Miami Dade College

Hialeah Campus

Collage of photos showing student posing for a photo in Florence, Italy and visiting a museum

Dr. Carlos A. Ruiz (Anatomy & Physiology) has identified the social need to educate and train pre-med and allied-health students to become advocates for accessible and affordable health care in the United States. In a partnership with the Lorenzo d' Medici Institute, in Florence, Italy, Dr. Ruiz developed a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program, which allows Human Anatomy and Physiology students to embark in an eye-opening educational experience in Florence, Italy, for four weeks. This Faculty-led Study Abroard Program has been offered to college-wide students during the Summer Terms since 2015.