Academic Medicine
on the Rise in Tampa Bay

“I am proud of the many ways we are bringing transformative medical education to Tampa Bay. Over the past few years, we have witnessed an extraordinary level of growth and expansion, admitting the most competitive classes in our history, dramatically increasing our research footprint, becoming the world’s first designated Microsoft Medical Innovation Center of Excellence, and reimagining academic medicine for the twenty-first century.”

- Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Senior Vice President of USF Health & Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine


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The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine & Heart Institute officially opens in downtown Tampa

This historic milestone signifies the culmination of construction on a 13-story building designed to be a model of health care transformation that has earned recognition as the nation's most innovative by Microsoft and attracted among the best and brightest in education and research.

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First-year medical students of the MCOM Class of 2024 achieved a mean 3.8 grade point average.
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First-year medical students of the MCOM Class of 2024 achieved a mean 516 score on the Medical College Admission Test. Read More

MCOM is designated by the United States Medical Licensing Examination as a Prometric Test Center, one of only 10 in the nation. Read More

MCOM’s largest class of 189 first-year medical students with the strongest academic profile in the college’s history enrolled this fall. Read More

MCOM’s Department of Graduate Medical Education (GME) offers 66 accredited programs dedicated to providing academic excellence for residents and fellows with the skills and knowledge to be lifelong learners and physician leaders. Watch Video

Named as Microsoft’s first-ever Medical School of Innovation, MCOM quickly transitioned to remote learning during COVID-19 setting example for other MD programs. Read More


USF Health MCOM’s Department of Radiology successfully created and designed the 3D-printed nasal swab

Now being used across the country and the world to address COVID-19 testing emergency shortages, with more than 40 million swabs produced worldwide.

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MCOM is ranked in the top one-third of Medical Schools for Research by U.S. News & World Report.

As a rapidly rising academic medical center, our researchers are making life better through discoveries and innovation in heart health, neuroscience, infectious diseases and more, generating over $200 million dollars in total research expenditures in 2020.

USF Health Heart Institute’s research enterprise is expected to generate $30 million in NIH funding, driving more than $60 million in yearly economic activity in the Tampa Bay region.

In Feb. 2020, USF Health Heart Institute researchers began moving into their new space on the 6th and 7th floors of the new MCOM building in Downtown Tampa. Read More

The latest neuroscientist recruits will help USF Health accelerate new discoveries in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.
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Dr. Sarah Yuan is the first USF faculty member to receive a $6.25 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s NHLBI to continue breaking new ground in microvascular and circulation research. Read More

Dr. Brechot’s Coronavirus
Research & Care Blog

Christian Brechot, MD, PhD, former President of the Pasteur Institute, shares the latest on coronavirus (COVID-19) research and care as USF Health Professor and President of the Global Virus Network (GVN), a network representing more than 50 research centers (including USF Health) and 10 affiliates in 33 countries.

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MCOM's primary teaching hospital,
Tampa General Hospital (TGH), ranked nationally in multiple adult medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

TGH is ranked #1 Best Hospital in Tampa Bay for the fifth consecutive year.

Three adult medical specialties, led by USF Health, are ranked #1 in Florida.

USF Health & Tampa General Hospital bring an enhanced, integrated clinical enterprise to Tampa Bay

This clinical formation will further solidify one of Florida's largest academic medical centers built upon a joint commitment to improving health care in Tampa Bay and beyond.

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Tampa General Hospital and USF Health teamed up with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg to expand pediatric general surgery services at Tampa General Hospital’s Children’s Medical Center. Read More

USF Health's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center – the only one of its kind on the West coast of Florida – includes a team of experts providing comprehensive, personalized care to help patients manage this incurable disease and improve their quality of life. Read More

MCOM’s Department of Neurosurgery is the first in Florida to adopt Medical Memory, a new video recording tool to help patients remember important details about their medical visits to improve health outcomes. Read more

MCOM’s primary oncology hospital partner, Moffitt Cancer Center, is ranked #11 Best Cancer Hospital nationally, and #1 in Florida and the Southeast in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

USF Health rapidly expands Telehealth within a week with Microsoft Teams to keep patients connected to medical specialists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCOM researchers have launched many clinical trials as part of the world-wide effort to reduce the severity of COVID-19 and even prevent its transmission.
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USF Health and Tampa General Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute

MCOM’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences establishes the new USF Health + Tampa General Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute and expands programs across all mission areas to improve cardiovascular care throughout Tampa Bay, Florida and beyond.

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