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Current Students

The Florida State University College of Medicine carefully selects students who are outstanding academically and are committed to the college's mission of service to Florida's medically underserved populations. FSU medical students come from all over Florida and are culturally diverse. Many come from small towns and rural areas, but the state's major metropolitan areas are also well represented. A number of students are older than average for medical school and bring a broad range of professional and life experiences, while others come straight out of undergraduate programs. Most are active in student organizations, community service projects and medical outreach programs.

Class of 2017 Snapshot
  • Seventeen percent of the students are black, African-American or African-Caribbean; 11 percent, Hispanic; and 9 percent, Asian or Pacific Islander.
  • Eight percent of the Class of 2017 comes from rural counties.
  • Slightly more than four out of 10 students were biology majors. Other popular majors were exercise science, pre-med/health sciences, chemistry/biochemistry and psychology/neuroscience.
  • Read more in the 2013 Annual Report

In the Spotlight

  • Eleven members of the FSU Association of Latino Medical Students attended the National Hispanic Medical Association Conference in Washington, D.C.

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  • Second-year med student John Dudley, who's also pursuing an MPH, was named Student of the Month by the Florida Medical Association.

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  • Jesse O’Shea (Class of 2015) is published in Clinical Geriatrics.

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  • The Medical Student Council has named the Affordable Care Act panel discussion hosted by the Health and Law Organization the Event of the Year.

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  • Ivana L. Simpson (Class of 2016) received a scholarship to present at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference in January.

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  • Joshua Claunch (Class of 2014, Orlando campus) was one of the co-authors of a paper that has received an award for outstanding research.

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  • Gesnyr Ocean presented a poster at the National Network of Depression Centers conference, thanks to faculty member Heather Flynn.

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  • Kulvir Nandra (Class of 2014) writes in Medical Science Educator of a physician’s decision that had serious consequences.

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  • The Capital Medical Society Foundation recently awarded scholarships totaling more than $32,000.

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