FSU College of Medicine 2018 annual report 2017 Annual Report - FSU College of Medicine - Page 3

A · s the FSU football team struggled throughout the 2017 season, Army – my alma mater – beat Navy, won a bowl game and had its first 10-win season since 1976. Just saying that makes me feel old, since that was when my son was at Army, and he graduated 20 years ago. Well, at least FSU’s football team ended up with a winning season – and so did the College of Medicine. It was a busy and productive year. The inaugural PA Class of 2019 joined us in August with 40 students, had an intensive first semester and celebrated their White Coat ceremony in January. We have already selected the Class of 2020, with over 1,600 applications and an increase in class size to 50. · Key recruitments in research faculty over the past five years are bearing abundant fruit as our research funding grew over 60 percent in the last year and over 700 percent since 2005. The College of Medicine now accounts for a third of the university’s total research funding, up from about 19 percent two years ago. · We continue to mature as a medical school, with 13 graduating classes to date. All six of our regional campuses have served students for at least 10 years. · We are well-known regionally and nationally for our successful pipeline programs, which encourage young students to pursue higher education and science careers. They have also significantly shaped our medical school’s diverse student body. Successful foundation funding in both Sarasota and Collier County/Immokalee allowed the creation of two new SSTRIDE programs that will greatly benefit students there. This continued diversity was a big reason for our recognition by Insight into Diversity magazine’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for health education programs. · We continue to be proud of the physicians we produce, what they do and where they practice. Our comprehensive alumni information paints an impressive picture of arguably our most important outcome. · We continue to expand GME opportunities across the state. We welcomed the first class of internal medicine residents in Sarasota, hired a program director for an emergency medicine program there, and worked with Winter Haven Hospital to begin the process for a family medicine program there in the future. This is a critical opportunity for us to expand opportunities in primary care for our graduates, and we are exploring several other options. Enjoy this latest edition of our annual report. It describes so well the many stories highlighting the College of Medicine’s successes. Our commitment to produce the next generation of outstanding physicians for Florida will never waver. Happy 2018! John P. Fogarty, M.D. Dean, FSU College of Medicine