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Speights named as Bridge director

Aug. 3, 2017

Anthony Speights was announced today as the director of the Bridge to Clinical Medicine master’s program and as clinical faculty advisor for the Honors Medical Scholars (HMS) program effective immediately.

In an email to the College of Medicine, Dean John P. Fogarty wrote: 

"Dr. Speights joined Drs. Livingston and Foster as the Clinical Faculty Advisor for Bridge in 2016 and agreed to serve as the clinical faculty advisor for HMS when Dr. Robert Campbell moved to his new position as Associate Dean for Student Affairs this year. He has provided tremendous support for the outreach programs at the College of Medicine and looks forward to his new roles.

"Dr. Speights joined the FSU College of Medicine in 2014 as Assistant Professor and Director of Rural Medical Education in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. Prior to joining the College of Medicine, he was employed five years with the Florida Department of Health in Jackson County as Medical Executive Director and Specialty Care Program Physician. In this capacity, he provided HIV care along with women’s health/family planning services for their clients.

"Before joining the Department of Health, he was a practicing Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida, where he served as a staff physician for five years. He also served as Chief of Surgery and as a member of the Medical Executive Committee.

"During this time, he began his affiliation with the FSU College of Medicine as a clerkship faculty member, providing firsthand teaching to the third-year medical students assigned to the Marianna training site. This experience sparked his desire to join full-time academia, and FSU in particular. His interests are rural and underserved patient populations, especially related to pregnancy outcomes and access to care for the HIV-positive population.

"Please join me in congratulating Dr. Speights on his assumption of these critical pipeline roles for the college and thank him for his incredible service and efforts on behalf of our students and patients."