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Current Students

The Florida State University College of Medicine carefully selects students who are outstanding academically and are committed to the college's mission of service to Florida's medically underserved populations. FSU medical students come from all over Florida and are culturally diverse. Many come from small towns and rural areas, but the state's major metropolitan areas are also well represented. A number of students are older than average for medical school and bring a broad range of professional and life experiences, while others come straight out of undergraduate programs. Most are active in student organizations, community service projects and medical outreach programs.

Class of 2017 Snapshot
  • Seventeen percent of the students are black, African-American or African-Caribbean; 11 percent, Hispanic; and 9 percent, Asian or Pacific Islander.
  • Eight percent of the Class of 2017 comes from rural counties.
  • Slightly more than four out of 10 students were biology majors. Other popular majors were exercise science, pre-med/health sciences, chemistry/biochemistry and psychology/neuroscience.
  • Read more in the 2013 Annual Report

In the Spotlight

  • Yaowaree Leavell's essay on Suzanne Harrison was a finalist in a contest sponsored by the American Medical Women's Association.


  • Jackie Sanchez (Class of 2017) ranks No. 3 in 9-ball among the country's college women.


  • Katie Longardner (M.D.,'14) pioneers internal health externship in Madrid, Spain.


  • Eleven members of the FSU Association of Latino Medical Students attended the National Hispanic Medical Association Conference in Washington, D.C.


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