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FSUCares Spending Spring Break In Immokalee

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CONTACT: Javier Rosado, Ph.D., director of clinical training, Florida State University College of Medicine – (239) 823-8508;

March 4, 2016


A number of Florida State medical and nursing students are looking for more than fun in the sun during spring break. This year, like every year since the Florida State College of Medicine welcomed its first class in 2001, these students will be providing medical screenings as well as patient education – and getting a cultural education in return. It’s a chance to learn, as well as give, as part of the College of Medicine’s effort to produce compassionate physicians.

Five medical students, four nursing students, and two College of Medicine faculty members will be joined this year by five nurse practitioners from Sarasota. The contingent will be doing health screenings and medical outreach while assisting migrant farm workers in Immokalee.

“FSUCares is a medical, student-run organization designed to help the underserved and underprivileged populations both locally and abroad,” said Karen Myers, FSU College of Medicine faculty adviser to FSUCares. “The trip to Immokalee is a service learning trip in which first- and second-year medical students spend part of their spring break providing medical outreach to migrant farm workers who do not have access to health care.”

Students and faculty will be available for interviews and photos in Immokalee:

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

MONDAY, MARCH 7, 5-7 p.m.
Immokalee Community School

Contact Javier Rosado to make other arrangements for interview opportunities, March 5-9

For more about FSUCares, visit:

For more about the College of Medicine’s Immokalee Health Education Site, visit: