FSU medical school given warning after 'very unpleasant' site visit from accreditors  

Tallahassee-based Florida State University College of Medicine received a warning letter Oct. 25 that indicated shortcomings could "seriously compromise the ability of the school to conduct the educational program" if they go unaddressed, according to a report from the News Service of Florida and Tallahassee Democrat

The letter, which was recently shared with the News Service of Florida, was sent after an April site visit by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting body for medical schools. College of Medicine Dean John Fogarty, MD, said the site visit was "very unpleasant" and the accreditors "did not really understand our model," according to the report. 

The school operates a community-based model, meaning students complete their second two years of clinical training at six regional campuses. The site visit, however, took place at the central campus where students complete classroom-based coursework. 

The school plans to address the findings ahead of the next visit in the spring, and they should have no effect on the education students are receiving, Dr. Fogarty told the News Service of Florida

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