M.D. Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement
The College of Medicine graduated its 16th class of medical students during a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
Florida's Surgeon General and Florida Department of Health Secretary Scott A. Rivkees delivered the commencement address. Download the graduation program for more information on the event.
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During the ceremony, the college graduated 115 new physicians. In addition, it graduated its 11th class of students with the Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences-Bridge to Clinical Medicine. By completing the program, the 11 Bridge students have qualified to begin medical school at FSU on May 26 as members of the incoming Class of 2024.
In the coming days and weeks, students in the M.D. Class of 2020 will be uploading photos, videos and messages to their student yearbook pages.
Click on a name below to visit their page and say congrats.
Congratulations, @FSUCoM graduates! We will all be better for the compassionate, patient-centered care these new physicians will provide, especially during these challenging times. Best wishes as they begin their residencies and beyond! https://t.co/Msn8puiUKT— President John Thrasher (@FSUPresThrasher) May 16, 2020
Dr. Trevia Jackson is finally here💖✨ If I could go back and talk to my younger self I’d say... ✨Thank you for never giving up on your dream, ✨Thank you for never letting self doubt, life -circumstance, or people slow you down ✨Thank you for always fighting for your dream even when things went not as planned, and ✨Thank you for always staying true to yourself and always making the impossible happen. Definitely not the day I imagined 4 years ago but to have the honor and privilege to be hooded by both my mom and dad in front of my entire family today is an indescribable feeling. 4 years ago I was the first in my family to graduate college and today I am the first to graduate medical school. Believe me when I say it doesn’t end there for any of us. Congratulations Class of 2020!!! We did this and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for all of us💖✨ #FSUDocs2020#classof2020 #doctor #mdloaded #fsu #fsucom #melaninpoppin #blackgirlmagic #blackdoctorsmatter #virtualgraduation #graduation #emergencymedicine #wedidit
Here are a few things I learned during my 8 years at Florida State University🗝 ________________________________________________ ▪️Vulnerability is a strength not a weakness and can open doors for healing and connection beyond my imagination ▪️I can always fit two workouts in a week ▪️I don’t like football, I just like to tailgate ▪️Being a giver always wins ▪️Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard ▪️Asking for help when truly needed is necessary ▪️Always tell above person that helped you thank you^ ________________________________________________ With my last point in mind I wanted to thank everyone who took part in getting me to this milestone in my career. Thank you to my forever baby brothers and sisters, Gabrielle, Mateo, Austen, and Elyse, my heart and soul. You are my greatest inspiration and motivation in everything I do. To my mentors (from all 8 years you know who you are), thank you for giving me a shot. Thank you to my friends for giving me the love and support of a family. Thank you to my Mom in heaven who always told me not to marry a doctor but to become one instead. I’ll keep doing my best to make you all proud. Taylor Maramara, M.D. #fsudocs2020
I can’t believe I finally get to call myself a doctor! The last four years have been challenging in the most unexpected ways but it has been so worth it. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life treating children, watching them grow, and advocating for them along the way. • I’m so grateful for the the patients who have allowed me to learn from them, the teachers who have guided me, and my family and friends who kept me going through it all. Thank you to FSU for giving me a great education and more opportunities than I ever expected. And thank you to my incredible parents! I wouldn’t be anywhere without their love and support. God has blessed my life in so many ways and I hope I can give back all that I have been given in this life. • pc @dr_britton_ #fsudocs2020
Dr. Evan Fitzgerald 👨🏼⚕️ 🩺 I couldn’t be more proud of this man. A lot has happened over these 4 years and it has been an honor to watch you become the physician you now are. Congratulations on graduating from Florida State University College of Medicine today! @fsucom @fsucomorlando #fsudocs2020
As graduation comes this weekend, I am so excited to celebrate some amazing baby-catching and two awesome graduation awards 🥰 • • With officially delivering 141 babies as a medical student and ranking in the top 10% of the class, you’re looking at a new Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society inductee aaaaaand the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) District XII Outstanding Medical Student Achievement Awardee! • • Countdown to MD is on 😍 • • TY @james__mcandrew for taking awesome pics for meeee 📸👯♂️ • • #fsumed #fsucom #almostdoc #obgyn #FSUDocs2020 #aoa #ACOG #babycatcher #babydoc #fsu #orlando #winniepalmer
This journey has been 15 years in the making. I have had many obstacles to overcome along the way. There were times that I felt like giving up, but God continuously reminded me that I couldn’t. You see... this journey was so much bigger than me. It was about inspiring HOPE among my family and friends. It was about changing the narrative and UPLIFTING my community. It was about ADVOCATING on behalf of those who can’t advocate for themselves. It was about using some of the memories from the darkest part of my life as fuel to help inspire CHANGE. The road was not easy, but it has helped shape my perspective and has given me a purpose worth living and fighting for. To that brown boy or girl looking on... Dare to be great! Lead with your heart! You possess the power to change the world! Can not wait to celebrate with my village tomorrow! Love you guys! Shoutout to @sir_britton for the graduation pics. #mdloading #classof2020 #familymedicine #fsudocs2020 #themarathoncontinues
I am so you can... 🍃⠀ ⠀ Graduation is coming up so for all you aspiring medical students I’ve listed a few tips below: ⠀ ⠀ 🌻 How I got into medical school: some tears and a prayer 🌻 How you can get into medical school:⠀ ⠀ ▪have a good GPA ▪get involved in your school and community (leadership positions are preferred) ▪when you get involved stay involved (show that you can be committed to something for an extended period of time) ▪be well rounded (So important!!)- who are you outside of medicine?! ▪shadow physicians⠀ ▪volunteer⠀ ▪do some research if you can⠀ ▪get good letters of recommendation⠀ ▪know what individual medical schools are looking for and play to that e.g. commitment to the underserved, diversity, research-oriented etc.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🍃⠀ If I think of anything else I’ll be sure to share it on my upcoming blog... ⠀ 🍃⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #medschool #caribbeandoctors #jamaicangirls #jamaican #graduation #2020graduate🎓 #medschoolapplications #snma #snmamaps #diversifymedicine #melaninmedicine #blackdoctors #blackdoctorswhitecoats #minoritiesinmedicine #holdavibes #thejamaicandoc #aspiringphysician #aspiringdoctor #fsudocs2020
Dr. Evan Fitzgerald, M.D. The end of an incredible journey. I owe everything to these two loves of mine. And to the countless family, friends, and devoted individuals I had the honor to meet and work with. Next step - another 4 years of training. This time with a few extra letters on my signature. #graduation #fsudocs2020 #obgyn