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Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. We are a university-based program located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

Our mission is to develop our residents into physician-leaders who have a strong foundation in patient care and medical knowledge but are also skilled in teaching, scholarly activity, leadership, and quality improvement. We achieve this mission by providing diverse patient care environments and ensuring exposure to diverse pathology.

Our residents train at Tampa General Hospital, a tertiary referral center; Moffitt Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated hospital; and James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Tampa General Hospital was recently ranked by US News and World Report in the top 50 nationally in 5 medical specialties, #1 in the Tampa Bay area, and #2 in Florida. Moffitt Cancer Center continues to rank in the top 10 Best Hospitals for Cancer in the US. In addition to our great training facilities, we provide a curriculum on the business of medicine, leadership, teaching, and quality improvement. We are very proud of our 4-year rolling board pass rate of 99%. Our residents will be adept physicians who provide high-value care, become self-learners, and become leaders in their chosen practice community.

Because our success is based on our residents’ success, our program has a resident-centered philosophy. Our residency is for our residents. The relationship between the administration, faculty, and residents is supportive. We understand and know our residents personally to help them become successful in their learning and career pathway. The residents also play an integral role in providing the program feedback on improvement. Our best improvements have come from resident feedback. I would encourage you to check out our resident testimonial videos at the top of this page.

Thank you for taking the time to review our program. If you are looking for a supportive program committed to your success, we welcome your application.   

For additional information please contact:

Kellee Oller, MD, FACP

Kellee Oller, MD, FACP

Program Director
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine Residency

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Dr. Oller is the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of South Florida. A Tampa native, she went to University of South Florida for her biology degree and medical doctorate. She remained at USF for residency training and subsequently as a faculty member for the inpatient ward service at Tampa General Hospital. During her time as faculty and Associate Program Director, Dr. Oller founded the Scholar’s Council - an innovative curriculum that blends online project tracking and mentorship with workshops to enhance scholarly activity skills. She has a passion for learning beyond the classroom: leading resident simulation training for procedures as well as code team leadership, preparing jeopardy-style games to test medical knowledge, and creating concise algorithmic study guides for board review. She has received multiple teaching awards and was recognized by the American College of Physicians as Teacher of the Year in 2017. As Program Director, she has demonstrated a dedication to the program and department, an innovative approach to program development, and continues the resident-centered environment this program promotes. 

Chantal Vazquez

Assistant Director

Tashalei Chau

Program Administrator

I began my career in GME in 2013 at UNC Chapel Hill as fellowship coordinator over Pain Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesia, and OB Anesthesia. My husband’s career brought us down to Tampa in 2015 where I joined USF as the GI/Hepatology Fellowship Coordinator. After a year away in 2021 at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital as their Internal Medicine Program Coordinator, I returned to USF to join the Internal Medicine Residency program as the Program Administrator in 2022.I live in Riverview with my husband and two boys. I love crafting in my spare time, what spare time I get as a mom of two young boys, and frequently sell my items at local craft fairs.  

Mary Toth

Mary Toth

Administrative Specialist

Mary graduated from Florida State University with a degree in English Education. Shortly after graduating, she began working remotely for a social media company which allowed her to travel extensively and experience different cultures and - her favorite part - foods. Over the years she’s held on to her love for education and applies it in different areas of her life. Outside of business hours, she freelances as an illustrator, working mainly in the kid’s book market, with an ultimate goal of writing and illustrating her own children’s books. She is also currently studying Instructional Design, with a plan to directly apply her creative interests and love of education within this career field.

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Mailing Address

University of South Florida - Morsani College of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
17 Davis Blvd., Suite 308
Tampa, FL 33606