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Dr Eric Fernandez
An AIDS Awareness Discussion With Dr. Edgar Fernandez

On December 1, World AIDS Day kicks off AIDS Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to this deadly disease, honor those who have been lost to it, and work to end the related stigmas. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is an advanced stage of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), an infection that attacks the body’s immune system.
Feeling the Connection: Healthy Mom, Healthy Child
Feeling the Connection: Healthy Mom, Healthy Child

Dr. Christine Armstrong is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Connecticut. Dr. Shanique Ampiah is a pediatric psychiatrist in Florida. Different specialties. Different locations. Both share common ground when it comes to the mental health of moms.
How Cultural Competence Improves Hispanic Maternal Health
How Cultural Competence Improves Hispanic Maternal Health

At FemCare OB-GYN, an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Miami, a 29-year-old woman who recently arrived from Nicaragua was seeking help for severe abdominal pain. She had been suffering with it for months. She was desperate, distraught, and crying as she struggled in Spanish to voice her symptoms.
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AUC Sponsors and Participates in Pink Walk

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) was a proud sponsor of Positive Foundation's Pink Walk, an annual event held in recognition of breast cancer survivors, warriors, and those who have lost the fight against breast cancer.

Shakira Rivera
Shakira Rivera Inspires Latino Students to Pursue a Career in Medicine

There are many reasons Shakira Rivera shouldn’t be where she is today. But the second-year medical student at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) refused to succumb to the obstacles she faced and is now well on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a doctor.
Pedro Delgado
Increasing Hispanic Representation in Healthcare

According to the most recent data (2019) provided by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), only 5.8% of active physicians identify as Hispanic which pales in comparison to the total U.S. Hispanic population.
Ingrid Paredes
A Chat with Ingrid Paredes, AUC MD '11

Conversations on women’s health are always relevant, particularly when it comes to ovarian cancer and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). For help on these subjects — and to learn a bit more about an AUC alumna — we turned to Dr. Ingrid Paredes, an obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) specialist at FemCare OB-GYN in Miami.
Dhaval Desai
Dr. Dhaval R. Desai, MD '07 Featured in TIME

As a hospital leader and physician, AUC graduate (’07) Dr. Dhaval R. Desai continually puts his passion for healing and caring into practice. He firmly believes that the medical community must place a priority on empathy and compassion—not only to ensure that patients get the best possible care but also to support the wellness of frontline healthcare workers.
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