Fort Pierce Zoom Grad Party


April 30, 2020

Fort Pierce Campus Celebrates Twelfth Graduating Class

The Florida State University College of Medicine Fort Pierce Regional Campus recently honored their twelfth graduating class.  Having spent two years here, training one-on-one with physicians all over the Treasure Coast, the eighteen members of the Class of 2020 are moving on to their residency programs.  These students will be pursuing careers as doctors in pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, radiology, emergency medicine, family medicine and psychiatry.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the graduates gathered with the campus dean, Dr. Juliette Lomax-Homier, community board members, staff, and physician faculty to celebrate their accomplishments via Zoom.  Awards were presented to the students and faculty.  The Dean’s Award, for the most outstanding graduate, went to Efe Cudjoe and Derek Schwabe-Warf.

The Class of 2020 presented Dr. David Melzer, emergency medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, with the Extra Mile Award.  They chose Dr. Lawrence Kantor, family medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, for the Excellence in Teaching Award.

The Class of 2021 presented the graduating class with a gift, in the form of a donation to the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

The graduates will participate in a virtual graduation ceremony on May 16.

Efe Cudjoe


Derek Schwabe-Warf