Conference FAQ

CHLC Frequently Asked Questions

1.     What is DOCS?

      Founded in 2000, DOCS is a student run, non-profit organization endorsed by the UMMSM administration. DOCS holds annual fairs in 8 different needy communities in Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties and a free weekly clinic for medically underserved populations. We screen for the most prevalent diseases in our community including; hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, vision loss, obesity, and depression, as well as colon, breast, cervical, and skin cancers. Using a referral system of free clinics, we also act as a portal for entry to care for those patients identified to be at risk.

2.      What is the Community Health Leadership Conference (CHLC)?

      The Community Health Leadership Conference is held annually by the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service as per our effort to “Disseminate the Model.” Schools throughout the country have organizations similar to DOCS in an effort to serve their community. We hope to collaborate with these medical school organizations to facilitate conversation, share ideas and make a program for service-based medical education a reality in communities served by medical and healthcare professional schools throughout the country. This is the centerpiece of our efforts, and we hope that a weekend filled with conversation, troubleshooting and service will reinvigorate our attendees and put us all on a path to accomplish this long-term goal.

3.     How much does CHLC cost?

      The early-bird registration will open on January 16, 2024 and the deadline would be February 8, 2024. The early-bird fee for non-UM students is $120The regular registration will open on February 9, 2024 and close on February 19, 2024. The regular price for non-UM students will be $150. Each additional author who will be attending will be charged $75. If you have any questions about the conference, please email us at

4.     What does your registration include?

      Access to all the conference events (keynote addresses, oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, awards ceremony, other miscellaneous conference paraphernalia).

5.     OK great! But when will I hear back about my application?

      Decisions will be sent out by January 16, 2024.

6.     How do I pay for my registration?

      Click here to complete your registration.

      The link is for a payment page on stripe. There are multiple items listed there. Please adjust your quantity as required for the items you need to pay for.

      Please note: the registration fee is nonrefundable.