In fulfillment of its mission to increase access to healthcare, promote education, Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to Florida State University College of Medicine students annually. The Scholarship Fund has been one of the most successful and well-respected programs first established by Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc. more than 31 years ago. Archived records since 1997 document that the Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc.has provided over 148 scholarships totaling $528,489 to students in the Program in Medical Science Program, the precursor to FSU College of Medicine, University of Florida medical students and FSU College of Medicine students. $501,000 has been awarded to FSU College of Medicine students beginning with those in its inaugural Class of 2005. Many of those past recipients are now practicing in Tallahassee and some serve on the Scholarship Committee.
These unrestricted financial scholarships are made to first and second year medical students at the Florida State University College of Medicine main campus in Tallahassee and third and fourth year medical students at the Tallahassee Regional Campus of FSU College of Medicine on the basis of financial need and a stated interest to return to the Big Bend to practice medicine upon completion of their residencies.
The Florida State University College of Medicine focuses more than any other medical school in Florida on recruiting students who will help meet the health-care needs of Florida’s medically underserved populations. Research has shown that students with the greatest commitment to service are often those who themselves come from rural and other underserved communities and have fewer economic resources. Click here to learn more about Florida State University College of Medicine and its mission and community-based model.
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