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Anthony C Speights M.D.

Anthony C Speights M.D.

Assistant Dean of Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences, Director - Bridge to Clinical Medicine Masters Program
(850) 644-2113
Main Campus

Job Description

Dr. Speights also serves as the Director of Rural Medical Education. In this role, he revises, creates and implements curriculum used in the promotion of the “rural and underserved mission” of the FSU-COM. He helps to guide the curriculum at the Marianna Rural Program at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida. Unlike the traditional 3rd year rotations at our regional campuses, this program offers Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) rotations in all 6 required 3rd year clerkships. Dr. Speights also serves as the Director of the College of Medicine's Bridge to Clinical Medicine Master's Program. In this capacity, he guides curriculum review and revision for the program. He is also instrumental in the development and implementation of new curricular components. His clinical background allows the facilitation of preceptorship opportunities, clinical advising and mentorship for students as they transition from the Master of Science Program to the Medical Degree Program. Dr. Speights serves as a Medicine 1 small group facilitator and as a Medicine 1 and 2 Clinical skills instructor. He is faculty advisor of the Rural Health Interest Group and the Honors Medical Scholars Program. He also provides general advising and mentoring to students at the college.


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 for 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 and Sexually Transmitted Disease 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. In his five years of employment with Jackson Hospital, he served as a staff physician. He also served as Chief of Surgery and was a member of the Medical Executive Committee. During this time he also began his affiliation with FSU as a Clerkship Faculty member, providing first-hand teaching to the third-year medical students assigned to the Marianna Campus. It was this experience that sparked his desire to join academia, and FSU in particular. His interests are rural and underserved patient populations, especially as related to pregnancy outcome, and access to care for the HIV positive population


Riverside Regional Medical Center OB/GYN Residency
Newport News, Virginia

University of South Florida, College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida
May 2001- Medical Degree

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Microbiology and Cell Science/Chemistry 1992-1996


Florida State University College of Medicine Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (2017)
Chief of Surgery, Jackson Hospital, Marianna, Florida 2007-2009
Administrative Chief Resident OB/GYN 2004-2005
Riverside Research Day Pathology Award 2005
Resident Research Award Winner-Riverside Health System 2004
Bay Area Medical Association Award for Academic Excellence 2000


American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2013-Present
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005-Present
American Telehealth Association, 2016-Present
Capital Medical Society, 2014-Present
Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Curricula, 204-Present
Florida Rural Health Association, 2014-Present
National Rural Health Association, 2014-Present
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2014-Present

Research Focus

His research focuses on rural and underserved patient populations, especially as related to pregnancy outcome, and access to care for the HIV positive population.


Cardosi, Richard, Speights, Anthony, Grendys, Edward.(2001) Bartholin's Gland Carcinoma: A 15 Year Experience, Gynecologic Oncology. Aug;82(2):247-51