USF Health Interprofessional Women’s Health Fellowship for Future Academicians

Eligibility to Apply:

U.S. Citizens or permanent residents who have completed doctoral level education with successful completion of training who demonstrate an interest in academics, clinical practice, and research related to women’s health. The program intends to accept one fellow from each discipline of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Public Health.


The USF Health Fellowship is a two-year program which will develop academic leaders with interprofessional expertise and skills in clinical care, research, education, and advocacy in women’s health. Through the work of the fellowship, the program leaders will create new avenues of collaboration through research, teaching, and clinical care among the faculty of USF Health. The WHC Fellowship program will also work through the Veteran’s Administration to provide care and research on issues related to female veterans.

Fellows from each of the colleges/schools of USF Health will participate in a two-year fellowship. During their fellowship, they will work together on at least one research project that is related to either clinical care or teaching and at least one project related to female military / veteran issues. Fellows will lecture to master students in women’s health and learn how to design course objectives, test questions, and student evaluations.

Additionally, after completion of the teaching seminars they will have the opportunity to serve as teaching faculty in order to further enhance these skills. Fellows will have teaching experiences in small and large groups including simulation learning environments. Immersion in interprofessional experiences, as well opportunities to strengthen skills in their respective disciplines, will give fellows the tools needed to excel in an academic career in women’s health. Many of the seminars will include faculty from USF Health which will provide the fellows with broad opportunities to create interprofessional teams.

Fellows will enter USF Health at the Assistant Professor rank. Along with a certificate of completion, the fellows will earn an interdisciplinary sciences teaching certificate.


  1. Leadership
  2. Scholarship—Grant writing and Research
  3. Teaching
  4. Trans disciplinary Women’s Health topics
    1. Clinical Nutrition
    2. Cultural Diversity
    3. Pharmacology of Medicine and Gender
    4. Physical Therapy for Women
    5. Ethics and Women’s Health

Program Schedule Two Year Fellowship 2014-2016:

Program Faculty (not limited to) USF Health Home
Sadaf Aslam, MD Morsani College of Medicine
Sheila Connery, MD Morsani College of Medicine
Ellen M. Daley, PhD, MPH College of Public Health
Rita DeBate, PhD, MPH, CHES College of Public Health
Catherine M. Lynch, MD, FACOG, FPMRS USF Health, Morsani College of Medicine
Angela Massey-Hill, PharmD, BCPP College of Pharmacy
Aimee B. Klein, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
Mark McLean, PhD Morsani College of Medicine
Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN College of Nursing
Frazier Stevenson, MD Morsani College of Medicine

Deadline to apply:

  CLOSED Medicine / Pharmacy: Friday, January 24, 2014

  OPEN Nursing / Public Health / Physical Therapy: Friday, February 28, 2014

Interviews may be conducted in person or via Skype: February/March 2014

Participant Selection Notification: March 2014

Program Start Date: Monday, July 14, 2014

How to apply:

Please submit the following items by email to:; cc:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Current CV
  3. Personal statement (one page maximum)
  4. A minimum of three letters of recommendation
    1. Two from any combination of: residency director, chairperson, preceptor, doctoral advisor, or direct clinical supervisor
    2. One from a peer
  5. On separate paper, please address the following two topics:
    1. Briefly describe your research interests and relate how working in an inter-professional environment would enhance your work:
    2. Briefly describe the position that you would desire after completing the Fellowship program and how the Fellowship fits with your academic interests and long-term career goals:
  6. Copy of professional licensure and/or board eligibility where applicable (Note: Accepted fellows must be licensed in the State of Florida by August 2014.)
  7. Official transcripts

IMPORTANT: You must apply separately to University of South Florida College of Public Health if you wish to pursue MPH or MS.

For additional information, contact:
Catherine M. Lynch, MD
Associate Vice President, Women's Health
Associate Dean, Faculty Development
Professor, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine | University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC2 | Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 974-1582 | Email:
Administrative Assistant: Leslie Lowe,