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Residency Program


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.

Outstanding features of our ED

  • High volume (120,000 plus adult visits), high acuity (40% admit rate)
  • Level one Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • STEMI Center
  • Regional Burn Center
  • Partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Major Transplant Center
  • Separate pediatric and adult emergency care centers, but under the same roof! 
  • Academic, community, and safety-net hospital environment which results in a diverse patient population
  • 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 pod set up, dragon dictation, vocera communication service, 24-hour social work assistance, 24-hour dedicated ED pharmacist, and administrative support

Areas of Excellence

Meet Our Residency Director, Dr. Charlotte Derr


USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Our City

Tampa is a great city to live in. Our neighbors, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, have a lot to offer as well. Take a tour. 

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

We believe that diversity is essential in emergency medicine education as well as to the greater life experience. We can become better physicians when we understand that the world is a multicultural society of which we are a small but influential part. Our differences can evolve into a collaboration that gives us a new perspective into the lives of our emergency medicine colleagues, staff, and patients. It allows us to enhance the delivery of healthcare to our patients over the long-term and improve the patient experience. It helps us understand our own biases and develop cultural competencies. Improving diversity among physicians is crucial to the development of emergency medicine and our residency program.

Read the full USF Diversity Statement.

Women in Emergency Medicine

USF Emergency Medicine Women's Group

This group was formed within our program in an effort to increase the recruitment and retention of women in our specialty. While the gender proportion of medical students is approximately 50/50, female emergency medicine residents comprise about 37% of all EM residents nationally according to 2019 data. Additionally, female EM physicians comprise only about 28% of the academic workforce.  At USF, the leaders of our academic faculty are both women and 40% of our faculty are female.  Our faculty come from all different backgrounds with various career and life experiences.  We believe that the support for women in EM starts from the beginning of medical training.  We are committed to fostering relationships through a culture of community, support, and mentoring opportunities.

Resident Life


“I chose USF because I was astonished by how competent, proficient, knowledgeable and adept the USF residents I worked with were. Above all, they made me feel like a part of the family, even though I was still a visiting student.” 


“USF was the only place that fulfilled everything I wanted - large academic center with training strengths in EMS, ultrasound, and research. There’s tons of things to do (beaches, restaurants, Ybor, and proximity to St Pete, Clearwater, Treasure Island, etc). We literally live in vacation! Our attendings collectively have trained in almost all EM fellowships, we have strong female leadership, and a great work culture with a focus on wellness that is responsive to resident feedback. I wanted to train in a place where I could become the type of woman and physician I wanted to be while developing my passions within Emergency Medicine.”


“I loved my interview day at USF. The faculty are genuinely interested in teaching and resident development and the residents are all so welcoming, smart, and interesting. The vibe is very much that of a happy family. To make things even better, Tampa is a fantastic city with so many outdoor activities and opportunities to be on the water.”