ABOUT THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
MEDICINE SARASOTA REGIONAL CAMPUS
IN THIS ISSUE
VOLUME 1, NUMBER 2
FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE SIGNS AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH VENICE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
• VENICE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BEGINS AFFILIATION WITH FSUCOM • DR. JOEL GERBER APPOINTED EMERGENCY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP DIRECTOR • CAMPUS AWARDED $15,000 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH GRANT • CLIFF NICHOLS JOINS CAMPUS STAFF
DEPARTMENTS • MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN • FACULTY IN THE NEWS • CAMPUS HAPPENINGS • NEWS FROM MEDICINE 4 • NEWS FROM MEDICINE 3 • UPCOMING EVENTS
Sarasota – The Florida State University College of Medicine, Sarasota campus, is pleased to announce the signing of an affiliation agreement with Venice Regional Medical Center. This agreement allows FSU medical students to train at the hospital as well as in local doctors’ offices and outpatient facilities. In making the announcement, Dr. Bruce Berg, dean of the medical school’s Sarasota campus, expressed his pleasure with the affiliation. “Not only will this partnership extend our reach into South Sarasota County, Venice Regional will provide our students with another rich educational environment to continue their 3rd and 4th year clinical training.” Venice Regional Medical Center
“The physicians in Venice have expressed a real interest in our program and we are delighted to give our students the opportunity to work with them,’’ he said. “The medical staff physicians at Venice Regional Medical Center are all board certified and among the best in their profession,” said Melody Trimble, Chief Executive Officer. “I’m pleased that these physicians are willing to assist others in learning to do what they do so well. At the same time, our staff has an opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of medicine through what the students are learning. In the end, we may even be able to entice some of these students to set up practice in the Venice area.” The Florida State University College of Medicine is the first allopathic medical school (M.D. program) to open in the United States since 1982. First- and second-year basic sciences and clinical skills are taught in a new state-of-the-art facility in Tallahassee. For the third and fourth years, students are assigned to one of several campuses around the state where they participate in clinical clerkships taught by board certified physicians in local hospitals, ambulatory care facilities and physician offices.
WASHINGTON HILL HONORED BY NAACP
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Dr. Washington Hill
On Thursday, October 5, 2006, Dr. Washington Hill, Clerkship Director for OB/GYN clinical training at the Sarasota campus, was honored at the 2006 NAACP Annual Freedom Awards Banquet, receiving the prestigious President’s Award. The event was held at the Hyatt Sarasota where more than 500 guests gathered to honor those individuals and organizations that have made a positive impact on our community through their service to others.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
The Pulse of Sarasota MESSAGE
Dr. Bruce Berg
We have had a productive summer with the start of our second Sarasota Campus year and the arrival of our most recent FSU College of Medicine third year class. The students are now fully invested in their clinical rotations as well as their Longitudinal and Doctoring 3 sessions every Wednesday. The students are adjusting to their new roles and beginning to learn what it means to be a clinical care giver. Learning to provide patient care, of course, entails much more than the demonstration of academic ability. As our faculty demonstrated last year for our first class, they have continued to be helpful and gracious with their time and expertise when teaching our students. We are a fortunate campus.
The FSU College of Medicine is in the process of opening two new regional campuses by July 2007, the start of our next academic year. The two new locations are Fort Pierce and Daytona. When they are up and running we will have six full service regional campuses in addition to several smaller rural sites. Our mission, of course, is to educate care givers who will provide “service to elder, rural, minority, and underserved populations.” Please welcome Dr. Joel Gerber from Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Care Center to our faculty as the new Clerkship Director for Emergency Medicine. He will be responsible for administering all aspects of the Emergency Medicine rotation for our 4th year students. I look forward to working with him to help make our Emergency Medicine rotation an excellent experience for our students. Also, please welcome Venice Regional Medical Center as our newest medical school Hospital partner. We have started to place several students with physician faculty in Venice who help care for patients at Venice Regional. We look forward to more participation by our students in Venice as our campus continues to grow. Give a welcome to Cliff Nichols who is new to our campus and will fill the position of Information System Coordinator. He will assist us with an ever more complex information system environment without which we could not function as a regional campus. Congratulations to Patti Parisian, our Senior Program Assistant, who received a grant from Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation to study faculty development. Faculty development is one of the more important aspects of what we do. Helping clinical faculty develop expert teaching skills, which they then use to educate our students in the subtleties of clinical practice, is what we are all about. And congratulations also go to Dr. Washington Hill who received the NAACP Freedom Award last week. We are fortunate to have him as a clinical role model and as our Clerkship Director for obstetrics and gynecology. Sincerely, Bruce H. Berg, MD, MBA Sarasota Campus Dean
CAMPUS HAPPENINGS DR. JOEL GERBER APPOINTED CLERKSHIP DIRECTOR
The Sarasota Campus of The Florida State University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Gerber, M.D. as the clerkship director for Emergency Medicine. In his role as clerkship director, Dr. Gerber will be responsible for overseeing the clinical rotation in Emergency Medicine required for students entering their fourth year of medical education. Dr. Gerber received his undergraduate degree at Tulane University. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and did Dr. Joel Gerber his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital. During his residency, Dr. Gerber practiced at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the Maryland Regional Burn Unit and the Harriet Lane Pediatric Clinic and Emergency Department. Dr. Gerber now practices at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Emergency Care Center and is also the Assistant Medical Director for the Longboat Key Emergency Medical Services.
We are fortunate to have so many qualified physicians serving as clinical faculty for our students in Sarasota. Thanks for a job well done!
Welcome aboard, Dr. Gerber! THANKS TO OUR ENTIRE FACULTY FOR THE OUTSTANDING WORK YOU DO!
VOLUME 1, NUMBER 2
SARASOTA REGIONAL CAMPUS AWARDED $15,000 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH GRANT Florida State University College of Medicine, Sarasota Regional Campus has been awarded a $15,000 educational grant from the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation. The grant will provide needed funding to conduct a pilot project that will address faculty development research in the Sarasota community. As a community-based teaching model, practicing physicians in our area are appointed to the FSU faculty and are responsible for the clinical training of 3rd and 4th year medical students. If our physicians are to succeed as teachers, faculty development must keep pace with changes and trends in education in the 21st century. This grant will afford us the opportunity to move forward in the area of faculty development research providing a solid theoretical and educational base for future programs. Through this research we hope to gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to implement innovative techniques and procedures to enhance how our clinical faculty can become more effective teachers. High quality, solid faculty development elements in the curricular process of medical school will strategically move the commitment of the campus and medical school forward. Patti Parisian
The initial phase of our study will involve the critical training required to conduct a cross sectional/longitudinal survey and the implementation of research techniques to assess clinical teaching needs in the community. We are very grateful to the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation for making this project possible.
A WARM WELCOME
The FSU College of Medicine is pleased to welcome Cliff Nichols to the Sarasota Regional Campus as our Information Technology Specialist. Cliff has taken over the position vacated by Mark Couch who has moved on to the world of computer networking systems for a national company located in Sarasota. While we were sad to see Mark leave, we are fortunate to have Cliff join our staff. Cliff comes to us from the FSU College of Medicine main campus in Tallahassee where he was a member of the IT help desk team and responsible for day-to-day troubleshooting for the entire College of Medicine. Cliff brings to us years of experience in computer technology and a solid understanding of how things work at main campus. Having those two components together has Cliff Nichols made his transition to the position much easier. If youâ€™re ever in the neighborhood, please stop by and introduce yourself. Welcome, Cliff, weâ€™re glad to have you here!
MEDICINE 4 (CLASS OF 2007) NEWS
Members of the Class of 2007 have been staying quite busy. Deciding on a specialty and designating residency programs to apply to proved to be a big decision. Residency applications are now being completed and many of us have begun scheduling interviews at various programs around the country. The majority of the class is still spread out spending Robert time doing elective at prospective Crescentini Class of 2007 programs. When speaking with my Campus VP classmates they have felt comfortable working at some very prestigious hospitals. They report that the experience they have gained in Sarasota so far has prepared them well for these electives. We also have welcomed the Class of 2008 to Sarasota. It has been fun to work with a new group of eager students. It has also helped us realize how much we have learned over the last fifteen months. Soon everyone should be returning to participate in electives in Sarasota. If you see one of us in the hallways of the hospitals or somewhere in the community please say hello. We are looking forward to working with some familiar faces for these final rotations.
MEDICINE 3 (CLASS OF 2008)
Most of us are wrapping up our second rotation and beginning our third and final rotation for the Fall Semester. We are all feeling about the same: It is unbelievable how much information we have learned in just a short period of time with our knowledgeable preceptors...and the more we learn the more we realize we have a long way to go. The Marc Bernstein beauty of the ride is that it is so Class of 2008 Campus Treasurer much fun! Even our most tiring days are more exciting than anything we have experienced so far in our pursuit of becoming physicians. We are in the trenches applying our knowledge and trying everything we can get our hands on with passion and excitement. Cumulatively, we have covered the 6 core disciplines and are adding to our extensive library of resources....each other! We love learning from the physicians we are working with and have had truly amazing experiences thus far; but some of the best times have been found while enjoying lunch in the Physician's Lounge with physicians we have not yet had the opportunity to work with. Every day is a new adventure, and we count our blessings frequently to be surrounded in an atmosphere that is fostering high level education, and more importantly, compassionate patient care.
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OCT 4, 11, 18, 25: D-3
NOV 1, 8, 15, 29: D-3
DEC 6, 13, 20, 25: D-3
OCT 13: M-3: SHELF EXAMS FOR ROTATION B
NOV 1: SARASOTA MEDICAL SOCIETY EVENT FOR M-3 & M-4 STUDENTS
DEC 15: M-3: COMMUNITY MEDICINE PRESENTATIONS
OCT 19: FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: CLINICAL TEACHING II
NOV 13: COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING
OCT 20: M-4: SHELF EXAMS FOR ROTATION 5
NOV 17: M-4: SHELF EXAMS FOR ROTATION 5
OCT 30: CLERKSHIP DIRECTORS MEETING
NOV 22: M-3: SHELF EXAMS FOR ROTATION C
DEC 15: M-4: SHELF EXAMS FOR ROTATION 7
JAN 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: D-3 JAN 26: M-4: SHELF EXAMS FOR ROTATION 8
NOV 26-28: M-3: OSCE EXAMS (MAIN CAMPUS) NOV 30: FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: EVALUATION
THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE of MEDICINE SARASOTA REGIONAL CAMPUS 201 COCOANUT AVE. SARASOTA, FL 34236
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COMPETENT AND COMPASSIONATE PHYSICIANS FOR A NEW CENTURY