Some future doctors are going from the classroom to the exam room. First year medical students from Florida State University are now training statewide with doctors in rural areas, so Tuesday we decided to check up on them.
Tampa area native Kit Lu is on a whole new adventure. The first year FSU medical student is shadowing a Gadsden County doctor for three weeks.
Around 50 students are taking part in this project statewide and there will be many firsts as they interview patients and perform basic clinical exams.
Maggie Davis, an FSU Medical School student, says “I get nervous, but the patient probably can't tell, I get flustered but you practice and learn and I think that's part of this.”
Another part of this is FSU's mission is to train physicians in the areas of need, the elderly, rural, minority and under served populations.
After 18 years in Quincy, Dr. George Whiddon says he hopes students develop the passion to serve. Locally, FSU students are also working in doctors’ offices in Tallahassee, Monticello and Eastpoint.