Clinical Teaching Sites
TGH is the primary teaching affiliate for the USF Morsani College of Medicine. Tampa General is known for several accomplishments that include:
- First Heart Transplant in the state of Florida, as a part of the adult solid organ transplant center
- A Level 1 Trauma Center and serves as the region's only burn center
- TGH is a 985-bed acute care hospital serving a 12-county region with a population in excess of 4 million, in West Central Florida.
- Top 50 in 6 Medical Specialties according to US News & World Reports
- Top 25 Orthopedic Surgery Program according to US News & World Reports
- Other areas of care include cardiac; neurosciences; digestive disorders; infectious diseases; high risk and normal obstetrics including fetal surgery; neonatal intensive care; and pediatrics.
The Center for Advanced Clinical Learning is a technologically advanced teaching and training facility that simulates actual patient care, both ambulatory and in-patient, and provides medical students with the hands-on clinical skills experience in a safe, controlled environment.
- Includes 12 patient encounter rooms that are similar to the examination rooms medical students will eventually use as physicians.
- Each exam room is equipped to digitally record voice and video, which enables faculty to access and review the patient-student encounter.
- Medical students practice with the use of live standardized patients to develop interpersonal and communication skills necessary to effectively treat patients.
- Medical students can also practice specific procedures on full bodied simulators, so they are better prepared to perform them in a real-life situation. Medical students can also learn cardiac examination skills by using a high-fidelity cardiac simulator.
The Center For Advanced Medical Learning And Simulation (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.
Opened in August 2008, this 196,000 square-foot ambulatory surgery center offers eight operating rooms and five endoscopy suites, located on the medical complex at the USF Tampa campus. Students will train with faculty from Neurosurgery, Neurology and Psychiatry, Digestive Disorders, ENT, Sports Medicine and Women's Health.
The largest and busiest hospital in the VA network with 327 beds, this hospital, which is attached to the medical college by a covered walkway, is considered a "dean's hospital," indicating its role as a teaching center for USF.
- Opened in 1972, one year after USF Morsani College of Medicine
- Known for its extensive services and state-of-the-art Spinal Cord Injury and head trauma unit unparalleled among federal hospitals in the nation.
- Residency training programs are provided to 140 residents in the most of the medical and surgical specialties, as well as Pathology, Psychiatry and Radiology
- Complete with its own Emergency Department, MICU, surgical suites and Surgical Intensive Care Unit
All Children's is a regional center of choice for sick children. Located in St. Petersburg, this 231-bed hospital has 147 intensive care beds. One of only nine hospitals nationally, and the only hospital in Florida, to be named to Child Magazine's Top 25 Children's Hospitals in the United States.
- The 147 beds are divided between Pediatric Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care
- Includes a bone marrow transplant unit, kidney and heart transplantation programs, and the Southeast's largest pediatric cancer program.
- It is one of the freestanding children's hospitals in the state of Florida, and the only one on the Florida's west coast.
Moffitt is Florida's premier cancer center and the only center with an NCI designation. Moffitt has launched outreach programs to encourage cancer prevention for the region, and the center's national research programs explore ways to prevent, cure and treat cancer. The center has multiple programs in outpatient clinics and centers where USF physicians make up the entire medical staff at the Moffitt Cancer Center location.
- Top 20 Cancer treatment in the United States according to US News & World Reports for the 12th year in a row
- Over $77 million dollars in grant funding for 2010
- Moffitt is an 206-bed facility including 36-bed blood and marrow transplant unit and 12 operating rooms
- Connected directly to USF Morsani College of Medicine by a covered walkway
This facility, opened in August 2007, combines world-class health care with state-of-the-art building designed to facilitate learning in health teams. Located at Tampa General Hospital campus, USF faculty in the departments of Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine provide clinical services at this new location. Students may participate in such rotations generally during their third and fourth elective year.
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Bay Pines is affiliated with the USF College of Medicine and offers residency training in all major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Training is also provided to over 700 medical students, nursing and associated health trainees annually. This 453-bed veteran's medical center includes an acute medical and surgical hospital; a psychiatry unit with inpatient programs for post-traumatic stress recovery and substance abuse treatment, and a 240-bed Nursing Home Care Unit.
The Southeast's first all-digital cardiovascular specialty facility, the Pepin Heart Hospital & Dr. Kiran Patel research Institute in Tampa officially opened its doors in April, 2006. This free-standing heart hospital is filled with the advancements in technology, techniques and revolutionary patient-centered care and is raising expectations when it came to diagnosis, treatment and study of cardiovascular disease. Most importantly, the heart center is filled with a team of physicians, nurses, technicians and staff who have worked together for more than 17 years to create one of the most successful heart programs in Tampa Bay.
The Tampa Shriner's Hospital, located on the USF campus, is a 60-bed facility that has treated over 36,000 children with orthopedic problems since opening in 1985. Shriner’s Hospital serves children with bone and muscle problems such as cerebral palsy, scoliosis and other limb and growth problems free-of-charge. The facility is designed to incorporate advanced treatment programs with the Shriner’s Hospitals' family-centered approach to care.
Opened in 1995, this center for research, teaching and patient care is the newest patient care site on the USF campus. The Institute/Center has 24 adult and pediatric examination rooms, and space devoted to the use of highly advanced surgical lasers. A Low Vision Program offers instruction and devices to assist people with very poor vision with daily living. A comprehensive ENT Center with audiology is also located at this site.
This psychiatric facility hosts the Department of Psychiatry and research laboratories, including research aimed at finding the genetic causes of mental illness. The center offers outpatient care for children and adults.
The Dialysis Center was designed with patient comfort in mind. Each of the 17 hemodialysis stations is equipped with a television set, and natural light streams through windows that open onto a lush garden. The center is staffed by a social worker, dietitian and registered nurses, and each dialysis station has an artificial kidney machine.
This facility offers general pediatrics care as well as management of such chronic illnesses as asthma, allergies, AIDS, and pre- and post-surgical care. Located on Davis Islands near Tampa General Hospital, the pediatrics center takes a family-centered approached to pediatric care with an emphasis on comfort and convenience. The center is open seven days a week, and provides treatment for minor emergencies.
USF physicians staff this unique center for women and children. Operated by Tampa General Hospital, Genesis conveniently offers a full range of services that includes healthcare for women and children, educational programs and assistance with social services.
UDI is an affiliated diagnostic, teaching and research center using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, CAT scanning and nuclear medicine. The Institute was opened in December 1984.
USF faculty in the departments of Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neurology, and Internal Medicine provide clinical services at Harbourside Medical Towers. Students may participate in such rotations generally during their fourth elective year.
In addition to the facilities listed above, faculty teach and offer patient care at the following outpatient clinics throughout the region:
USF-Lehigh Valley Campus
The Simulation Center provides an environment for individuals and teams of all specialties and disciplines in teamwork, communication, and clinical skills in a safe simulated clinical environment.