Medical Student Rotations
Rotation OpportunitiesThe Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of South Florida/Morton Plant Mease welcomes medical students from AAMC accredited medical schools to complete required (AI) and elective rotations with us. Each year we host students from across the country who wish to gain experience in family medicine and various specialty areas within family medicine. We offer an exceptional student rotation experience at a strong university affiliated, community-based family medicine residency program located on the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida. Rotating with us is the best way to get to know us and our program well.
Our ResidencyThe University of South Florida/Morton Plant Mease Family Residency is an eight resident per year program, first accredited in 1997. Our faculty includes family physicians, Family Practice OBs, an academic pharmacologist, and a clinical psychologist. Our outpatient home is the Turley Family Health Center (TFHC), and our hospital is Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. Our program also hosts a sports medicine fellowship and an ambulatory care pharmacy residency.
Turley Family Health Center (TFHC)The Turley Family Health Center (TFHC) is our home; a state-of-the-art, community-based outpatient center located in Clearwater, Florida. It’s equipped with an electronic medical record system integrated with that of our hospital system, computers in each of the 36 exam rooms, a Wi-Fi network, seven procedure rooms, spacious waiting rooms, and on-site laboratory and imaging services. Upstairs we have a lecture hall for daily noon conferences, a library, a conference room, and desk/office space for each resident.
We perform approximately 25,000 office visits annually at the TFHC and care for patients of all ages who experience diverse medical problems. In addition to standard primary care, we offer maternity care, sports medicine consultation, behavioral health consultation, pharmacy consultation, ultrasound, weight management, and multiple procedures including skin procedures, joint injections, and gynecologic procedures.
Morton Plant HospitalOur two inpatient services operate out of Morton Plant, a 599-bed hospital overlooking the harbor in downtown Clearwater. Founded in 1916, Morton Plant Hospital was the first hospital built in northern Pinellas County and continues to be a leader in its field. In 2021, IBM Watson Health recognized Morton Plant as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the country for the eighth time. Morton Plant is one of the flagship facilities of BayCare Health System, the leading non-for-profit health care system in the Tampa Bay and West Central Florida regions. One service our team provides at Morton Plant is a traditional medicine service with group rounds conducted by a pulmonology/critical care attending. The patients are pooled from local primary care physicians who choose to use us as their hospitalists. The second service is comprised of one senior resident and one family medicine attending, and the patients are our continuity patients from the TFHC. This is a more family medicine-focused service, which encourages one-on-one learning opportunities among faculty members, residents and medical students.
- To provide experience in evaluating the most common medical conditions presenting to a family medicine center
- To integrate students into the hospital teaching service and allow them to manage their own patients under the supervision of a resident and attending physician
- To strengthen history-taking, physical exam, and presentation skills to prepare the student for residency
- To foster the development of medical decision-making skills
Tailor your rotation to meet your individual needs! Options include two to four-week rotations with time divided at your discretion among the inpatient medicine services, the outpatient Turley Family Health Center, or the Maternal/Women’s Health Center. Beyond the standard full-scope primary care focus, additional emphasis can be placed on pediatrics, geriatrics, or women's health. Exposure to weight management, procedure clinic, and sports medicine clinic is also available.
Free housing within walking distance of our hospital campus is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call early to reserve your room!
Meals are provided at no cost while you’re on duty.