University of South Florida College of Medicine

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University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida College of Medicine logo.jpg
Established 1971
Type Public
Academic staff 712
Admin. staff 215
Students Medicine: 477
School of Basic Biomedical Sciences: 78 M.S. and 83 Ph.D.
School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences: 55 DPT
Location Tampa, Florida, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Green and Gold         
Nickname Bulls
Mascot Rocky D. Bull
Website http://health.usf.edu/medicine/home.html

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine is one of the graduate schools of University of South Florida's USF Health conglomerate.

It is located in north Tampa, Florida and serves the greater Tampa Bay Area. Established by the Florida Legislature in 1965, the college enrolled its charter class in 1971.

Teaching Affiliates[edit]

Tampa General Hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for University of South Florida College of Medicine and the rest of USF Health. In 2012, the hospital was ranked in the Top 50 of the Best Hospitals in the United States, and the top hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report for numerous Adult Specialties:

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is the primary Cancer affiliate for the school. In 2007, the hospital was ranked in the Top 50 of the Best Hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for numerous Adult Specialties:

The school is also affiliated with two VA Hospitals:

  • James A. Haley VAMC in Tampa, Florida is recognized as the busiest VA Hospital in the nation.
  • Bay Pines VAMC is recognized as the 2nd busiest VA Hospital in the nation.

All Children's Hospital located in St. Petersburg, Florida is the school's Pediatrics Teaching Affiliate:

Clinical Research[edit]

The College faculty runs interdisciplinary research programs on brain disease and repair, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Stroke; aging studies; Cardiovascular disease; children's health; Patient safety; Cell therapy; and Infectious disease & Biodefense.

The USF campus is home to two major research facilities. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, a four-story, 101,352-square-foot (9,415.9 m2) building, was dedicated in October 1995. In 2003, Moffitt opened its doors to the new Moffitt Clinic and Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, dramatically increasing USF Health's research and outpatient clinical space. Additionally, there is another research building adjacent to the University of South Florida College of Medicine which provides 50,542 square feet (4,695.5 m2) of laboratory, research, classroom, and office space.

The USF Children's Research Institute, opened in 2000, is a $12 million research building in partnership with All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Advanced Healthcare at USF Health[edit]

Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) "Located in downtown Tampa, CAMLS is a 90,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, three-story facility with every possible form of health professional education and training, for individuals and teams, under one roof. CAMLS integrates simulation technology, aviation science, team training, and evidence-based best practice into innovative programs with measurable outcomes. CAMLS combines cutting-edge simulation with research and innovation to move the latest advances in healthcare into practice.

CAMLS programs carry the mark of excellence. CAMLS is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute and by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. CAMLS is the first designated American College of Cardiology Center of Excellence in Education and Training and a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation Consortium." [1]

  • 35 surgical skills stations, including microsurgery,
  • Endoscopic and image-guided surgery
  • Trauma and hybrid operating room suites
  • 200-seat auditorium of the future
  • Virtual clinic, hospital, and pharmacies with state-of-the-art simulation
  • Research and innovation laboratory
  • Multi-specialty robotics surgery training
  • Audio-video recording of team training performance for debriefing

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USF Physicians Group made 273,122 inpatient and 276,122 outpatient visits in 1999–2000. Due to the demands from the growing patient population in Tampa Bay Area, USF Health is investing $105 million to develop a health care system using state of the art technology to improve health care management. The latest technology also serves a dual purpose as it facilitates professional health education with USF Health students employing team-based learning. At the forefront of USF Health's Advanced Health are The Carol and Frank Morsani Center and South Tampa Center.

The Carol and Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Health Care is located at the corner of Holly Avenue and Magnolia Avenue in north Tampa, Florida adjacent to the USF Health Campus. It is a six-story structure designed by architect Alberto Alfonso with 194,400 square feet (18,060 m2). Its features include entirely digital Diagnostic Imaging Center including women's diagnostics with mammography, Ambulatory Center with eight operating rooms and five endoscopy suites, Outpatient Facilities with 60 clinical exam rooms, Clinical and translational research, Patient Outreach and Education Center as well as a Pharmacy. The building will have distinct clinical spaces for Brain Health (including Neurosurgery), Neurology and Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Otorhinolaryngology, Sports Medicine, and Women's Health.

The Morsani Center's most distinct feature is called the One Stop Healthcare which aims to bring services including x-rays, MRIs, and labs to the patient. As a result the patient is spared from scheduling multiple appointments at multiple locations for their annual exam. All of the patient's needs are taken care of during one visit. Furthermore, the center also stores all the health records electronically which ensures that the patient will be able to request appointments, send email messages to doctors, and request prescriptions online.

The South Tampa Center is located at the Tampa General Hospital campus on Davis Island in south Tampa, Florida. The South Tampa Center is the smaller of the two centers as it is a seven-story structure with 126,000 square feet (11,700 m2). Its features, similar to the Morsani Center, include entirely digital Diagnostic Imaging Center including women's diagnostics with mammography, Outpatient Facilities with 90 clinical exam rooms, Clinical and translational research, as well as a Patient Outreach and Education Center. The building will have distinct clinical spaces for Pediatrics, Brain Health (including Neurosurgery), Neurology and Psychiatry, Cardiology, Dermatology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, and OB-GYN.

The Advanced Healthcare at USF Health is also making an effort towards Holistic Health. The educational focus of the two centers are to teach students at USF Health to focus on the patient's overall well-being. Since USF Health is a conglomerate of College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and College of Public Health, the two centers will focus on the entire continuum of health from birth to end-of-life issues.

Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Health Science Library[edit]

Founded in 1971, the Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Health Science Library serves the University of South Florida College of Medicine, the University of South Florida College of Nursing, and the University of South Florida College of Public Health.

The Mission statement of the Shimberg Library is as follows: "Provide state-of-the-art biomedical information to students, faculty, staff, and patients to improve health in the Tampa Bay area and beyond." The motto of the library is "Staying informed is a healthy habit" and their vision is to create a healthier world one person at a time.

The first floor houses the circulating collection, reserves collection and the computer lab. A new expanded 24/7 study space will open as soon as renovations are completed. The space includes new furniture, white boards, and electrical outlets. The old 24/7 space now houses new furniture and will become a group space for the library. Both of these areas are only accessible through swipe card access. The second floor is a quiet study area where the conference rooms are located (available for checkout at the Circulation Desk) as well as the home of the large print journal collection.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.camls-us.org/
  2. ^ http://www.camls-us.org/pdfs/CAMLS_FactSheet.pdf

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