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Department of Geriatrics

Department mission: To lead the nation in preparing physicians, in all medical disciplines, to provide exemplary care to older adults.

Our medical school is one of only nine 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. Read more About the Department.

In the Spotlight

  • The department will present four posters at the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society in May.


  • The sixth edition of the book "Primary Care Geriatrics" contains three chapters written by Florida State faculty members.


  • FSU College of Medicine's Grand Rounds recently welcomed guest speaker Dr. Joanne Lynn.


  • 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.


  • 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


Contact Information

Coordinator, Administrative Services
Phone: 850-645-6575

Program Associate
Phone: 850-645-1513
Phone 2: 850-645-8440
Fax: 850-645-8441

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