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Florida State And Florida Hospital To Announce Major Gift In Orlando

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CONTACT: Doug Carlson, College of Medicine
(850) 645-1255; doug.carlson@med.fsu.edu


March 18, 2013


On Wednesday, the Florida State University College of Medicine and Florida Hospital will announce a major gift agreement in support of medical education in the Orlando area.


The FSU College of Medicine’s Orlando Regional Campus is in its 10th year of operation. Third- and fourth-year medical students assigned to the Orlando campus work in one-on-one apprenticeship style rotations alongside experienced and distinguished physicians throughout Orlando, including numerous physicians at Florida Hospital.
The College of Medicine’s unique, community-based approach to medical education supports the college’s mission to focus on producing more primary care physicians. Florida Hospital’s gift is in support of the college’s mission and its effort in Orlando.


At present, 70 percent of FSU College of Medicine alumni practicing in Florida are doing so in primary care specialties.


Participating in the announcement will be Florida State University President Eric J. Barron, Florida Hospital President and CEO Lars Houmann, College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty, Florida Hospital Vice President Rich Morrison and Orlando Regional Campus Dean Michael Muszynski. Also present will be FSU medical students and alumni, along with Florida Hospital physicians who teach FSU medical students in Orlando.


The announcement will take place:


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
1:30 P.M.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
ORLANDO REGIONAL CAMPUS
250 EAST COLONIAL DRIVE
SUITE 200
ORLANDO, FLA.
(A media briefing about the history and structure of the Florida State University College of Medicine and its Orlando Regional Campus will take place starting at 1 p.m., followed by the press conference.)