MCOM Classes Now In Session
By Freddie Coleman
Follow the special series covering some of the many key moments of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s move and grand opening of its new home in downtown Tampa. Check back regularly with this blog for more news and photos that capture moving MCOM to Water Street Tampa!
- Student Orientation – January 10, 2020
- First Day of Classes – January 13, 2020
- Second Annual Collegia Olympics – January 17, 2020
- Students Decorate Their Designated Collegia Spaces – January 22, 2020
Video by Allison Long
MCOM + HI Grand Opening
January 8, 2020
Article By Sarah Worth
The new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute officially opened Jan. 8, 2020, when USF friends, supporters, faculty, staff and students cut through a long white ribbon, signifying the culmination of nearly five years of design and construction on the 13-story building that will help attract the best in education and research.
Gathering in the building’s auditorium, guests filled the seats and lined the walls along the side and back of the room. Many held their cell phones high above the crowd to capture the symbolic moment themselves. And local news media stood atop a riser, getting a clear video shot of the stage.
Then everyone paused, waiting as dignitaries held steady with scissors in hand. On cue, they all sliced through the ribbon, and the room filled with applause – a world-class facility that will transform medical education delivery and generate millions of dollars in annual economic impact is officially opened.
Click here to learn more about the special day.
MCOM On The Move
By Freddie Coleman
Follow the special series covering some of the many key moments of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s move to its new home in downtown Tampa. Check back regularly with this blog for more news and photos that capture moving MCOM to Water Street Tampa!
- Downtown Showcase – December 5, 2019
- Moving Day at MCOM – December 20, 2019
- Settling In – January 3, 2020
- Shared Student Services – January 7, 2020
Below is a special series of news articles to get you excited about what’s to come inside the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute.
MCOM Inside: Dedicated Space for Collegia
December 9, 2019
By Allison Long
When medical students at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) move into the new downtown Tampa building, the state-of-the-art facilities and beautiful views of Tampa Bay won’t be the only reasons to celebrate. The new building will include dedicated space for each of the school’s nine Collegia, groups made up of students at all stages of training that provide mentoring and personal support throughout their medical school career. LEARN MORE
MCOM Inside: Using Technology to Transform Medical Education
November 13, 2019
By Allison Long and Sarah Worth
The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine is transforming how medical education is delivered, and technology is helping to drive that change. In January 2020, USF Health medical students will enter a new building just completed in downtown Tampa, and will experience a shift in the way they learn medicine, from both the literal hardware and software perspective and a construction and physical space perspective. LEARN MORE
MCOM Inside: Where Business Analytics Meets Student Success
October 24, 2019
By Freddie Coleman
Big data and real-time analytics are helping the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) track the coursework and efforts of medical students to better identify areas of struggle. The result is not only an enhanced education experience but also a direct impact on student success. Tracking the curriculum as a whole and how students perform within it provides a large data set that can help identify which courses correlate to good and bad outcomes later, such as the link with struggles in a course to low scores on medical licensing exams. As a result, the curriculum team is able to connect with students early to identify ways to support them and help them improve their work, and may even adjust the timing of certain courses to improve exam performance. LEARN MORE
MCOM Inside: Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange
October 18, 2019
By Torie Doll
A library is traditionally thought of as a place kept under strict orders of silence and is filled with wall-to-wall books that have a nostalgic, musty smell. While group study rooms are available, they are not the central focus. The Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange is the future of medical libraries: an epicenter of collaboration and technology. Located on the second-floor mezzanine of the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute (MCOM+HI) in Water Street Tampa, the Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange is an almost completely digital database of medical information. At this time, there are only 18 physical books reserved for MCOM’s use in the Knowledge Exchange. LEARN MORE
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine & Heart Institute Fly Through
October 12, 2019
The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute is nearing completion for medical students’ first day of classes on January 13th. Check out this fly through video to see all the progress and the transformation from rendering to real life.
USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy is moving in
August 16, 2019
The University of South Florida announced on August 16, 2019 that it has received a $10 million gift from Taneja Family Foundation to name the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy. The donation, made through the USF Foundation, is the largest philanthropic gift to a pharmacy school in the state of Florida. As result of the gift, the Taneja College of Pharmacy will move into the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute facility under construction in downtown Tampa. The building is scheduled to open in late 2019, with pharmacy students tentatively expected to start classes there in fall of 2021. Read more about this exciting announcement and addition to Water Street Tampa.
An Inside Look at USF in Water Street Tampa
April 02, 2019
Here’s your first look at the progress inside the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute at Water Street Tampa. Opening late 2019, approximately 1,800 students, faculty and staff will live, work and study along the downtown waterfront as a key anchor at Water Street Tampa. By moving within a mile of its primary teaching hospital Tampa General Hospital, USF will attract the brightest students and faculty, and will increase federal research dollars to fight heart disease. Learn more about the project at USF.edu/Water-Street-Tampa/
Topping off celebrates milestone in construction of new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute
November 27, 2018
“Today we are celebrating a momentous occasion — the topping-off of one of the most significant projects ever to be completed in USF System history,” said USF System President Judy Genshaft. “This project belongs to all of us, and would not be possible if it were not for the incredible support of visionary Tampa Bay and state leaders. It is staggering in its impact — in terms of academic, research and economic significance.” Charles J. Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, said the new building has been designed with a new generation of physicians and other health professionals in mind – and is already attracting top talent. USF’s incoming class of medical students in fall 2018 was its most competitive ever, with the highest median MCAT score in the state of Florida, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Water Street Tampa Closes the Gap Between Lab and Clinic
August 15, 2018
USF Health is moving downtown to Water Street Tampa, closing the translational gap between Tampa General Hospital and USF research laboratories. “We’re going to have specimens here from the operating room and we’re going to be able to transport them right across the waterway to USF and into a laboratory,” says Thomas Rutherford, PhD, MD, professor and division director of obstetrics and gynecology for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.
Water Street Tampa’s Economic Impact
April 16, 2018
Community leaders discuss the economic impact of the USF medical school move to Water Street Tampa.
Water Street Tampa is Built for Collaboration
March 13, 2018
USF Health is moving downtown to the heart of the Water Street Tampa Wellness District. This transition not only brings students and researchers closer to primary teaching affiliate Tampa General Hospital, but it also presents the department with a blank canvas. Building a workspace conducive to teamwork is at the forefront of the design. The USF Health Heart Institute at the Morsani College of Medicine is an opportunity “to put all of the researchers who work in the cardiovascular arena together in one open space, which will promote collaboration,” says Samuel Wickline, MD, director for USF Health Heart Institute. To have a heart institute with an academic flavor, with highly qualified researchers funded by the NIH, is going to be a major boost for this area.
Construction Begins on New USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute
September 21, 2017
The University of South Florida officially joins the Water Street Tampa neighborhood as it begins major construction on the new Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) and USF Health Heart Institute.
Discovery in the Heart of Tampa
May 26, 2017
The University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute will move to downtown Tampa in 2019 to educate tomorrow’s physicians and fight our greatest health threat.
USF Health Heart Institute
February 17, 2016
The USF Heart Institute will be housed in USF’s new downtown Morsani College of Medicine. It will include laboratory space for USF to increase basic and clinical research studies related to the heart. “The USF Heart Institute will be there for the community – as a leader in developing future devices and therapies. But we need your support to make it happen.”
USF’s Site Dedication Ceremony in Downtown Tampa
December 8, 2015
The University of South Florida dedicated the future site of USF Health’s new Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in downtown Tampa. USF President, Judy Genshaft, lead the well-attended ceremony. The new location will place the medical school and the heart institute closer to its primary teaching and clinical affiliate, Tampa General Hospital, and the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation. The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine is quickly becoming one the country’s most competitive medical schools and the university was just ranked amongst the top public and private research universities nationwide. Read More.