The Florida State University College of Medicine, located in Tallahassee, Florida, is one of sixteen colleges composing the Florida State University (FSU). The College is an accredited medical school, offering the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree for physicians. The College of Medicine also offers a Ph.D. degree.
Student profile: (2014-15 academic year): 527 students; 450 Florida residents; 130 underrepresented minorities; 188 minority students; 247 men, 237 women.
The College of Medicine, created in 2000 to produce “compassionate physicians for the 21st century,” is the first new medical school of the century to be reaccredited. The college was reaccredited in 2011 for the maximum eight years by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Also in 2011, it was reaccredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. That means it can continue to be a sponsoring institution for residency programs.
The five departments are Behavioral Sciences & Social Medicine; Biomedical Sciences; Clinical Sciences; Family Medicine & Rural Health; and Geriatrics.
The Florida State University College of Medicine and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare developed an internal medicine residency program. They both collaborated to develop the first general surgery program in the Panhandle region of Florida. The College of Medicine has also collaborated with Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida to provide an obstetrics & gynecology residency program. At the Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital they have developed a pediatrics residency. It developed a Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, Florida. The College of Medicine also offers a Dermatology residency as well as a procedural dermatology fellowship program with Dermatology Associates in Tallahassee.
With its main campus in Tallahassee, where students complete their first two years, the medical school also has regional campuses in Orlando, Pensacola, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Ft. Pierce, and Daytona Beach, Florida where third- and fourth-year clinical training takes place. There also are rural training sites in Marianna and Immokalee, Florida, in addition to Thomasville, Georgia. Rather than learning in an academic medical center, students learn one-on-one from community physicians in their offices, clinics and other outpatient settings as well as in hospitals. The college partners with more than 90 health-care organizations statewide and with about 2,100 physicians to provide clinical training to students.
In 2014, the College of Medicine was ranked the 8th best in the nation for Hispanic students by Hispanic Business Magazine.