The faculty, staff, students and alumni who spend each day making life better for the patients, families and communities we serve are USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s greatest resource. You make our college of medicine a place where the power of academic medicine thrives – a place where innovative teaching, preeminent research and excellent care unite to build the future of health care.
That’s why I take great pride in sharing this 2018 Annual Report highlighting how we harness our collective strength as Tampa Bay’s only academic medical center to bring the best doctors, technology and patient care to our region and beyond. With our primary teaching hospital, Tampa General Hospital, we have embarked on a bold new path to become Florida’s leading academic medical center.
This past year, we attracted the most academically qualified medical student class in our college’s history with an average MCAT score in the 93rd percentile nationally. We recruited 10 new NIH-funded cardiovascular, neuroscience and infectious disease scientists to accelerate translational discovery, and exceeded $188 million in total research expenditures. Our faculty provided care in over 1 million patient visits.
We just celebrated the 13-story topping off of our new iconic 395,000-square-foot USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute under construction in Water Street Tampa. This state-of-art building, to open in late 2019, will help catalyze the region’s economic development and further advance USF Health’s downtown presence.
This report is a prelude to even greater milestones yet to be attained. Please join me in applauding your hard work and remarkable accomplishments that helped make 2018 so impressive.
All the best,
Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Senior Vice President, USF Health
Dean, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine