College of Medicine
TypeMedical School
AffiliationFlorida State University
DeanJohn P. Fogarty, M.D.[1]
Location, ,

30°26′44.0″N 84°18′19.9″W / 30.445556°N 84.305528°W / 30.445556; -84.305528Coordinates: 30°26′44.0″N 84°18′19.9″W / 30.445556°N 84.305528°W / 30.445556; -84.305528

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 and a Physician Assistant program.

The College of Medicine, created in 2000, is the first new medical school of the century to be reaccredited.[3] 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.[4]

As of 31 December 2017, the school had 471 students, of which 465 were Florida residents, 135 were underrepresented minorities, and 195 were minority students. There were 224 men and 247 women.[5]


The five departments are:[6]

Residency programs

The Florida State University College of Medicine and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare developed an internal medicine residency program and collaborated to develop the first general surgery program in the Panhandle region of Florida. The College of Medicine has also established an internal medicine residency at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The College of Medicine has also collaborated with Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida to provide an obstetrics & gynecology and 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.[7] The College of Medicine has also announced their newest residency program in emergency medicine in collaboration with the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, for which they expect to be accepting their first residents in July 2019.[5]

On February 12, 2018, Florida State University's College of Medicine announced the establishment of its 5th residency program in collaboration with Winter Haven Hospital which will acquire 18 residents each year.[8]

Fellowship programs

The Florida State University College of Medicine has two fellowship programs: family medicine global health at Lee Health, and micrographic surgery and dermatology oncology at Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee.[5]

School of Physician Assistant Practice

The program has received provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. The College of Medicine welcomed their first class of 40 PA students in August 2017. 50 students have been accepted to the second class and the program anticipates accepting a maximum of 60 students to their third class.[9]


Health and Wellness Center
Health and Wellness Center

Students complete their first two years at the college's main campus in Tallahassee, which consists of a combination of traditional classroom instruction, as well as simulated clinical training at their Clinical Learning Center (CLC).[10] At the CLC, medical students learn interviewing and physical exam skills by working with standardized patients in a simulated clinical environment. Adult and infant interactive mannequins are also utilized to simulate a variety of clinical scenarios, such as a heart attack or an asthma exacerbation, so that students can learn to determine and apply the appropriate treatment in a no-risk environment.[11]

The Florida State University College of Medicine provides third- and fourth-year clinical training at regional medical school campuses in Orlando, Pensacola, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Ft. Pierce, and Daytona Beach, Florida.[12] There are rural training sites in Marianna and Immokalee, Florida, in addition to Thomasville, Georgia.[13] It is during these years that students work under the one-on-one supervision and instruction of local physicians at affiliated outpatient clinics and hospitals, through which they are actively involved in direct patient care.

National rankings

In 2017, the U.S. News & Report ranked the FSU College of Medicine third out of the top 10 medical schools with the lowest acceptance rates, outranked by the Mayo Clinic (ranked at #1) and Stanford University College of Medicine (ranked at #2).[14]


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  3. ^ [2] FSU College of Medicine, News Release dated October 18, 2011. Retrieved on 11-21-2012.
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  5. ^ a b c "Florida State University College of Medicine 2017 annual report". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  6. ^ FSU College of Medicine. "College of Medicine: 2017 annual report". Issuu.
  7. ^ "Graduate Medical Education - Office of Graduate Medical Education - FSU College of Medicine".
  8. ^ "FSU College of Medicine adds residency program in Winter Haven". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  9. ^ "Florida State University College of Medicine 2017 annual report". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  10. ^ "About the fsu college of medicine m d program". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  11. ^ "Clinical Learning Center - FSU College of Medicine". Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  12. ^ "Home - Community-Based - FSU College of Medicine".
  13. ^ "About Us - Our Story - FSU College of Medicine". Archived from the original on 2018-01-13. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  14. ^ "News & Publications - FSU College of Medicine". Retrieved 2018-04-13.