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Choosing a residency program is an important decision. Not only will it affect the next three years of your life, but it will also affect the course of your medical career. Many new doctors choose to work close to where they complete their residency training, and so the location should appeal to you and your family. However, location is only one of many important attributes to consider. The QUALITY of the Family Medicine Residency Program — and its affiliated hospitals — should be high on your list of criteria when choosing a program. That is why we invite you to look at the University of South Florida (USF) residency program. Our teaching hospital, Morton Plant, is nestled in the Clearwater/ Tampa Bay community. Our program is a blend of quality hospitals and clinic facilities, a superior Family Medicine Residency Program and weather that is hard to beat.
Our Family Medicine Residency Program offers:
You can go anywhere from here - solo/group practice, fellowship, academia, research...
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, MPM is dedicated to providing community-owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease is comprised of four hospitals: Morton Plant in Clearwater, Mease Dunedin in Dunedin, Mease Countryside in Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay in New Port Richey. This allows us to extend our quality health care reach across Pinellas and Pasco counties. Morton Plant Hospital, established in 1916 in Clearwater, is our largest health care facility with 687 beds.
Get to know the University of South Florida-Morton Plant Mease (USF-MPM) Family Medicine Residency Program.
We utilize state of the art information technology to help our residents perform their jobs more efficiently. And we never stop striving to improve our program for the benefit of our residents.
Our program often works throughout the local community to serve the needs others. Every year our providers perform free back-to-school and pre-participation physicals at the Greenwood Community Center and at Palm Harbor University High School. Annual community blood pressure and skin cancer screenings are also performed by our resident and faculty physicians.
For more information about the Morton Plant Mease Family Residency Program in the Tampa Bay area, call 727-467-2504.
We accept 8 residents per year. We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background and a demonstrated commitment to family medicine. Good interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic are equally important. Finally, we look for applicants who we feel will "fit" with our team concept of learning and practicing family medicine.
Our hospital rotations are primarily held at Morton Plant Hospital (MPH) in Clearwater, Florida. MPH is designated as one of Thomson Reuters 100 Top U.S. Hospitals, with all the state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies you would expect from the largest hospital in the area. We are the only Residents in the hospital.
We do our inpatient pediatric rotation at a nearby hospital within the Morton Plant Mease - BayCare health system. We work in an unopposed environment with Pediatric hospitalists and specialists.
When doing other community rotations in private offices, we may go to other area hospitals with our Community Attendings.
Our outpatient family medicine clinic is at the Turley Family Health Center. This is a modern, community-based facility in Clearwater, Florida featuring 24 exam rooms, 4 procedure rooms, stress testing, pulmonary function testing, hearing testing, ultrasound, on-site laboratory, onsite x-ray facility, conference room, lecture hall, library, spacious waiting rooms, medical records facilities, and electronic medical records among other resources. Each resident also has their own desk/office space upstairs.
We use a Night Float system for our overnight call. Each PGY-1 will do three two-week blocks of night float throughout the year. The night float shift is from 7:45 pm to 9 am Sunday through Friday (six shifts). The PGY-1 on night float has no daytime responsibilities.
Senior residents have a night float system that includes three one week blocks for the entire year. Night float weeks are from 8pm-9am, Sunday through Friday (six shifts). Both second- and third-year residents are considered seniors; thus, either a PGY-2 or PGY-3 resident is in-house with the night float PGY-1 for call. While on call, senior resident responsibilities include assisting with hospital admissions, answering phone calls from patients at home, caring for any of our OB patients who present to the hospital overnight, and responding to any codes in the hospital.
There are three 12-hour call shifts each weekend. This is covered by one first year resident and one senior resident on each shift. The PGY-1 shifts are covered by a first year resident that is on any rotation except night float or in-patient pediatrics. While on night float the PGY-1 is responsible for doing admissions to the hospital, caring for patients on our service who require attention overnight, and responding to any codes in the hospital. Backup is provided by a senior resident who is on-site and by our Family Medicine and Internal Medicine faculty by telephone.