M E D I C A L E D U C A T I O N Q U A L I T Y 28 PENSACOLA: LOOKING AHEAD TO PIPELINE WITH UWF At the Pensacola Regional Campus, we once again realized in 2017 how lucky we are to have our clinical faculty and hospital partners. For the past 14 years, they have given the next generation of physicians an opportunity to live and learn in one Third-year medical student Tim Walsh was chosen by the HIV Medicine Association as one of 14 medical students in the nation for an honorary scholarship based on his research project involving Pre- exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) intervention to curb the spread of HIV. of Florida’s best communities. Their commitment to medicine is apparent from the unselfish way that they share what they have learned and serve as mentors for our students. As a result, more than 20 former students have returned to practice in our area. ORLANDO: NEW DIRECTIONS Now 2018 is bringing exciting opportunities for our campus. We are moving to our new building on the University of West Changes came to the Orlando Regional Campus in June Florida campus. There we’re sharing space with the UWF with Shawn Richmond joining our staff as the new campus College of Health, which includes departments of Public administrator. Debra Andree, M.D., was promoted from Health, Exercise Science, Health Sciences and Administration, campus pediatrics clerkship director to College of Medicine Medical Laboratory Services, and Psychology, as well as the pediatric education director. Alix Casler, M.D., was tapped School of Nursing. This wealth of medical education programs to replace her. John Byrnes joined our faculty as the PA will provide valuable interprofessional training to support the Program clerkship director for our campus. practice of medicine for future generations. Andree also received the campus’s inaugural Dr. Salvatore In addition, the FSU School of Physician Assistant Practice Silvestri Award for delivering outstanding patient care and is in full swing with its inaugural class, and we have partnered being a superior mentor in clinical teaching and research. with UWF to provide a pipeline of students who will return The late Dr. Silvestri was a central figure in Orange County’s to this community for their clinical training. This will enhance emergency medicine services and public safety and mentored the medical care of our population as well. hundreds of students, residents and emergency physicians. Paul McLeod, M.D., campus dean; med.fsu.edu/pensacola The prospect of expanding into Citrus County promises to create exciting opportunities for M.D. and PA students training in a rural setting, beginning in the next academic year. The proposal was well-received by the Citrus medical and lay communities, including an offer of student housing from the county commissioners. Key inaugural faculty have been appointed, with Bahdresh Patel, M.D., as our Citrus liaison. Students would be trained in community-based practices, following the standard FSU curricular model. They would also work at Citrus Memorial Hospital and Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Michael Muszynski, M.D., campus dean; med.fsu.edu/orlando FSUCares’ annual service-learning trips to Panama got a $10,000 boost in 2017, thanks to a faculty member who regularly takes part in them. Mark Stavros, medical director in the Emergency Department at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, received an HCA Frist Humanitarian Award. For medical staff members at Hospital Corporation of America institutions, the honor includes a $10,000 donation to the recipient’s charity of choice. For Stavros, that choice was FSUCares, a College of Medicine student-run organization that serves those in need locally and internationally.