Florida Atlantic University received a transformational gift of $28 million from John and Ann Wood to support scholarships for students enrolled in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. This gift, in memory of their son, Robert A. Wood, creates an opportunity for a debt-free tuition for aspiring physicians. John and Ann hope this gift will inspire others to join them in increasing scholarship support to cover the tuition of every FAU medical school student.
“This gift starts our initiative toward debt-free tuition, which is only available in a handful of medical schools across the country. I am hopeful that this transformational gift will inspire others to follow in the path forged by Ann and John Wood, to support doctors of our community, for our community,” said Julie G. Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., dean and vice president of medical affairs of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. “Their generosity will help FAU’s College of Medicine make great strides in improving the delivery of and access to healthcare in South Florida by attracting the best and the brightest.”