The first group of students has arrived at the FSU College of Medicine’s new Sarasota campus.
9 students will be completing their 3rd and 4th years of medical education in Sarasota County - before going on to residency programs. More than 100 local doctors will be involved in their training. School spokeswoman - Nancy Kinnally says the students will “hit the ground running.
“They’re going to start next Monday working hand in hand with local physicians in a variety of specialties – for example on student will be with an OBGYN for the first 4 to 6 weeks and then another student might be with a pediatrician, another student might be with a surgeon. Being a community-based medical school where they’re actually working one on one with local physicians they really do get a front row seat.”
The 9 students have already completed 2 years of classroom training at the school’s main campus in Tallahassee. The Sarasota campus is the FSU College of Medicine’s 3rd community-based campus…joining Orlando and Pensacola. The College - established five years ago by the Florida Legislature - graduated its first class last May.
Friday, 08 July 2005 01:00