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Physician Assistant Program

Physician Assistant Program

Clinical Sites

USF PA Program Clinical Teaching Sites

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TGH is the primary teaching affiliate for the USF Heath Morsani College of Medicine. One of the top 5 busiest solid organ transplant centers in the US.

  • A Level 1 Trauma Center and  regional  burn center
  • TGH is a greater than 1000-bed acute care hospital serving a 12-county region with a population of more than 4 million, in West Central Florida.

Consistently a top 50 ranked hospital across multiple specialties according to US News & World Reports.

Tampa General Hospital Website

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The Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (ELS) is a technologically advanced teaching and training facility that simulates actual patient care, both ambulatory and in-patient, and provides medical students with the hands-on clinical skills experience in a safe, controlled environment.

  • Includes patient encounter rooms that are like the examination rooms PA students will eventually use as practicing clinicians.
  • Each exam room is equipped to digitally record voice and video, which enables faculty to access and review the patient-student encounter.
  • PA students practice with the use of live standardized patients to develop interpersonal and communication skills necessary to effectively treat patients.
  • PA students can also practice specific procedures on full bodied simulators, so they are better prepared to perform them in a real-life situation. PA students also learn cardiac examination skills by using high-fidelity cardiac simulators.

Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (ELS) Website

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The Center for Advanced Medical Learning And Simulation (CAMLS) is a 90,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, three-story facility with every possible form of health professional education and training, for individuals and teams, under one roof. CAMLS integrates simulation technology, aviation science, team training, and evidence-based best practice into innovative programs with measurable outcomes. CAMLS combines cutting-edge simulation with research and innovation to move the latest advances in healthcare into practice.

Center For Advanced Medical Learning And Simulation (CAMLS) Website

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This 196,000 square-foot outpatient center includes an ambulatory surgery center offers eight operating rooms and five endoscopy suites, located on the medical complex at the USF Tampa campus. It is the outpatient home to primary care and subspecialty practices of USF Health.

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One of the largest and busiest hospital in the VA network with more than 400 beds, this hospital, which is attached to the medical college by a covered walkway, is a core teaching affiliate of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

  • Known for its extensive services and state-of-the-art spinal cord injury unit.
  • Clinical training programs are provided to PA students in most of the medical and surgical specialties.

Facilities include an emergency department, surgical suites, and medical and surgical intensive care units.

James A. Haley VA Hospital Website

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Johns Hopkins All Children's is a regional center of choice for sick children. Located in St. Petersburg, this 231-bed hospital has 147 intensive care beds. It is the #1 Children’s Hospital in the State of Florida as ranked by US News and World Report.

  • Facilities include pediatric, cardiovascular and neonatal intensive care units.

Highlighted programs include a bone marrow transplant unit, kidney and heart transplantation programs, and the southeast's largest pediatric cancer program.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Website

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Moffitt is Florida's premier cancer center and the only center with an NCI designation. Moffitt has launched outreach programs to encourage cancer prevention for the region, and the center's national research programs explore ways to prevent, cure and treat cancer. The center has multiple programs in outpatient clinics and centers.

  • Top 20 Cancer treatment in the United States according to US News & World Report for the 12th year in a row.
  • Includes breast and skin cancer clinics, infusion center, and the latest innovations in surgical techniques and inpatient cancer care.

Moffitt Cancer Center Website

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This facility combines world-class health care with a state-of-the-art building designed to facilitate learning in health teams. Located at the Tampa General Hospital campus, USF Health faculty in the departments of Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurology, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine provide clinical services at this location.

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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Bay Pines is affiliated with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and offers residency training in all major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

  • 397-bed facility provides primary and specialty health care services to Veterans living in central southwest Florida

Psychiatry unit with inpatient programs for post-traumatic stress recovery and substance abuse treatment.

Bay Pines VA Hospital Website

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AdventHealth Tampa and Wesley Chapel are known for implementing minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures and include the Taneja Center for Surgery, and the renowned AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute

  • 626-bed tertiary hospital serving Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and the surrounding counties.
  • 24-hour emergency care for adults and pediatrics, cardiovascular medicine, digestive health, neuroscience, orthopedics, women's services, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, bariatrics, wound healing, and sleep medicine.

Advent Health Website

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Florida Medical Clinic is a multi-specialty medical facility which includes over 350 highly skilled physicians and medical providers located around the Tampa Bay region.

  • Primary care and specialty physicians and healthcare providers in more than 40 medical and surgical modalities.

Florida Medical Clinic Website

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This facility offers general pediatrics care, dermatology and cutaneous surgery as well as management of such chronic illnesses as asthma, allergies, AIDS, and pre- and post-surgical care. Located on Davis Islands near Tampa General Hospital. The pediatrics center takes a family-centered approach to pediatric care with an emphasis on comfort and convenience. The center is open seven days a week and provides treatment for minor emergencies.

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FOI physicians are known nationally and throughout the world for their work in orthopaedic surgery and have been named among the best orthopaedic physicians in America.

  • Expertise in virtually every orthopaedic subspecialty
  • Over 40 physicians, 25 mid-level providers, 15 Fellows working in 12 offices and 19 regional hospitals, three Surgery Centers and two Orthopaedic Urgent Care Centers.

FOI Website

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HCA Healthcare is dedicated to giving people a healthier tomorrow. One of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, HCA Florida Healthcare, includes over 650 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent cares, diagnostic and imaging centers, and physician clinics.

HCA Florida Healthcare Website