Five of the 13 members appointed to the state Physician Workforce Advisory Council last month are affiliated with the FSU College of Medicine.
“The council’s primary responsibility is to advise the state surgeon general and others on the status of the physician workforce in the state and provide input into policies and decisions regarding the future workforce,” said Alma Littles, senior associate dean for medical education and academic affairs.
The appointments, announced by state Surgeon General and Secretary of Health John Armstrong, last through Nov. 25, 2019.
In alphabetical order, these are the five members with an FSU connection:
Littles said the council’s past work was in the categories of graduate medical education; physician attraction, retention and retraining; and medical education and the applicant pipeline.
Here, from Florida’s 2014 Physician Workforce Annual Report, are examples of the data that the council compiles:
Littles notes that the College of Medicine’s unique educational model appoints practicing physicians at six regional campuses as faculty members for its medical students, and that it has a successful history of admitting diverse classes of students.
“Having five of the six council members as FSU College of Medicine faculty or employees,” she said, “brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.”