU College of Medicine, to be matched by state funds for a total of $40 million. Following this, the college was renamed in his honor. Funds from the donation will go to the establishment of the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Endowments for Medical Education and Research, as well as the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Medical Scholarship Endowment. Half of the endowment, which will be funded over the course of three years to 2012, will be set aside to support scholarships for College of Medicine students and other students pursuing advanced degrees in other scientific fields such as engineering.
Dr. John A. Rock, an experienced medical educator and one of the nation’s most respected physicians, was selected as the founding dean in 2006. The College's first associate executive dean of academic affairs is Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson, a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. J. Patrick O'Leary is the executive associate dean of clinical affairs and Dr. Sanford Markham was named executive associate dean of student affairs of the college. Dr. Barry P. Rosen is Associate Dean for Basic Research and Graduate Programs.
This table does not account deferred
applications or other unique situations.
The FIU College of Medicine received 3,247 applicants for 43 spots in its inaugural 2009 class, giving the College of Medicine a 3.8% admissions rate.
For fall 2010, 3,606 students applied for admission into the College of Medicine, of which 43 were accepted. FIU receives more applicants than any other medical school in Florida, and has the state's lowest admissions rate. The average undergraduate GPA was a 3.7. Students of the Class of 2014 came from Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, and Michigan. 84% of students were from Florida, and 54% were Miamians.
Medical School Complex 
A new medical school complex is expected to be constructed in the northeast side of the main campus by the University Park Apartments. The complex will hold a new parking garage, 5 new medical school facilities along with a new molecular biology building next to the current Chemistry and Physics Building. As of July 2010, the Ambulatory Care Clinic and parking garage (Market Station) are under construction.
The FIU College of Medicine works in affiliation with community hospitals: Baptist Health South Florida, Broward Health, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Florida, Jackson North Hospital, Memorial Health Care System (Hollywood), Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute, Miami Children’s Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. These help educate medical students and provide graduates with residency opportunities.
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