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.
Keila Lopez (Class of 2019) created a drive for an unmet need among homeless women.
Fourth-year Ph.D. student Katie Wright was selected for an award named after former biological scientist Lloyd Beidler.
The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society (seen above) recently selected 19 fourth-year students each.
Second-year student Roddy Bernard created The Mid-Year Holidays and collected almost 200 toys for TMH's pediatric unit.
Thirteen students, including first-year student Elizabeth Ichite (above), were selected as summer research fellows.
Third-year student Quinton Campbell is vice chair of the Medical Student Council, part of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association.
Sara Ardila (Class of 2019) has been elected director of Region 4 for AMWA.
The Geriatrics Interest Group is honored by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Eric Crespo, Andrew Kropp, Liz Ball, Tyra Brune, David Aung-Din and Nick Garson will serve on the Medical Student Council.
First-year students Mark Kastner (pictured above, on the left) and Mark Matechik created New Habit November to help people at the medical school exercise more.
Dijo Joseph (Class of 2018) obtains a grant for the Maryland Oaks Crossing community.