• Suzanne Minor, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician and medical educator serving as the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU HWCOM). In this role, she is expanding and implementing a comprehensive clinical faculty development program in a distributed community model of clinical education consisting of numerous institutions and community sites. Dr. Minor is also overseeing professional development for all faculty at FIU HWCOM. Through educating faculty and students, she strives to cultivate physician resiliency and empower patients. Dr. Minor joined FIU HWCOM in 2010 and was the founding Family Medicine Clerkship Director, crafting and implementing a new curriculum for the clerkship. Additionally, she has been deeply involved in developing full-time and voluntary clinical faculty in multiple domains, including scholarship, pedagogy, and clinical and classroom teaching. Dr. Minor has served as chair of the Steering Committee for the Society for Teachers for Family Medicine (STFM) Group on Medical Student Education and has presented nationally on the topics of the millennial learner; clinical faculty recruitment, retention, and faculty development; home visits as an undergraduate clinical education platform; clerkship director roles and tasks; and mentoring. Peer-reviewed publications include research on family medicine faculty development as well as curricular contributions to the STFM National Clerkship Curriculum Project and narrative medicine pieces in Family Medicine and Pulse. Dr. Minor completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida and served as Chief Resident. Additionally, Dr. Minor attended the Medical Student Education Development Institute, sponsored by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Fellowship.

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  • Patient, student, and faculty empowerment
    Faculty development
    Medical education

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full name

  • Suzanne Minor


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