About USF in Water Street Tampa
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute
The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute is moving in 2019, bringing approximately 1,800 students, faculty and staff to live, work and study along the downtown waterfront as a key anchor at Water Street Tampa. By moving within a mile of its primary teaching hospital Tampa General Hospital, USF will attract the brightest students and faculty, and will increase federal research dollars to fight heart disease.
USF at Water Street Tampa Highlights:
- What: The new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and USF Health Heart Institute
- Where: Corner of Meridian Avenue and Channelside Drive, part of Strategic Property Partners' $3 billion Water Street Tampa development, destined to become the world's first WELL certified city district
- When: Opening late 2019 (construction beginning in Fall 2017)
- Who: Occupancy for up to 1,800 students, faculty, researchers and staff
The downtown site will position the medical school in close proximity to USF Health's primary teaching and clinical affiliate, Tampa General Hospital, as well as its world-class simulation center, the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation and other surrounding facilities.
The announcement of the expansion of the Morsani College of Medicine into the downtown district is already a positive impact on recruiting top-tier students. USF has become the most selective medical school in Florida, with applications rising 40% since the 2014 announcement of the downtown move. With more than 30 applicants vying for each seat in the MD program, incoming student credentials have skyrocketed, and the MCAT scores of the 2016 entering class were in the top 20% of all U.S. medical schools.