Geriatrics is a key component of the mission of the College of Medicine. The key functions of the department include:
The College is the first medical school in history to begin with a legislative mandate to teach geriatrics in all four years. Read more about the curriculum, geriatric clerkship, senior electives, and the geriatric rotation.
For more information on a career in geriatrics, read Choosing Geriatrics as a Specialty.
The College was in the third cohort of Reynolds grantees, whose purpose was to expand geriatric education. We expanded our curriculum to teach principles of geriatric care that could be applied across the lifespan. In order to help patients of all ages, we planned a curriculum that didn't label the principles being taught as geriatric. The curriculum starts the moment medical students set foot on campus, allowing broad acceptance and application of geriatric concepts in all disciplines of medical education. Dr. Lisa Granville, Associate Chair, was the Principle Investigator.
Live Oak Geriatric Education Center Consortium
The College was the recipient of a 3-year, $1,500,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to provide interdisciplinary geriatric education in the community. This grant was a consortium of FSU, Florida A&M University, and University of South Alabama. Dr. Ken Brummel-Smith, Chair, was the Principle Investigator.
The department’s faculty conducts research on a wide range of topics. Read more About Our Research.
Faculty, staff, and students participate in many activities and dedicate their time to serving our community. Read more about Faculty and Student Service Activities.
This award was established to recognize the great contributions of practitioners to the delivery of quality healthcare to older people, and the importance of the geriatrics clinician in our healthcare delivery system.
The department is comprised of: