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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 […]

From the classroom to the clinic

June 8, 2011

           Catherine Maldonado is ready to test the future.             Medical student Maldonado, a member of the class of 2013, received an armful of new books and a large helping of advice last week at this year’s Student Clinician Ceremony. The event marks one of the biggest transitions in medical school: as students move into third year this week, they start spending most of their time with patients.              “This is what we’re really going to be doing for the rest of our lives,” Maldonado said. “Now we’ll get our […]

Training teams to save lives

May 18, 2011

          Dr. John Armstrong, new medical director of the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, at the downtown Tampa construction site. CAMLS is slated to open in spring 2012.             The stories of certain patients stayed with Dr. John Armstrong as he trained to become a trauma surgeon.             They were the patients who might just as easily have died.             But they lived.             And because they lived, Dr. Armstrong found himself turning their stories over and over, like pieces to a puzzle that could fit […]

For the class of 2011, change is gonna come

May 5, 2011

           The USF College  of Medicine awarded 112 MD degrees.            In the not-so-distant medical past, newly-minted doctors learned to dispense written prescriptions and exam room wisdom.             Now they’re fielding medical questions on Facebook.             Dr. John Emerson, who was chosen by his classmates in the class of 2011 to deliver the farewell address at Thursday’s College of Medicine graduation ceremonies, shared one such question with his audience. Oddly enough, his friend posted it publicly on Dr. Emerson’s Facebook wall:            “Hey Johnny, I got a quick question […]

USF Health brings surgery robot to Berkeley Preparatory School

May 5, 2011

Some lucky students at Berkeley Preparatory School got a first-hand look at some advanced technology by using a multi-million dollar robotic system used to perform surgeries, thanks to USF Health physician Dr. Lennox Hoyte. Dr. Hoyte, director of urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery at USF Health, is a national leader in the use of robotic surgery to treat women with pelvic organ prolapse. He serves as medical director of the USF da Vinci Center for Computer Assisted Surgery,  and has personally trained surgeons nationally in the use of the da […]

USF at center of statewide effort to improve health of mothers and babies

April 7, 2011

For some women, it’s a matter of convenience. For others, the reasons are more pressing – a spouse about to be deployed, an obstetrician’s scheduled vacation, or the availability of a relative to provide childcare. But whatever the reason, early elective deliveries – deliveries scheduled before a baby reaches a full 39 weeks gestational age without a medical reason – are on the rise. It’s a trend researchers say can lead to serious consequences for babies including severe respiratory distress, learning disabilities, problems breastfeeding, and time spent in the neonatal […]

First students selected for USF’s new Pharmacy program

April 4, 2011

Classes for the charter class of 50 start this fall Eager to blend the detailed science he liked in his chemistry courses and the patient interaction he wanted in a career, Mark LaBossiere had no problem deciding to apply to USF’s College of Pharmacy. Sure, he would be part of the charter class and take a chance on a program with no track record. But that intrigued him all the more: an opportunity to chart a new course for himself, as well as help define a new program. Little did […]

Experts discuss ways to protect young athletes from concussions

March 31, 2011

Coaches, parents and even kids are more aware about the seriousness of concussions, but more needs to be done to ensure that young athletes who experience these head injuries are properly identified and do not return to play prematurely. That was the consensus of a panel of experts, including two USF Health doctors, who participated in the Central Florida Concussion Summit presented by the USF Health Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and  The March 28 event at the USF College of Education TECO Conference Hall drew parents, coaches, […]

USF Nursing adds clinical partner in Sarasota

February 15, 2011

Tampa, FL (February 15, 2011) – The University of South Florida College of Nursing announced today that it will add Sarasota Memorial Health Care System as a new Clinical Collaborative partner. This expansion supports the USF Sarasota/Manatee “Blueprint for Health Professions Education at USF Sarasota/Manatee,” a project funded by the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assess how best to serve the local community’s health professions education needs and lay the groundwork for future academic programming. In summer 2011, a new team of 12 undergraduate nursing students will […]

College of Medicine awarded grant to foster teaching professionalism

February 9, 2011

The USF College of Medicine, in collaboration with partners at Lehigh Valley Health Network, has been awarded a grant focused on educating for professionalism by the Institute on Medicine as a Profession and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The college’s proposal was one of only five grants to be funded out of 73 proposals evaluated by the groups’ Education and Training to Professionalism Initiative.  Under the grant, USF will receive $25,000 each year for two years. USF and LVHN will match that $50,000 in grant funding, bringing the program’s total […]

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