FSU Opens Medical Campus in Tallahassee

This week, Florida State University's Medical School launched regional campuses in Pensacola, Orlando and Friday in Tallahassee. The local sight will be exclusively for third and fourth year students who will spend the next couple of years examining local doctors.

Third-year College of Medicine student, Lorna Fedelem, is meeting Dr. Les Wilson for the first time. They'll spend the next six weeks side by side as Lorna learns about family medicine.

Every six weeks, Lorna and four other Tallahassee-based students will rotate within a wide variety of clinical specialties from geriatrics to psychiatry, but you may be wondering, why does Tallahassee, the home of FSU's College of Medicine, need a regional campus?

Students say its because the last two years of school are a whole new practice. The regional campus is nestled between Tallahassee's two hospitals off of Miccosukee Road.

FSU is one of only a few medical schools in the country to operate multiple community-based campuses.