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FSU College of Medicine To Graduate 119 New Physicians and 12 Master’s Students

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

May 20, 2016

FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE TO GRADUATE 119 NEW PHYSICIANS AND 12 MASTER’S STUDENTS

The Florida State University College of Medicine will graduate its 12th class of medical students at a commencement ceremony Saturday. Ricardo Gonzalez-Rothi, M.D., chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences, will deliver the commencement address.

In addition, the college will graduate its seventh class of students with the Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences – Bridge to Clinical Medicine. By completing the program, the 12 students will begin medical school at Florida State May 31 as members of the incoming Class of 2020.

The highly successful 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 six years in percentage of black or African-American graduates.

The commencement ceremony will be held:

SATURDAY, MAY 21

10 A.M.

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL

WESTCOTT BUILDING

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

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