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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

  • Laura Irastorza and Cesar Garcia-Canet were among this year's recipients of a Thomas Brown McClelland Scholarship Fund award.

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  • Academic Medicine published an article by third-year medical student Lindsey McAlarnen

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  • Eight College of Medicine students were among those who attended the annual meeting of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which took place in August in Orlando.

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  • Aaron Hayson (Class of 2015) publishes “Steps to incorporate business knowledge into the medical school curriculum”.

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  • Mark Micolucci is the president of the new Class of 2018, and 17 other officers also have been chosen to represent these first-year students.

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  • Classmates Ryan Berger and Jesse O'Shea wrote a paper about the FSU Mobile app that detects the nearest defibrillator in case of a cardiac arrest.

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  • This art, created by Class of 2015 student Jesse O'Shea, graces the cover of the August 2014 edition of Academic Medicine.

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  • Twenty-nine students this summer have been selected for the College of Medicine's two honor societies.

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  • Blakele Bakker was one of 12 students, mostly from Florida, to receive the Dr. Robert C. Knapp Medical Student Award. It's designed to encourage them to consider a career in gynecologic oncology.

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  • Two FSU medical students were rated among the top three entrants during a poster symposium at the Florida Medical Association’s annual meeting.

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  • Yaowaree Leavell's essay on Suzanne Harrison was a finalist in a contest sponsored by the American Medical Women's Association.

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  • Jackie Sanchez (Class of 2017) ranks No. 3 in 9-ball among the country's college women.

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  • Katie Longardner (M.D.,'14) pioneers internal health externship in Madrid, Spain.

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  • 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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