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College of Medicine To Graduate 115 New Physicians And 12 Master’s Students

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Doug Carlson, FSU College of Medicine
(850) 645-1255 or (850) 694-3735; doug.carlson@med.fsu.edu

May 15, 2014

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE TO GRADUATE 115 NEW PHYSICIANS
AND 12 MASTER’S STUDENTS

The Florida State University College of Medicine will graduate its 10th class of medical students at a commencement ceremony Saturday. Lynn Romrell, associate dean for medical education, will deliver the commencement address.

Romrell has earned teaching honors at FSU and previously at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he also received a Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s graduates remember him as their very first teacher in medical school: the professor who introduced them to the mysteries of human anatomy in the summer of 2010.

Among the graduates will be 12 students in the military: five Army, four Navy and three Air Force. And for the first time, the military promotion ceremony will be incorporated into the main graduation event.

In addition, the college will graduate its fifth class of students with the Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences — Bridge to Clinical Medicine. By completing the program, these 12 students will begin medical school at Florida State May 27 as members of the incoming Class of 2018.

The highly successful Bridge to Clinical Medicine outreach program has been credited with increasing the number of qualified candidates for medical school from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine, including minority students and students from rural communities.

The success of its outreach programs has helped the College of Medicine achieve a ranking above the 90th percentile nationally each of the last four years in percentage of black or African-American graduates.

The commencement ceremony will be held:

SATURDAY, MAY 17

10 A.M.

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL, WESTCOTT BUILDING

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

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