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Page 4, Boca Club News                                          award the M.D. degree. After receiving approval from the        (GME) was formed in fall 2011 with five leading hospitals
Eighth Annual White Coats from page 1                           Florida legislature and the governor, it became the 134th       in Palm Beach County. In June 2014, FAU’s College of
                                                                allopathic medical school in North America.                     Medicine welcomed its inaugural class of 36 residents in its
                                                                	 With more than 70 full- and part-time faculty and             first University-sponsored residency in internal medicine,
                                                                more than 1,300 affiliate faculty, the college matriculates     and graduated its first class of internal medicine residents in
                                                                64 medical students each year and has been nationally           2017.
                                                                recognized for its innovative curriculum. To further FAU’s      	 For more information about the 2018 “White Coats-
                                                                commitment to increase much needed medical residency            4-Care,” pledge a gift to attend the event, or to make a
                                                                positions in Palm Beach County, and to ensure that the          contribution, contact Yael Matan at the FAU Charles E.
                                                                region will continue to have an adequate and well-trained       Schmidt College of Medicine, at
                                                                physician workforce, the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College         or (561) 297-4452. Online registration is also available at
                                                                of Medicine Consortium for Graduate Medical Education 

Dr. Ira Gelb (center), who was instrumental in establishing     Got Talent? from page 1                                         Nick Aquilino won the 2017 Idol competition and sang the
FAU’s Schmidt School of Medicine, is flanked by WC4C Co-                                                                        National Anthem at the Boca Raton Bowl. Photo by Ron
chairs Bonnie and Jon Kaye.                                     bowl game,” shared Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton            Elkman.
                                                                Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley. “We look forward
JoAnne Williams, and Dr. Sarah Wood.                            to expanding the wide range of entries and increasing public    Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference,
	 FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine officially       voting excitement so we can ‘cheer on’ and share our area’s     with the Mid-American Athletic Conference having a
welcomes its eighth incoming class of 64 students on Friday,    home-grown talent and their interesting personal stories with   secondary tie-in. The team from Conference USA will make
August 10th, 2018, at the College’s coveted White Coat          bowl fans.”                                                     its headquarters at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, and the
Ceremony. During this event, each new medical student will      	 What’s in it for the winner?                                  American Athletic Conference team will be at the PGA
receive a white coat that represents integrity, compassion      	 Along with performing the National Anthem for bowl            National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.
and trust and symbolizes their shared commitment to serve       fans during opening ceremonies at FAU Stadium prior to the      	 This bowl game first “touched down” in 2014 and has
patients and honor an oath they will collectively develop       game being televised nationally, the Boca Raton Bowl Idol       since aired live annually on ESPN throughout the U.S.,
before the ceremony that will serve as their own code of        will receive 10 game tickets for family and friends that will   as well as on international affiliates in South America, the
conduct throughout medical school and as physicians. A          include sideline access during the performance.                 Caribbean, Australia and Europe, and is also broadcast on
“welcome to the community” note from each WC4C donor            Entering Is Easy As an Online Click                             ESPN Radio. As one of 14 bowl games owned and operated
will be inserted into a student’s coat pocket.                  	 Those who are interested in sharing their talent (vocal or    by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, this year’s bowl game
	 “For more than a century, the white coat has served as the    instrumental) must upload an audition demo video anytime        will once again be held on the Tuesday before Christmas.
pre-eminent symbol of physicians, and our White Coats-4-        between now and Thursday, June 28th, as well as complete the    The event has become a celebrated annual holiday tradition
Care event is a wonderful way to memorialize this tradition     official online entry form and provide a hi-res color headshot  in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County as it lives up to its
while welcoming our newest medical students to the Charles      to On Friday, July             other name, “Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party”. Bowl
E. Schmidt College of Medicine and to this community,”          6th, selected entries will be featured on the Cheribundi Tart   week activities will begin with the arrival of the participating
said Phillip Boiselle, M.D., dean of FAU’s Charles E.           Cherry Boca Raton Bowl website for public voting. The           teams on Friday, Dec. 14th. Days, times and sites for the team
Schmidt College of Medicine. “We sincerely thank Bonnie         “Bowl Idol poll” will close on Sunday, July 15th, at 11:59      welcome parties, beach parties, luncheon, pep rallies and other
and Jon Kaye, the planning committee, our advisory board        p.m.                                                            bowl week activities will be released at a later date. For more
members, our hospital and health care partners, and the entire  Open-to-the-Public Finalist Night, August 1st, Benefits         information, visit
community for their continued support of our medical school     Spirit of Giving                                                	 For full 2018 Boca Raton Bowl Idol talent competition
and our mission to educate Florida’s future physicians.”        	 Held during the official kick-off event for Boca Raton        entry details and official registration form, visit www.
	 FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is one of        Chamber Festival Days, eight competitors will be invited to To purchase tickets
approximately 151 accredited medical schools in the U.S.        perform onstage for a panel of judges and a live audience       for the finalists night event on August 1st, visit www.
The college was launched in 2010, when the Florida Board        on Wednesday, August 1st. A combination of audience votes
of Governors made a landmark decision authorizing FAU to        and judges’ selections will determine three finalists who will
                                                                perform once more to see who will be chosen as this year’s
                                                                Boca Raton Bowl Idol. Details about this event to benefit
                                                                Spirit of Giving, the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton
                                                                Bowl charity partner, will soon be announced.
                                                                	 About the Boca Raton Bowl: The Boca Raton Bowl is
                                                                one of 41 postseason college bowl games in the country and
                                                                the only one hosted in Palm Beach County. Featuring all
                                                                the pomp and circumstance of traditional bowl events, the
                                                                Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl is a high-energy,
                                                                entertaining experience for both college football fans and
                                                                non-fans alike and allows the national spotlight to shine on
                                                                Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. This year, the fifth
                                                                annual bowl game will have primary tie-ins for teams from
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