Florida International University, is the only public medical school in south Florida. The university promotes the future of public health and creates an educational opportunity in the country of Florida. The university was established in 2006 focused on health concerns and critical shortage of physicians nationally. The College of Medicine is a program that shows a Twenty first century approach to health care and medical education.
The medical school is providing quality and affordable medical education to educate the students who are willing to serve for the South Florida's demographics. It will help our clinically under served communities and cause a financial effect that will gradually arrive at more than $1 billion dollars each year.
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the nationally recognized authority for medical education programs in the United States and Canada. LCME accreditation provides assurance to meet national standards for educational quality.
FIU is recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award all medical degree programs.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) monitors continuing medical education ("CME") activities to ensure that they receive the advanced standards of quality and will help doctors in keeping or enhancing their practice of medicine.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is a nonprofit organization that accredits residency training programs in the United States. Graduates of LCME can enter into an ACGME approved residency programs.
The financial aid provided by the university are scholarships, grants, and student loans.
HWCOM grants based on financial need, educational benefit, and diversity. Federal grants are not applicable to medical students; however, these students may apply for institutional grants awarded by FIU. The eligibility is calculated by the HWCOM Financial Aid Office based on FAFSA information. A wide range of loan programs is available to assist medical students in funding the cost of medical education.
The following programs are presented to HWCOM medical students who fulfill particular qualification criteria:
Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
You may be eligible to receive Federal Direct Stafford Loans if you have selected FAFSA application. Federal Processor calculates your financial need based on the information provided in your FAFSA application. The fixed interest rate is 6.8%.
Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans.
The Federal Graduate Plus Loan is applicable to students only for a particular program. For this the students must file FAFSA. This loan requires a credit cheque. However, it is more flexible than private student loans. This Loan is a fixed interest loan with an interest rate of 7.9%.
Private Student Loans.
If you do not qualify for federal government loans, you may wish to apply for a private student loan. Private student loans are based on credit and interest rates vary based on the borrower's credit score.
If you have little or no credit history, it may be difficult for you to qualify for a student loan without a cosigner. The HWCOM Financial Aid Office can guide you in understanding your options and making the right choices for your education and your future.
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Class of 2014
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