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University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33612
Phone
(813) 396-9459
Email address
usfmdadmissions@usf.edu
School Information
"The USF College of Medicine, which enrolled its charter class in 1971, was named the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in 2011, signifying its leading role in changing how medical schools teach physicians of the future. Fully accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education, the college awards doctorates in Medicine (MD), and through its School of Biomedical Sciences, PhD and MS degrees in Medical Sciences. USF’s new SELECT MD program, in partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network, focuses on emotional intelligence and leadership development. The School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, established in 1998, offers Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and transitional DPT degrees. Additionally, the college’s Athletic Training Education Program offers both BS and MS degrees. Specially designed programs are available, including combined MD/MBA, MD/MPH, DPT/MPH programs and an Honors Research program. To meet the growing demand for a workforce skilled in science and technology, the college proves a wide range of master’s degrees and graduate certificates in emerging fields, such as biotechnology, bioinformatics, and metabolic and nutritional medicine." The school employs 736 full-time faculty and enrolls 726 medical school students. (Source: https://health.usf.edu/medicine/history) (Source: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/university-of-south-florida-main-campus-04022)
General Information
Though there is not yet a college-wide anti-racism initiative, different offices and campus groups have taken actions. The USF Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) aims to, "Create and promote a culturally competent and inclusive environment that fosters and supports a diverse community of faculty, staff, and learners and actively pursues to eliminate systemic racism within its programs." The college also has a White Coats for Black Lives chapter. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Resources
  • The USF Diversity Inclusion and Health Equity Committee "establishes initiatives and programs that will educate our house staff on the impact of diversity and culturally competent care in their practice and society as well as promote the growth of diversity within our programs and the medical field."
  • The college has a White Coats for Black Lives chapter, which coordinates "training for medical students and house staff to learn about the history of movement for racial justice, abolition, direct action and organizing, racism in medicine and racial capitalism" and fights "white supremacy in medical schools, hospitals, and broader society. Tactics include but are not limited to letters, petitions, social media campaigns, media outreach and direct action."
Symbolic Actions
  • The USF Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) aims to, "Create and promote a culturally competent and inclusive environment that fosters and supports a diverse community of faculty, staff, and learners and actively pursues to eliminate systemic racism within its programs." It also is, "Partnering with programs to foster an inclusive learning environment that works toward minimizing health disparities."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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