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New name symbolizes future vision

December 8, 2011

People like to describe USF Health as a place on the move, where its leaders and teachers and students and researchers are always rushing towards the next idea, hurrying to fix the health of a future they just can’t reach fast enough. But at noon on Thursday, the entire campus stopped and took a deep breath. And together, students and teachers and trustees and friends celebrated a historic moment and a medical school forever changed. Now the school on the move has a new name: the USF Health Morsani College […]

Practice makes perfect for student interviews

October 19, 2011

The beginning of the next stage of their life starts now. Soon, the medical students of the class of 2012 will criss-cross the country, dressed in their business best, nervously anticipating curveball questions and first impressions, as they start their interviews. The interviews will chart the course of their future, as they are a key step in determining where they will go to receive their graduate medical education. “It’s a little nerve-racking,” says Jayme Mitchell, a fourth-year USF medical student who hopes to become an OB/GYN physician. “But it’s also […]

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 […]

Steve Jobs’ Legacy Lives at USF with iTunes U, Health Care

October 6, 2011

TAMPA, Fla.  (Oct. 6, 2011) – The University of South Florida, whose 2006 partnership with Apple’s iTunes U has led to tens of millions of downloads of classic literature and lectures around the world, while the use of Apple technology has modernized care at USF Health, is saluting the legacy of Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs. Jobs and Apple’s commitment to education has been at the forefront of the unique and successful partnership built between USF and the computer giant. Since becoming one of the first universities to partner […]

BtC Project: Public health messages via smartphone

September 28, 2011

The text messaging/mobile video campaign promotes education on contraceptive options to the pill “Get reliable. Get forgettable. Get low cost… Get a new method.” That’s a key message of a new USF-directed mobile phone campaign that aims to educate college students about long-acting, reversible contraceptives (LARCs), which are highly effective in preventing unintended pregnancy but do not require daily user attention and can often cost less than birth control pills. The pilot project, known as Beyond the Condom, or BtC, is funded by a grant to USF College of Public Health […]

Making History

September 19, 2011

The new USF College of Pharmacy celebrates the entry of its inaugural class into the profession It was a day for making history. A celebration punctuated by bittersweet moments. “We’re making history and paving the way for future generations of USF pharmacy students,” said Hillary Silvestri, 21. “Only a small number of people can say they started out as part of an inaugural class. It’s great to be a part of that.” Silvestri was among 53 students who donned their first white coats Sept. 16 at the USF College of […]

USF, Thai students learn from each other

August 19, 2011

 Parkkapus Shoowit shadows Dr. Philip Stromquist.           As a Thai medical student in the Klasko International Exchange Program, Parkkapus Shoowit is getting to see high-tech invasive procedures, such as cardiac catheterizations and stent placement, which he wouldn’t get to see as easily back home.             “Obviously, the U.S. is one of the world’s leaders in the medical field,” Shoowit said as he went on rounds with Dr. Philip Stromquist, USF assistant professor of cardiology. “It’s good to come see how things work. It’s a great opportunity for me.”              But […]

On-field simulation helps sports medicine teams perform at peak

August 3, 2011

Under the scorching summer sun, USF athletic trainer Yuriy Chulskiy huddled over a human simulator lying on the Astroturf at the USF football practice field. Listening for breath sounds and watching for movement, Chulskiy studied each nuance of iStan, an advanced patient simulator, in an exercise designed to help recreate medical emergencies like cardiac arrest and spinal injuries that could occur during athletic competitions. “Whenever it does happen in real life, we’re dealing with peoples’ lives and that’s serious,” Chulskiy said. “You want to be confident when you face the […]

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 […]

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