FSU MED Magazine Fall 2020, Vol. 16 Fall 2020 - Page 8

“ Much like we practice physical exam maneuvers and procedures , we should also practice having conversations about race and roleplay these common , difficult scenarios . … The events of the past several months have demonstrated exactly why it is so important for me to complete medical school and become a physician . This sense of purpose is far greater than any personal goal or aspiration . A representative workforce within medicine is crucial in improving patient outcomes and saving the lives of black patients and other people of color . I will undoubtedly hold onto this purpose as I advance in my career while encouraging the next generation of minority medical doctors along the way .” Adrianna Tilton , M . D . Class of ‘ 22
“ This year has hit us with one challenge after another . Yet , I think for many of us , this year has shown us how intertwined many societal issues are , and how truly relevant they are in our lives .”
Gabrielle Yap Sam , M . D . Class of ‘ 23
“ Mission is like the strong and deep keel that keeps a sailing ship on course despite wind or waves . If we hunker down during tough times and do the mission , we ’ ll come out of the storm on course , training the physicians and PAs and scientists that Florida really needs , who do primary care for the people who need it most and who act as leaders in their communities and in their profession to achieve health equity . “ This experience gave us an understanding that we need to teach about COVID in the larger picture of social determinants of health … that it ’ s an appropriate part of our training as medical students and an appropriate thing for us to engage leadership on .” George Rust , professor of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine and chair of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion


• Some of our students are asked to quarantine
following overseas medical service trips or
other travel during spring break .
• Following guidelines from a consortium
including the AAMC , AMA and ACGME ,
the College of Medicine withdraws students
from the clinical setting . The move is a safety
consideration for student health , but also
in response to a shortage of PPE and an
effort to reserve available masks and other
equipment for frontline health-care workers .
• First-year M . D . and PA students are moved to
online courses in lieu of lectures , and faculty
have begun creating other ways to address
clinical skills , decision-making and smallgroup
activities . Preceptorships for first-year
med students are suspended .
• Match Day for the Class of 2020 is held
virtually med . fsu . edu / FSUMatch2020
• College of Medicine faculty and staff begin
working remotely .