Jackson Hospital Teaches Future Physicians


Jackson Hospital is a key partner for training medical students. First year students are in the community for a 3-week immersion experience at the end of their first year. Third year students spend their entire year at Jackson Hospital in a clerkship capacity with local physicians. These clerkship rotations provide them with training in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry.

“Our relationship with Jackson Hospital is the heart of our Rural Track Program,” states Dr. Maggie Blackburn, Director of Rural Health at FSU College of Medicine. “It provides our students with a home for their entire third year experience. Our students become active participants in the Marianna community and Jackson County. It is a true rural experience,” Dr. Blackburn explained.

Dr. Steven Spence of Internal Medicine Associates in Marianna is the Hospital's Site Director for the Rural Track program.