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im glad the med school got aprooved but still think it belonged in downtown orlando and should be built up and not over hundreds of acres....would have made downtown a great place with a law school, the gaming school, and a law school....not to mention it would have been located exactly between florida hospital and ormc.

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It was somebody from FSU. I think the name was Marshall.

According to one of my inside sources, it was a physician from USF, not FSU, that was the dissenting vote. From what was said, he was belligerent about the whole deal and the entire pannel was angry at the guy for the way he was acting.

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According to one of my inside sources, it was a physician from USF, not FSU, that was the dissenting vote. From what was said, he was belligerent about the whole deal and the entire pannel was angry at the guy for the way he was acting.

USF >>> I Hate those guys ... We'll take 'em in September. Oooops wrong forum.

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95 new residencies will be created between florida hospital and ormc.

this is great news. (holding my breath that they would be online by 2008...... maybe ill be able to come home to orlando for residency after all :yahoo: )

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wow. I guess the UF people have nothing to fear. USF will lose any luster it has now, b/c of all the new facilities in and around UCF and all the hospital expansions in ORL.

Between Shands, and Jackson Memorial for UM, UCF could become No.3 in the state with proper direction.

As for a law school, there's no way in hell the ABA will approve yet another law school in FLA after the debacle over FAMU, FL Coastal, Barry, and FIU back about 5 years ago. Not at least for maybe another 20 years.

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According to one of my inside sources, it was a physician from USF, not FSU, that was the dissenting vote. From what was said, he was belligerent about the whole deal and the entire pannel was angry at the guy for the way he was acting.

From the Miami Herald: "Board member Stanley Marshall, a former FSU president, was the lone dissenter on the med-school vote." Also note that he is a Ph.D. not a physician. Full Article

Marshall has always been in opposition to these new schools and has done what he could to prevent this day from coming. IMO, it was FSU's medical school that should not have been built. Orlando needs one much more desperately than Tallahassee did. Of course with strong-arm politics involving FSU alumni in the legislature anything is possible. Interestingly, FSU never had the funds to build a teaching hospital along with their school so the local training for their med students is done in nursing homes and clinics. Ironically, some FSU students actually spend their clinical years (last 2 years of med school) training in Orlando due to our strong need for more medical care here.

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yeah, the FSU deal did happen because of 'Noles pushing it thru the legislature-- and it was a joint UF-FSU effort until recently.

Now, they fear it will lose its luster (whatever that may be) b/c of Orlando and Miami entering the game with state schools of their own.

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the real joke was that fsu originally tried to have the clinical training part of their curriculum in tallahasse. the lcme (us med school accrediting body) didnt buy it. you cant train clinical med students in a hospital in tallahassee. the students wouldnt get enough hands on experience. end result, the lcme wasnt gonna accredit them unless something changed. thats when they struck the deal with sending their clinical students to orlando. i also think pensacola was part of the deal at some point or still is as well.

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From the Miami Herald: "Board member Stanley Marshall, a former FSU president, was the lone dissenter on the med-school vote." Also note that he is a Ph.D. not a physician. Full Article

Marshall has always been in opposition to these new schools and has done what he could to prevent this day from coming. IMO, it was FSU's medical school that should not have been built. Orlando needs one much more desperately than Tallahassee did. Of course with strong-arm politics involving FSU alumni in the legislature anything is possible. Interestingly, FSU never had the funds to build a teaching hospital along with their school so the local training for their med students is done in nursing homes and clinics. Ironically, some FSU students actually spend their clinical years (last 2 years of med school) training in Orlando due to our strong need for more medical care here.

So much for inside sources....

I actually heard that from a UCF Representative, and professor, who was up there lobbying... Maybe something was lost in translation.

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