Obstetrics & Gynecology
Welcome to the USF Health Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
At USF Health, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and evidence-based education to prepare trainees for a career serving the medical needs of women at various stages of life. We provide clinical learning experiences for multiple healthcare disciplines, including the USF MD, PA, and ARNP programs, and are a clinical site for visiting student Nurse Midwives.Additionally, many of our faculty members are involved in longitudinal clinical teaching for the Morsani College of Medicine for first and second-year medical students.
Third-year clerkships within the College of Medicine are at the heart of our educational structure.
The traditional OB/GYN clerkship is structured in a location-based learning system, with students rotating through OB/Gyn twice during the third year. This includes a Women’s Health Clerkship that includes inpatient Obstetrics on Labor and Delivery and wide-ranging and comprehensive outpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology experiences. The inpatient Gynecology experience occurs through the Surgical Care Clerkship with rotations offered in Gynecology, Urogynecology, and Gynecology Oncology. This diversity throughout the year demonstrates the strength and diversity of our specialty and Department in Obstetrics and Gynecology as we address women's health care in Labor and Delivery, outpatient primary care clinical settings, and the operating room.
Beyond the structured clinical experiences, faculty and resident physicians are involved in mentorship and career development.
For our students who choose to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology, this includes informal and formal roles within the OB/Gyn Interest Group and Career Advising Collegia Program within the College of Medicine. Students are encouraged to engage in research and other scholarly activities within the department. Participation in departmental academic sessions, Grand Rounds, and Resident Research Day are just a few of the department's activities open to students.
Resident as Teachers
The department has made the training of future
educators a top priority. Resident
physicians have formal “Resident as Teachers” sessions to work on communication
and teaching skills that are pivotal to their future careers in the clinical
arena. Team-based learning is utilized
in the inpatient and outpatient environments to ensure a culture of
This opening statement is only a brief attempt to touch upon some of the aspects and interests that the Department of Ob/Gyn has in educating future healthcare providers. Should you have any questions regarding educational activities, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.
Bri Anne McKeon, MD
Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum
Fourth-Year Ob/GYN EPA Course Director
Amy Brown, MD
Clerkship Director, Women's Health Clerkship
Assistant Clerkship Director, GYN Surgery Clerkship
Cheryl Godcharles, MD
Assistant Clerkship Director, Women's Health Clerkship
Samantha Baer, MD
Acting Internship Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jessica Brumley, CNM, PhD
Division Director, Midwifery
Melissa Mancao, M. Ed
Academic Services Administrator, Obstetrics and Gynecology
PA Women's Health Course Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology