Students Host Another Successful DOCS Dean’s 5K Walk/Run
The Third Annual DOCS Dean’s 5K Walk/Run attracted more than 100 participants and raised nearly $5,000. The event, organized by Miller School of Medicine students, raises awareness and funds for the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service (DOCS) to help buy supplies and equipment. Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of the University of Miami Health System, kicked off the January 10 race with an inspirational speech.
The DOCS program is a student-run organization that offers students, residents and faculty the opportunity to practice their clinical skills while providing free screenings and health education to underserved populations in South Florida.
DOCS hosts nine free annual health fairs in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties in addition to two weekly clinics. The organization is excited about the growth of the DOCS Dean’s Run, and is already looking forward to next year’s event.