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Max Richardson

Class of 2020

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University

Max Richardson graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biological science. As an undergraduate, he performed immunohistochemical research examining the distribution of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunits in the entorhinal cortex, an area of the brain implicated in the pathophysiology of temporal lobe epilepsy. He also volunteered with the Hospital Elder Life Program, Biology Mentors and most frequently with the FSU First Responder Unit. Max took a few years after earning his undergraduate degree to work as a medical scribe and as a paramedic in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, before pursuing his medical education. His experiences observing and treating medical emergencies, both in patients’ homes and in the hospital, increased his sensitivity to the complexities of managing disease and maintaining health. Max chose to attend the Florida State University College of Medicine for its commitments to patient-centered care and the medically underserved, its culture of cooperation and collaboration, and its emphasis on a multidisciplinary team-based approach to health care.