Archive for the SELECT Category

Record gift to USF Health allows the new Morsani College of Medicine to transform medical education

December 8, 2011

TAMPA, FL (Dec. 8, 2011) – The University of South Florida has renamed its medical college the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in honor of the philanthropic commitment of Frank and Carol Morsani. In total, the Morsanis have given $37 million to USF Health and a total of $43 million to the university. Today, the Morsanis are announcing a new gift of $20 million to USF Health, the largest individual donation ever received by the university, to reach the total of $37 million. USF President Judy Genshaft and the [...]

SELECT students bond with leadership group

October 14, 2011

The members of the inaugural class of USF’s SELECT MD program are now members of the nation’s largest organization for physician leaders. The American College of Physician Executives visited the SELECT students Thursday and announced that the 19 first-year medical students would receive free memberships in ACPE. ACPE leaders hope that the organization and its 10,000 physician members can be an educational and mentoring resource for the students, said Dr. Barry Silbaugh, CEO of ACPE, to the students. He’s glad to see a group of students already interested in taking [...]

Highlights from first day of classes at USF Health

August 23, 2011

As USF celebrated its first day of the fall semester, USF Health welcomed the first 53-strong charter class in its brand new College of Pharmacy. Earlier this month, the College of Medicine saw the largest class ever begin, with 19 additional students in the SELECT program. Ashley Connelly (left) from Tampa, and Jameica Dunscomb from the Bahamas are both entering students in the College of Nursing. USF Health First Day Highlights College of Pharmacy: Charter Class Charter class includes 53 students (68% female, 32% male, and 53% Caucasian, 46% minority [...]

Transformative space

July 29, 2011

The new Lehigh Valley Health Network Leadership Center jump started a major USF Health campus renovation to transform student learning The Lehigh Valley Health Network Leadership Center at USF Health, unveiled Friday afternoon, is an impressive piece of a $12-million ongoing facelift of the USF Health campus. The entire renovation is meant to accommodate the growing number of USF Health students in a more welcoming, attractive and technologically advanced environment. “This Lehigh Valley Health Network Leadership Center will help transform the learning experience for our students,” USF President Judy Genshaft [...]

SELECTed as future physician leaders

July 27, 2011

                    Kyle Ingram played trombone in his high school band.           Jennifer Chevinsky knows nothing about the movie Star Wars.           Sasha Yahkind is allergic to seafood.           By the end of their first day as the inaugural class of USF’s SELECT MD program, the group of 19 confessed more personal facts as well. One student spoke about how he admires his mother’s courage in the face of illness. Another, how she made her way to medical school after a rocky home life.             “Emotions spread – that’s how [...]

Medical students selected for emotional intelligence arrive for innovative MD program

July 25, 2011

See more about SELECT in this video:   TAMPA (July 25, 2011) – The first medical students enrolled in SELECT, an innovative program designed to educate the physician leaders of the future, will arrive on the USF Health campus this week. In addition to their academic credentials, students were chosen for their high level of emotional intelligence. Candidates were assessed using an in-depth interview process often used in the business world but rarely employed in academic medicine. The SELECT (Scholarly Excellence. Leadership Experiences. Collaborative Training.) program will give these students [...]

Dr. Alan Otsuki to lead futuristic USF-LVHN medical education program

February 10, 2011

First class to begin fall 2011 at the USF College of Medicine Tampa campus and matriculate to LVHN campus in Allentown, PA, by summer 2013 Tampa, FL (Feb. 10, 2011) – J. Alan Otsuki, M.D., MBA, a recognized leader in medical education, has been chosen to help lead the innovative program in medical education jointly created by the University of South Florida (USF) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Otsuki will be the founding associate dean of educational affairs of the USF College of Medicine at the LVHN Campus [...]

USF, Lehigh Valley take applications for futuristic medical education program

October 26, 2010

An innovative university and one of the nation’s top hospitals intend to accelerate change in medical student education TAMPA, FL (Oct. 25, 2010) — The University of South Florida College of Medicine (USF) has begun accepting applications from prospective medical students for a program jointly created by USF and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) – a partnership announced in March 2009 that will cross state boundaries to prepare physician leaders committed to accelerating change in health care. The Scholarly Excellence, Leadership Experiences, Collaborative Training program, or SELECT, a four-year program [...]

USF Health and Lehigh Valley Health Network to create new model of medical education

March 5, 2009

Read Tampa Bay Business Journal coverage… The new affiliation was announced by the leadership of USF Health and LVHN at a joint video conference. (March 5, 2009) — The University of South Florida’s College of Medicine (USF) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) today announced an affiliation that will create a Health Care Leadership Track; a medical education curriculum to train a new generation of 21st century physician leaders. LVHN will serve as the northern instructional medical campus of USF Health. The campus located in Allentown, Pa. will serve third [...]