- University of South Florida College of Medicine
name = University of South Florida College of Medicine
established = 1971
type = Public
enrollment = Medicine: 477 School of Basic Biomedical Sciences: 78 M.S. and 83 Ph.D. School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences: 55 DPT
faculty = 712
staff = 215
city = Tampa
country = USA
campus = Urban
mascot = Rocky D. Bull
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website = http://www.hsc.usf.edu/medicine/
University of South Florida College of Medicine is one of the graduate schools of
University of South Florida's USF Healthconglomerate. It is located in north Tampa, Floridaand serves the greater Tampa Bay Area. Established by the Florida Legislature in 1965, the college enrolled its charter class in 1971.
Tampa General Hospitalis the primary teaching affiliate for University of South Florida College of Medicineand the rest of USF Health. In 2007, the hospital was ranked in the Top 50 of the Best Hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Reportfor numerous Adult Specialties:
Orthopedicswas ranked 24th
Gynecologywas ranked 25th
Urologywas ranked 41st
Kidney Diseasewas ranked 41st
Otolaryngologywas ranked 46th H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Instituteis the primary Canceraffiliate for the school. In 2007, the hospital was ranked in the Top 50 of the Best Hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Reportfor numerous Adult Specialties:
Cancerwas ranked 16th
Otolaryngologywas ranked 42ndThe school is also affiliated with two VA Hospitals:
* James A. Valey VAMC in
Tampa, Floridais recognized as the busiest VA Hospital in the nation.
* Bay Pines VAMC is recognized as the 2nd busiest VA Hospitals in the nation.
All Children's Hospitallocated in St. Petersburg, Floridais the school's Pediatrics Teaching Affiliate:
* America's Top 25 Children's Hospital 2007 by
* Best Children's Hospital in Florida 2007 by
The College faculty runs interdisciplinary research programs on brain disease and repair, such as
Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Stroke; aging studies; Cardiovascular disease; children's health; Patient safety; Cell therapy; and Infectious disease& Biodefense.
The USF campus is home to two major research facilities.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, a four-story, convert|101352|sqft|m2|sing=on building, was dedicated in October 1995. In 2003, Moffitt opened its doors to the new Moffitt Clinic and Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, dramatically increasing USF Health's research and outpatient clinical space. Additionally, there is another research building adjacent to the University of South Florida College of Medicinewhich provides convert|50542|sqft|m2 of laboratory, research, classroom, and office space.
The USF Children's Research Institute, opened in 2000, is a $12 million research building in partnership with
All Children's Hospitalin St. Petersburg, Florida.
Advanced Healthcare at USF Health
USF Physicians Groupmade 273,122 inpatient and 276,122 outpatient visits in 1999-2000. Due to the demands from the growing patient population in Tampa Bay Area, USF Healthis investing $105 million to develop a health care system using state of the art technology to improve health care management. The latest technology also serves a dual purpose as it facilitates professional health education with USF Healthstudents employing team-based learning. At the forefront of USF Health's Advanced Health are The Carol and Frank Morsani Center and South Tampa Center.
The Carol and Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Health Care is located at the corner of Holly Avenue and Magnolia Avenue in north
Tampa, Floridaadjacent to the USF HealthCampus. It is a six-story structure with convert|194400|sqft|m2. Its features include entirely digital Diagnostic Imaging Center including women's diagnostics with mammography, Ambulatory Center with eight operating rooms and five endoscopy suites, Outpatient Facilities with 60 clinical exam rooms, Clinical and translational research, Patient Outreach and Education Center as well as a Pharmacy. The building will have distinct clinical spaces for Brain Health (including Neurosurgery), Neurologyand Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Otorhinolaryngology, Sports Medicine, and Women's Health.
The Morsani Center's most distinct feature is called the One Stop Healthcare which aims to bring services including x-rays, MRIs, and labs to the patient. As a result the patient is spared from scheduling multiple appointments at multiple locations for their annual exam. All of the patient's needs are taken care of during one visit. Furthermore, the center also stores all the health records electronically which ensures that the patient will be able to request appointments, send email messages to doctors, and request prescriptions online.
The South Tampa Center is located at the
Tampa General Hospitalcampus on Davis Island in south Tampa, Florida. The South Tampa Center is the smaller of the two centers as it is a seven-story structure with convert|126000|sqft|m2. Its features, similar to the Morsani Center, include entirely digital Diagnostic Imaging Center including women's diagnostics with mammography, Outpatient Facilities with 90 clinical exam rooms, Clinical and translational research, as well as a Patient Outreach and Education Center. The building will have distinct clinical spaces for Pediatrics, Brain Health (including Neurosurgery), Neurologyand Psychiatry, Cardiology, Dermatology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, and OB-GYN.
The Advanced Healthcare at
USF Healthis also making an effort towards Holistic Health. The educational focus of the two centers are to teach students at USF Healthto focus on the patient's overall well-being. Since USF Healthis a conglomerate of College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Public Health, the two centers will focus on the entire continuum of health from birth to end-of-life issues.
Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Health Science Library
Founded in 1971, the Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Health Science Library serves the
University of South Florida College of Medicine, the University of South Florida College of Nursing, and the University of South Florida College of Public Health.
* [http://www.hsc.usf.edu/ University of South Florida Health]
* [http://www.moffitt.org H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute website]
* [http://www.cancer.gov/ National Cancer Institute]
* [http://www.nih.gov/ National Institutes of Health]
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