Community Service Opportunities


Local Community Outreach

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 Palm Harbor University High School. Annual community blood pressure and skin cancer screenings are also performed by our resident and faculty physicians. We routinely see patients at La Clinica Guadalupana, where they provide free medical care for mostly Spanish-speaking financially needy individuals. Teaching community outreach is also an important part of our program, which occurs during activities such as resident supervision of students at the USF Bridge Clinic, activities included in our global health/medical mission curriculum, and also during our suturing workshops at Countryside High School. For providers interested in sports medicine, we often provide medical coverage for athletic events like the IRONMAN triathlon, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, Disney Marathons and others.

International Medical Mission Trips

Residents interested in International and Travel Medicine can learn more by participating in our Global Health/Tropical Medicine curriculum. As a USF residency program, we often collaborate with the USF College of Medicine to support their global health projects and initiatives. Every year our program provides funding for two of our residents to participate in the USF Project World Health mission trip to the Dominican Republic, alongside our faculty. Our residents have participated in outreach programs to Africa, Haiti, Dominican Republic and other locations across the globe.

Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation

For more than 40 years, Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation has provided philanthropic support to the not-for-profit hospitals of Morton Plant Mease Health Care, including Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor; Mease Dunedin and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey. The close connection between the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease and their neighbors reveal a unique spirit of giving – a relationship characterized by people caring for the hospitals that care for them.
Morton Plant Hospital east entrance in Clearwater

USF-MPM Family Medicine Residency Community Service Opportunities