Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Francia Portacio, MPH

Francia Portacio, MPH

Senior Program Coordinator

Medical Scientist Training Program



Coordinate admissions and enrollment process, student activities and related affairs for the MD/PhD program.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science, University of Miami
Master of Public Health, University of Miami

Where are you from?

I was born in Cucuta, Colombia and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

What brought you to the University of Miami?

I always considered UM to be a prestigious institution to work and go to school. I had the privilege of working in Medical Admissions at UM MSM for nine years. My role in admissions made me realize my love for recruitment and student services in higher education. I am proud to be a UM alumna and contribute towards helping our students, staff and faculty meet our mission. GO CANES!!

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish