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Student Disaster Housing Program Promotes Statewide Fellowship

Dr. Elaine Wallace-Nov. 2017

Dr. Elaine Wallace-Nov. 2017

Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S.4, dean of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM), has initiated the creation of an important website to benefit students attending Florida’s various medical schools.

In October 2016, Wallace presented an innovative idea to the Council of Florida Medical School Deans (CFMSD) focused on the importance of creating a network of medical students who would be willing to provide temporary housing to students from other Florida medical schools displaced by natural disasters.

“The creation of the Florida Medical Student Disaster Housing program addresses the human component of a natural disaster in Florida,” said Mark Sandhouse, D.O., M.S., associate dean of administration, who chaired the CFMSD task force. “It gives students of all Florida medical schools the ability to find a safe haven in a storm should they need it.”

Working in conjunction with physicians from Florida State University (FSU) and the University of Miami, as well as with student representatives from the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, the task force designed a registration questionnaire for interested students. FSU—in a display of appreciated collaboration—also volunteered to create and host the website.

The Florida Medical Student Disaster Housing website debuted on July 27, 2018. KPCOM students interested in participating in the program can register to house a Florida medical student at fmsdisasterhousing.com

Dr. Mark Sandhouse-2014

Dr. Mark Sandhouse-2014