Why Downtown?

Student Success: Preparing Tomorrow's Physicians

Exterior entrance to USF at Water Street Tampa

Conceptual rendering of the entrance to USF at Water Street Tampa

The modern physician is expected know about health systems, medical economics, prevention strategies, and active leadership within the community.

USF at Water Street Tampa extends the patient-centered vision of integrated care by allowing us to teach integrated clinical skills in a community-focused environment, which creates a new partnership between the community, our students and faculty.

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine will be situated in the heart of a vibrant, amenity-rich redeveloped downtown Tampa waterfront district, creating a modern facility that will provide an improved educational experience in close proximity to the world-class Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) and our primary teaching and clinical affiliate, Tampa General Hospital and other surrounding clinical facilities.

Students are the heart of a medical college. Meeting their academic, professional, social and health needs is not just paramount to the success of USF but to the development of the next generation of health care providers and leaders.

At the center of USF's downtown plan is the positive impact that it will have on USF medical students. Locating a new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine building in Tampa's urban core will promote the success of our medical students on their journey to becoming the doctors who will care for the citizens of our state and our nation in the coming decade.

Located in the hub of Tampa Bay, the new building will provide our students everything they need to succeed – a state-of-the-art training facility with easy access to clinical training facilities.

And, of critical importance to our students and their families, there are no increased student costs associated with the new downtown USF Health building.

Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange/Library Concept Rendering

Conceptual rendering of the Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange, a central library resource for navigating digital health information.


Cafe at USF Water Street Tampa

Conceptual rendering of the cafe at USF Water Street Tampa.