FSU College of Medicine 2018 annual report 2017 Annual Report - FSU College of Medicine - Page 5

2 0 1 7 A N N U A L R E P O R T 3 HOW WE’RE UNIQUE ∑ ∑ We’re community-based. Instead of learning in an academic medical center, seeing only the sickest patients and learning largely from residents, our students learn one-on-one from community health- care providers in their offices, clinics and other outpatient settings as well as in area hospitals. Those communities are all over the state, near our six regional campuses and our rural/clinical training sites. ∑ ∑ We’re mission-driven. A large part of our mission (see inside front cover) is to serve the underserved. That starts with choosing the right students. Test scores matter, but so do other factors, such as where they grew up, what motivates them and how they’ve already served the community. We immerse them in a culture that values diversity, mutual respect, teamwork and open communication — and prepares them to become lifelong learners. ∑ ∑ We’re focused on primary care. Through 2017, more than half of our M.D. alumni matched in one of these primary-care specialties: internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics or obstetrics- gynecology. Most of our alumni now practicing in Florida are in primary care, and a good percentage of those are in a rural area, where recruiting new physicians can be a challenge. ACADEMIC DEGREES ∑ ∑ M.D. ∑ ∑ Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences ∑ ∑ M.S. in Biomedical Sciences–Bridge to Clinical Medicine Major ∑ ∑ M.S. in Physician Assistant Practice ∑ ∑ B.S. in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences