Obstetrics & Gynecology

Student Education

Welcome to the USF Health Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

At USF Health we are dedicated to providing a 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, as well as being 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 an integrated Women’s Health and Pediatrics Clerkship that includes inpatient Obstetrics on Labor and Delivery, as well as wide-ranging and comprehensive outpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology experiences.  The inpatient Gynecology experience takes place through the Surgical Care Clerkship with rotations offered in Gynecology, Urogynecology, and Gynecology Oncology. This diversity throughout the entire year demonstrates the strength and diversity of our specialty and Department in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as we address women's health care on Labor and Delivery, outpatient primary care clinical settings and in 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 patient-centered education. 

This opening statement is only a brief attempt to touch upon some of the aspects and interest that the Department of Ob/Gyn has in the education of future healthcare providers. Should you have any questions regarding educational activities, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. 

Contacts

Bri Anne McKeon, MD
Co-Clerkship Director, Women's Health Pediatrics Clerkship
Fourth-Year Ob/GYN EPA Course Director
University of South Florida Morsani COM
bamckeon@usf.edu 

Amy Brown, MD
Assistant Clerkship Director, Women's Health Pediatrics Clerkship
Assistant Clerkship Director, GYN Surgery Clerkship
amyb3@usf.edu

David Rapkin, MD
Acting Internship Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fourth-Year Track Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology
drapkin@usf.edu

Melissa Mancao, M. Ed
Academic Services Administrator, Obstetrics and Gynecology
mjmancao@usf.edu

Dawn Palaszewski, MD
PA Women's Health Course Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology
dpalasze@usf.edu

Jessica Brumley, CNM, PhD
Division Director, Midwifery
brumley@usf.edu