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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 Health conglomerate. It is located in north Tampa, Florida and serves the greater Tampa Bay Area.As of Fall 2006, there were 477 students in the M.D. program; 78 students in the M.S. and 83 students in the Ph.D. program in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences; and 55 students in the DPT program in the School of Physical Therapy.
Academics Established by the Florida Legislature in 1965, the college enrolled its charter class in 1971. The college awards M.D. degrees along with M.D./MBA, M.D./MPH, and M.D./PhD degrees. The College's School of Basic Biomedical Sciences awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The College's School of Physical Therapy, established in 1998, offers a DPT degree.
Research College faculty run interdisciplinary research programs on brain disease and repair, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and stroke; aging studies; cardiovascular disease; children's health; patient safety; cell therapy; and infectious diseases and biodefense. The USF campus is home to two major research facilities. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, a four-story, 101,352-square-foot 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 research and outpatient clinical space. Another research building is adjacent to the University of South Florida College of Medicine and provides 50,542-square-feet 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 Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Advanced Healthcare at USF Health USF Physicians Group made 273,122 inpatient and 276,122 outpatient visits in 1999-2000. To meet the increasing demands of the growing Tampa Bay Area, USF Health is investing $105 million to develop a health care system to better patient's health care using state of the art technology while facilitating health education with USF Health students using 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, Florida adjacent to the USF Health Campus. It is a six-story structure with 194,400 square feet. It's 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), Neurology and 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 does not have to fill out any paperwork. Patients 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 Hospital campus on Davis Island in south Tampa, Florida. The South Tampa Center is smaller of the two centers as it is a seven-story structure with 126,000 square feet. It's 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), Neurology and Psychiatry, Cardiology, Dermatology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, and OB-GYN.The Advanced Healthcare at USF Health is also making an effort towards Holistic Health. The educational focus of the two centers are to teach students at USF Health to focus on the patient's overall well-being. Since USF Health is a conglomerate of College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Public Helath, 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.
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