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 fee is $120 for the early application deadline on March 3, 2023 and $150 for the late (and final) application deadline on March 17, 2023. The cost is waived for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students.

      Each additional author that will be attending the conference will also be charged a fee of $75 for both early application and for late (and final) application. The cost will be waived for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students.

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?

      Expect to be notified of acceptance two weeks after submission.