Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, (HWCOM) at Florida International University (FIU) is a community-based, twenty-first-century medical school located in Miami, Florida, with an innovative medical education curriculum. Its college was established in 2006, enrolled its first medical students in 2009, and was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in 2013. By working collaboratively to respond to the health needs of patients and communities, its college is preparing students to become socially accountable physicians, scientists, and health professionals who can serve the South Florida community.