Shining a spotlight on our broken healthcare system
October 4, 2012

Check out the trailer for the new documentary, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” coming out Friday: httpv:// So far, it sounds like a movie I would make! It’s great to see the buzz surrounding a film that could help bring more attention to the problems of our broken healthcare system – problems that, as I have to repeat, are not affected by the Affordable Healthcare Act. We need to see this kind of visibility to help foster a broader societal debate on how we can create a […]

Moving forward with a new structure, new partner
September 19, 2012

Today in her “State of the University” address, USF President Judy Genshaft announced that we are proposing a new entity to make it easier for USF Health to align with hospital partners – and that Lakeland Regional Medical Center is proposing to join us as the first true business partner. This is an exciting development for all our […]

To fix broken healthcare system, include education reform
September 7, 2012

Half of adult patients say they’ve had problems communicating with their doctors, coordinating their care, or receiving test results. Sadly, that’s not surprising. It’s part of a larger pattern of failure in managing health care that costs thousands of lives and billions of dollars every year. The Institute of Medicine has done a powerful job of […]

Doctors who challenge misperceptions
September 4, 2012

“You can’t be a doctor … you’re a cripple!” Yes, a patient once said that to one of our surgeons. Mostly, of course, patients get past a doctor’s disability very quickly. In fact, we have a few doctors unable to use a limb, and they are beloved by patients and students. See our story last week […]

Tampa Bay home to the future of health care
August 30, 2012

Today we had a great opportunity at Front Row Tampa Bay to tell the USF Health story – and to show how USF Health’s story is vital to the rapid progress now underway in Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay is in the midst of rebranding itself as the home of the future of health care. We’re home […]

CAMLS an eco-system for innovation
August 30, 2012

It was wonderful to see diplomats from around the world come to the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation. Seeing people from every corner of the globe – from Japan to Georgia, Montenegro to Mali– marvel at how impressive CAMLS is such an honor. It makes us appreciate how important the work we […]

Providing the tools to prevent, heal doctor burnout
August 24, 2012

Is your doctor too burned out to help you? A disturbing new study says that may be the case. Nearly half of the doctors who responded to the survey reported classic symptoms of burnout: feelings of exhaustion, low achievement and lack of empathy for their patients. Obviously, that’s not good for patient care, as Dr. Pauline […]

Today’s white coat a symbol of trust
August 17, 2012

Today is one of the most important days of medical school for our new students. This afternoon, the students of the Class of 2016 will receive their first white coats. And that white coat is more than just a coat. When I take off my jacket and put on my coat, people look at me differently. […]

To our new students: Welcome. Dream big.
August 8, 2012

This is a big week for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. In fact, it’s the biggest week we’ve ever had. This week we welcome the Class of 2016, our largest MD class ever, at 164 medical students strong. To all you new students, welcome.  We’re glad you’re here. Remember that we chose each and […]

SELECT student leaders: the future of healthcare
July 31, 2012

At this time last year, 19 brave students arrived on the USF Health campus. They were pioneers: the members of the inaugural class of the SELECT program at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. SELECT is our new physician leadership program, in partnership with the Lehigh Valley Health Network of Allentown, PA. Students spend the […]

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