University of South Florida
Morsani College of Medicine
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC40
Tampa, FL 33612-4799
Web address: www.health.usf.edu/medicine/graduatestudies
Dean, Morsani College of Medicine — Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Vice Dean, Educational Affairs — Bryan Bognar, MD MPH, FACP
Sr. Associate Dean, Office of Graduate Affairs — Robert Deschenes, PhD
Associate Dean, MS Programs — Michael Barber, DPhil
Associate Dean, PhD and Postdoctoral Programs — Michael Teng, PhD
The University of South Florida has transformed its community-based medical school, established by the Florida Legislature in 1965, into an increasingly research-based institution in partnership with its major teaching hospitals. The USF College of Medicine enrolled its charter class in 1971 and was re-named the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) in 2011. Fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the college awards doctorates in Medicine (MD), and through its School of Biomedical Sciences, PhD, and MS degrees. The MD program’s Scholarly Excellence, Leadership Experiences, Collaborative Training (SELECT) parallel curriculum in partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, focuses on health care policy, quality improvement, community health, emotional intelligence, and leadership development. The School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS), established in 1998, offers Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Additionally, the College’s Athletic Training (AT) Education Program offers MS degrees and the Physician Assistant (PA) program offers a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. Specially designed integrated programs are available, including MD/PhD, MD/MBA, MD/MPH and Honors Research programs.
The Morsani College of Medicine Graduate Faculty consist of scientists who conduct biomedical research to understanding disease processes and development improved methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Students receive their research training in modern well-equipped laboratories in a supportive environment conducive to scholarly activity and scientific achievement. Candidates for the Ph.D. in Medical Science enter into an interdisciplinary major that allows students to tailor their majors to individual needs and interests. Ph.D. graduates go on to careers in research sponsored by academic, industrial and government institutions. Major areas of research include Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Cardiovascular Research, Neuroscience Research, and Cancer Research.
To meet the growing demand for a workforce skilled in science and technology, the College provides a wide range of master’s degrees and graduate certificates in emerging fields, such as biotechnology, bioinformatics, molecular medicine, anatomy, and women’s health. The master’s degree in Medical Sciences (M.S.M.S.) can be completed in as little as one year and successful graduates can improve their chances for admissions into professional programs (Ph.D. or M.D.). by further developing their foundational knowledge of the biomedical sciences.