After three and a half years of medical school, a long residency application process, and an exciting, stressful week of waiting, the students under the tent in the Schoninger Research Quadrangle on Friday counted down the final 10 seconds to noon, dodged the confetti shooting through the air, and opened the envelopes that told them where they would spend the next several years of their lives.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has been ranked among the top 50 medical schools nationally by U.S. News & World Report in the 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” In that compilation, the Miller School is ranked No. 50 among 123 schools reporting.
Hundreds of University of Miami medical alumni from around the country flocked to South Florida recently for a weekend of reunions, celebrations, and seminars — all part of the Miller School of Medicine’s Medical Alumni Weekend 2018. The annual event, held March 2-3, celebrated the school with two days of activities that enabled former classmates to reconnect and learn about recent advances at the Miller School.
When Marcos C. Perez was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, an uncommon cancer of the blood-producing cells of the bone marrow, he began treatment at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. After three rounds of chemotherapy, Perez received stem cell transplants to rebuild the white blood cells in his immune system. "I am very positive about my outcome, because so many patients come out of Sylvester as winners."
His abdomen distended and tender, the 6-year-old boy had gone without medical attention for four days. A ceiling had collapsed on top of him in the mayhem of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, crushing his pelvis. Now, the boy lay in a makeshift infirmary at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince. Henri Ronald Ford, M.D., a Haitian-born pediatric surgeon who flew to his homeland to care for the injured, saved the boy's life.