The University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine is transforming the health care journey for patients by transforming the learning journey for our students. Through creativity, passion and innovation, we continue to create an unstoppable future for health.
Despite heart disease being the leading cause of death, there is a dire need for biomedical research to produce more effective and cost-efficient treatments. The USF Health Heart Institute stands ready to meet the challenge, integrating the latest research with leading cardiovascular care. The institute will be co-located within the USF Health Downtown building, close to USF’s primary cardiology faculty practice site, Tampa General Hospital, and the sophisticated cardiovascular simulation equipment at the USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS). This new space creates an extraordinary opportunity to recruit elite cardiovascular researchers and make Tampa the destination for state-of-the-art heart care. To realize this vision, USF seeks to fund new endowed chairs to attract top faculty for the Heart Institute.
The new medical facility in downtown Tampa will allow USF to adapt to contemporary medical training requirements, compete for outstanding students, and ensure their success.
A generous donation of land in downtown Tampa will place the college in a highly accessible and pedestrian-friendly site close to USF’s primary teaching hospital and to the USF Health CAMLS facility. Though funding has been secured for most of the downtown expansion, philanthropic support is required to bridge a gap of $22.7 million to make this transformation a reality.
The Morsani College of Medicine is a first choice for Florida’s best students, boasting the highest incoming MCAT scores in the state. However, student debt is a burdens for these future physicians. Increasing scholarships will allow USF to make a quality medical education accessible to talented students.