At the FSU College of Medicine, we're interested in producing doctors who are caring practitioners of both the art and science of medicine. That process starts with choosing the right students -- people who will work well with their patients and the entire health-care team. After carefully selecting our students, we immerse them in a culture that embodies the characteristics we expect to see in our graduates. Throughout their education, FSU medical students learn in an environment that values diversity, mutual respect, teamwork and open communication. They also actively participate in an innovative curriculum that prepares them to become lifelong learners in an era of explosive growth in medical knowledge and information technology.
The FSU College of Medicine provides third- and fourth-year clinical training at regional medical school campuses around the state through affiliations with local physicians, amublatory care facilities and hospitals.
In this community-based model, students work one-on-one with practicing physicians, an experience that provides mentorship and hands-on learning opportunities.
At each regional campus, clerkship directors from the local medical community oversee the students' required rotations in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, geriatrics, psychiatry and emergency medicine. Community physicians serve as clerkship faculty in these specialties and for a variety of fourth-year electives.