Middle School Program

SSTRIDE In-school Pig-croppedThe SSTRIDE© pipeline begins at the middle school level and is offered as a science elective or biology course for high school credit in school.  Middle School SSTRIDE© classes are taught by selected science teachers at each of the targeted middle schools.  Teachers are assisted by undergraduate pre-medical student mentors from Florida State University, Florida A & M University, Tallahassee Community College, Ave Maria, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida - Sarasota Campus as well as post-baccalaureate students from the FSU College of Medicine Bridge program.  The Middle School SSTRIDE© program provides a comprehensive model program of interdisciplinary science education, student development, intervention, enrichment and support.

SSTRIDE© Middle School Program includes: 

  •   In-school elective science course or biology course for high school credit
  •   EOC exam preparation
  •   Enrichment and hands-on activities
  •   Educational field trips
  •   Guest speakers from medicine and health professions
  •   Individualized tutoring and assessment
  •   Mentoring by pre-medical and pre-health university students
  •   Parent support meetings 

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Parties wishing to participate in, or use all or any aspects of the program should contact:
Thesla Berne-Anderson, M.S.
Director of Undergraduate Advising and Outreach
P.O. Box 3064300, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300
Email: thesla.anderson@med.fsu.edu