Graduate Medical Education

Visiting Residents & Fellows

The USF Morsani College of Medicine (USF MCOM) and GMEC endorses visiting residents from non-USF programs in order to gain additional educational experiences.

It is our policy to properly screen all visiting residents regardless of the duration of your rotation and you must complete all required information in a timely manner prior to the start of your rotation.

Program Directors are obligated to notify the GME Office when they wish to have a visiting resident from another program into their rotation, as well as determine if their ACGME-accredited program requires RRC approval for a temporary increase in the number of residents. Visiting resident rotations must support the USF MCOM mission and/or provide a unique educational opportunity for the resident/fellow. The presence of visiting residents must not interfere with the education of USF-appointed residents.

Welcome to our campus and if you have any questions on the Visiting Resident process, please call the GME Office at 813-250-2529.

The following policies apply to visiting residents:

  • There is a moratorium on accepting new visiting applicants from April 1st through July 31st.
  • Application for visiting resident rotations is made on the Letter of Approval for Visiting Resident Appointment Form, completed by the Program Director of the respective USF residency program, and returned to the GME office.
  • Timeline for receipt of this information is:
    • For residents in a current State of Florida program, a minimum of FOUR (4) weeks prior to the rotation.
    • For Out-of-State residents, a minimum of SIX (6) weeks prior to the rotation.
  • A visiting resident must be a trainee in good standing at a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  • The maximum number of weeks a resident may visit a program at USF is sixteen (16) unless the rotation is an RRC-approved part of another residency program. Assignment of duties at any USF-affiliated institution will be scheduled by the Program Director.
  • The University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine does not provide health, liability or malpractice insurance for visiting residents. Information about malpractice insurance is a required part of the Letter of Approval form and must be provided prior to acceptance into any program.
  • All applicants are required to complete the Certification of Communicable Disease Prevention Form prior to beginning any rotation at an USF-affiliated institution.
  • Observerships are not permitted by the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. All visiting residents/fellows must follow the Visiting Resident Policy.
  • Any performance evaluations or reports to be completed by USF personnel must be identified in advance of the resident’s acceptance into a program. Evaluation forms should be included with the application.