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FSU Programs Among Many Vetoed in Florida Budget

FSU College of Medicine
Posted at 6:25 PM, Jun 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-23 14:27:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Two of the programs vetoed involve Florida State University's College of Medicine.

Dean John Fogarty said one program was to build a medical education center at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in an effort to keep medical residents and graduates working locally.

The other program was to send out medical residents to rural and underserved communities in the Panhandle, by training students from those areas and having them give back.

"We're going to move forward," Fogarty said. "We still have great partnerships around the state with hospitals to build residency programs. We'll still plan on building that education building some time in the future."

The budget did approve one FSU program in South Florida that combines primary care and integrated behavioral health. The program received more money this year than in years past.