Geriatrics is a key component of the mission of the College of Medicine. FSU's medical school is one of only a handful nationwide to dedicate an entire department to geriatrics, and to integrate geriatrics throughout the four-year curriculum. It is one of a few that requires students to complete a full rotation in geriatrics.
The department provides education in geriatrics and geriatric principles to medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. In addition, through its outreach programs and collaboration, the department has been heavily involved in training for many other health-care disciplines.
Clerkship faculty member Rosemary Laird is the American Geriatrics Society's new Clinician of the Year. Last year's honoree, too, was a College of Medicine faculty member.
The awardee for the Florida Geriatrics Society Award for the Outstanding Student in Geriatrics is David Castillo, MD. He is going into the Family Residency program at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.
Elderly patients without a doctor can now see FSU Geriatrics Faculty at the Transition Center. Pictured from left: Vinesha Siler, John Agens, MD, Judy Griffin, ARNP, Ken Brummel-Smith, MD, Francis Collins, RN
Choosing Geriatrics as a Specialty
March 15, 2011