About AMWA – Board of Directors & Staff

Nicole Bentze, DO, FAAFP, FAMWA

Director 2024 – 2026

Nicole BentzeNicole Bentze DO, FAAFP, FAMWA is a board-certified Family Physician and Dean of the Sarasota Regional Medical Campus of the Florida State University College of Medicine. After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000, she completed her training at the Harrisburg Family Medicine Residency Program in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She completed a primary-care Faculty Development Fellowship at Michigan State University and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Student Educators Development Institute Fellowship. She was inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2014 and Fellow of the American Medical Women’s Association in 2022. Awards include the STFM Resident Teacher Award (2003), Harrisburg Family Practice Residency Out-Patient Preceptor of the Year Award (2004), and Florida Academy of Family Physicians Part-Time Educator of the Year Award (2011). Dr. Bentze served as the Family Medicine Clerkship Director for FSU College of Medicine for 10 years while maintaining her primary care practice. In 2016, she left private practice for academic medicine. As Regional Campus Dean, Dr. Bentze oversees the clinical education of medical (MD) and physician assistant (PA) students at the FSU COM Regional Medical Campus in Sarasota, Florida. She is passionate about promoting scholarship, leadership, mentorship and well-being among the students, clerkship directors and clinical faculty. Dr. Bentze completed the AAFP Leading Physician Well-Being Certificate Program and is currently in the Florida Medical Association Physician Leadership Academy. She is honored to serve on the AMWA Board of Directors and as the AMWA Regional Governor Lead.

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