Preparing Health Care Providers for the Underserved: The FSU College of Medicine
When it was approved by the Florida Legislature in 2000, the FSU College of Medicine was the first new medical school in the United States in almost 25 years. Its mission was to prepare medical students to provide primary care to Florida's rural, minority, elderly and otherwise underserved populations. After two years of study on campus, medical students complete their third and fourth year clinical training almost entirely in ambulatory settings- physician offices, HMOs and chronic-care facilities. Diversity was strongly encouraged among applicants accepted into the school.

How well has the FSU School of Medicine done in addressing gaps in health care for the rural, elderly and underserved populations in Florida? Daniel Van Durme, MD, MPH is a family physician who currently serves as Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health at the FSU College of Medicine. Come find out how successful the college has been in preparing primary care physicians to serve Florida's uninsured and underserved populations. You may even be able to ask the good doctor to address how he thinks the latest efforts in reforming the nation's health care system will affect their efforts.
DATE: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
TIME: 11:30am - 1:00pm
LOCATION:   Four Points by Sheraton
316 West Tennessee Street
MENU: Marinated pork loin, or spinach over dried tomato and poblano penne pasta
COST: Members - $22 Nonmembers - $25

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