FSU MED Magazine Fall 2019, Vol. 15 | Page 2

d e a n ’s m e s s a g e DEAN A John P. Fogarty, M.D. s I start my 12th year here at the FSU College of Medicine, I’m reminded how fast time has flown and how rapidly we seem to move through our cycle of events. After our six regional campus graduation dinners in April and May and the graduation of our 15th class May 18, we welcomed the M.D. Class of 2023 on May 28. After the graduation dinners for our sponsored residency programs around the state were complete, in the last week of June we welcomed the new interns to their programs. In early August the M.D. Class of 2023 received their white coats, and in late August we welcomed our third class of PA students – our first “full enrollment” class. In December, our first PA class will graduate from their 27-month program. So EDITOR Doug Carlson ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ron Hartung WRITERS Doug Carlson Ron Hartung Melissa Powell ALUMNI CONTACT Shelby Young [email protected] our cycle, which used to be only medical students, now includes residents in our GME programs and PHOTOGRAPHERS PA students – adding up to events occurring at least every month. Mark Bauer/Instructional Design We reached a milestone in our growth this May with the opening of FSU PrimaryHealth in southwest Tallahassee, adjacent to Sabal Palm Elementary. This FSU MED edition highlights the opening and the local community’s response to this exciting venture. The project reflects years of preparation and planning to build a faculty practice for the college here in Tallahassee, and it gives us the chance to truly “live our mission” by providing primary care to a local community that & Media Production Colin Hackley Bill Lax and Bruce Palmer/FSU Photo Services Ray Stanyard DESIGN has no options nearby. The community response has been wonderful to watch, and we created Martin Young a community board to help us be responsive to their needs. We also see this as an opportunity to [email protected] teach our students multidisciplinary care in actual clinical settings with other health professionals – and an opportunity to develop innovative approaches to health-care delivery, community and population health. While we continue to be an innovative model for medical education without the typical academic medical center next door, we wanted to ensure that our clinical faculty get to practice what they teach: person-centered, interdisciplinary and evidence-based care. We want them to build relationships and engage with our local community, and help address the many unmet health-care needs. As our first generation of founding faculty has mostly retired, we want our new clinical faculty to stay up-to-date and model best practices for our students – which they can do at FSU PrimaryHealth. We are also closely integrating behavioral health with primary care in this setting, in cooperation with our colleagues across FSU. These are exciting times for the College of Medicine – with active medical education innovations, residency development, maturation of the PA program and now a new clinical practice for our students and faculty. A great team did incredible work in planning and making this project a reality. It puts an exclamation point on this new chapter in our college’s history. Happy fall! FSU MED is published by the Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4300. Send correspondence to Doug Carlson, editor, or email him at doug.carlson@ med.fsu.edu. Letters may be edited for length, style and clarity. If you’d like to receive Electronic Medical Review, the medical school’s e-newsletter, send an email with “Subscribe” and your full name in the subject line to [email protected]. This publication is available online by visiting med.fsu.edu (key link: news). If you would like to be removed from the mailing list for this magazine, or if you would like to report changes to your address or problems with the delivery, tell us in an email. Be sure to include your name and address as it appears on the mailing label and send to [email protected] TO MAKE A GIFT Jim McNeill, assistant dean for development, [email protected], (850) 644-4389 John P. Fogarty, M.D. Dean