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May 15, 2019
FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE TO HOLD GRADUATION CEREMONY
The Florida State University College of Medicine will graduate its 15th class of medical students at a commencement ceremony Saturday. Michael Muszynski, dean of the College of Medicine’s Orlando Regional Campus, will deliver the commencement address. Muszynski is retiring after having served as campus dean since 2004.
During the ceremony, the college will graduate 113 new physicians. In addition, it will graduate its 10th class of students with the Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences–Bridge to Clinical Medicine. By completing the program, the 13 Bridge students have qualified to begin medical school at Florida State on May 28 as members of the incoming Class of 2023.
The Bridge program has been credited with increasing the number of qualified candidates for medical school from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine, including minority students and students from rural communities. Bridge and other outreach programs have helped the College of Medicine become one of the top U.S. medical schools for enrollment of both black and Hispanic students.
Thanks in part to Bridge, FSU medical alumni are practicing in rural communities at rates significantly above the national average. Of FSU’s 700 alumni physicians currently practicing, 106 are caring for patients in the Florida Panhandle and rural border counties.
The commencement ceremony will take place:
SATURDAY, MAY 18
RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY