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Department of Family Medicine & Rural Health

The Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health is actively engaged in all aspects of the mission of the College and, thus, chose to use the College mission as its own. The mission of the Department is to educate and develop exemplary physicians who practice patient-centered health care, discover and advance knowledge, and are responsive to community needs, especially through services to elder, rural, minority, and underserved populations. Department faculty are involved in all levels of administration, educational leadership, College service, teaching and advising across all four years of the curriculum. Faculty also provide clinical care to underserved populations of all types in the Tallahassee area and across the state.

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    The College of Medicine’s longest-serving department chair is stepping aside to focus on new responsibilities, and one of its top young faculty members is ready to lead in his place.

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    Joedrecka Brown Speights, associate chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, received the award at FSU’s annual MLK commemorative celebration Jan.

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    Dr. Christie Alexander Named Student Organization Advisor of the Year

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Contact Information


Program Coordinator
1115 West Call Street
Suite 3210 Thrasher Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32306
Phone: (850)645-8387
Fax: (850) 645-2859