Three Muslim Medical Students Detained and Released

September 22, 2002

Source: The Miami Herald

On September 22, 2002 The Miami Herald reported that "the physician charged with coordinating the education of three Ross University medical students detained in a recent Alligator Alley terrorist scare says he's been removed from his position at Larkin Community Hospital because he tried to find another Miami-area hospital for the students to complete their course work. Fernandez, who remains employed by Ross, said neither administrators at Ross nor a letter from Larkin explained why he was removed. The order, Fernandez said, came from Larkin's Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jack Michel. Michel confirmed that the hospital ended its affiliation with Fernandez but denied that it had anything to do with the placement of the students. He would not say why Fernandez was removed."