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FSU College of Medicine Signs Affiliation Agreement with Venice Regional Medical Center

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Contact: Toula Kane
Phone: 941-316-8120
Fax: 941-316-8146

Sarasota - The Florida State University College of Medicine, Sarasota campus, is pleased to announce the signing of an affiliation agreement with Venice Regional Medical Center. This agreement allows FSU medical students to train at the hospital as well as in local doctors’ offices and outpatient facilities.

In making the announcement, Dr. Bruce Berg, dean of the medical school’s Sarasota campus, expressed his pleasure with the affiliation. “Not only will this partnership extend our reach into South Sarasota County, Venice Regional will provide our students with another rich educational environment to continue their 3rd and 4th year clinical training.

“The physicians in Venice have expressed a real interest in our program and we are delighted to give our students the opportunity to work with them,’’ he said.

“The medical staff physicians at Venice Regional Medical Center are all board certified and among the best in their profession,” said Melody Trimble, Chief Executive Officer. “I’m pleased that these physicians are willing to assist others in learning to do what they do so well. At the same time, our staff has an opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of medicine through what the students are learning. In the end, we may even be able to entice some of these students to set up practice in the Venice area.”

The Florida State University College of Medicine is the first allopathic medical school (M.D. program) to open in the United States since 1982. First- and second-year basic sciences and clinical skills are taught in a new state-of-the-art facility in Tallahassee. For the third and fourth years, students are assigned to one of several campuses around the state where they participate in clinical clerkships taught by board certified physicians in local hospitals, ambulatory care facilities and physician offices.

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