Florida State University (FSU) is affiliated with practice partners at its six regional campuses (Daytona, Fort Pierce, Orlando, Pensacola, Sarasota, and Tallahassee) throughout Florida, along with small to medium size physician practices located throughout each of the regional campuses. Our regional campuses, as well as our two rural training sites in Immokalee and Marianna, give us a statewide presence in Florida. We also have a clinical training site in Thomasville, Georgia. Florida State University brings 20 years of experience working with hundreds of small, medium, and large practices across the state of Florida.
The FSU College of Medicine has a distributed medical student and residency training program in which medical students and residents are paired with practicing clinicians across the state. Its training program is particularly focused on training physicians to work in primary care in rural and underserved areas. FSU formed its regional campuses to support medical student training and for College of Medicine-sponsored residency programs in family and internal medicine. The FSU College of Medicine currently sponsors residency programs in Dermatology (Tallahassee), Emergency Medicine (Sarasota), Family Medicine (Fort Myers and Winter Haven), General Surgery (Tallahassee), and Internal Medicine (Tallahassee and Sarasota). It also sponsors fellowship programs in Global Health (Fort Myers), Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Sarasota), and Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (Tallahassee).
The FSU College of Medicine has built an extensive Network for Clinical Research and Training (NCRT), which has access to over 2,100 community physicians who serve as community clinical faculty at our regional campuses. NCRT supports the statewide, collaborative research network of our faculty, community-based healthcare professionals, and researchers. It enhances and promotes research collaboration; strengthens partnerships between multidisciplinary professionals who work with patients in the community via a formalized, structured, and integrated network; and builds capacity for community-based research through education, collaboration, and access to diverse and underserved patient populations.