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FSU Med School To Establish A Primary Care Clinic

Florida State University
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
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Florida State University is considering whether to open a primary care clinic near Sabal Palm Elementary school. The move would give students in the university’s medical school clinical experience.

FSU’s Medical school was established on the grounds that it would focus on teaching doctors that would go to work in underserved and rural areas. In an email announcing the possibility, the school says the area its identified, off Ridgewood road could fit that mission.

Medical School Dean John Fogerty writes the next steps are to meet with residents, local organizations and agencies to discuss the plan.

There’s no timeline for when a clinic will be established.  But the decision to establish one has been made. The school is trying to determine whether the site it has identified will be the final location.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas. She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.