Curriculum: Clinical

The program utilizes three ambulatory sites: USF Morsani Center, James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital (VA), and Health Park Clinic. The program also utilizes two inpatient sites: Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital. These centers provide unique and complementary educational experiences, offering the opportunity to learn to manage the vast spectrum of rheumatic diseases in different clinical settings.

During Year 1, the trainee participates in 1 half-day at the USF Morsani Center Continuity Clinic, 2 half-days at the VA hospital clinics, and 1 half-day at Health Park Clinic. The trainee serves on the inpatient consult service at TGH for 4 months and at James A. Haley VA for 3 months out of the academic year. The half-days which the trainee is not in clinic or participating in consults, are dedicated to Research and Independent Study Modules.

During Year 2, the trainee participates in 1 half-day at the USF Morsani Center Continuity Clinic, 2 half-days at the VA hospital clinics, and 1 half-day at Health Park Clinic. The trainee serves on the inpatient consult service at TGH for 2 months and at James A. Haley VA for 3 months out of the academic year. The half-days which the trainee is not in clinic or participating in consults, are dedicated to Research and Independent Study Modules.