Welcome to the website for the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency! We are glad that you are looking into our program, and we are confident that you will find many things that excite you. Tampa General Hospital is an ideal place to practice emergency medicine, which makes it the perfect place to train as well. Here is a list of some of the outstanding features of our ED:

  • High volume (90,000 plus), high acuity (40% admit rate)
  • Level one trauma center
  • Regional burn center
  • Partner with Moffitt cancer center
  • Major transplant center
  • Separate pediatric and adult emergency care centers
  • Excellent mix of patients
  • Multi-cultural environment
  • Major referral center for the west coast of Florida
  • All major specialties present
  • A state of the art emergency care center, with private rooms, pod system, fully electronic medical records, digital radiology, and an excellent working environment.
  • An academic and community environment

Our emergency medicine residency is run and staffed by experienced, dedicated physicians from a broad variety of backgrounds. In addition to an excellent clinical education, we feature the following:

  • A very strong ultrasound curriculum
  • A major, state-of-the-art simulation center
  • A flexible curriculum which values resident feedback and seeks your input
  • A focus on critical care
  • Monthly EM reading and testing program, based upon your rotation
  • Plenty of procedures and resuscitation opportunities
  • Faculty and resident mentoring
  • Multiple fellowships: ultrasound, EMS, Admin, Critical Care
  • Teaching opportunities
  • An emphasis on the business aspects of EM
  • Leadership development
  • A growing research department and opportunities
  • International opportunities
  • Strong didactics
  • The best residents anywhere!

I am confident that the more you know about us, the more you will like us! In addition, Tampa is a wonderful city and a great place to live. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information, or to come and visit us.

Kelly P. O'Keefe, MD, FACEP
Program Director