University of South Florida Health

University of South Florida Health and Tampa General Hospital announced at Thursday's USF Board of Trustees meeting that they will be strengthening their partnership.

The two have been working together since the College of Medicine's creation in the early 1970’s, and TGH already serves as the official teaching hospital for USF. 

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Gordon "Skip" Beadle has a prosthetic right leg, the tenth such device he’s depended on since the retired U.S. Marine was wounded during the Vietnam War 50 years ago.

"It’s a symbiotic leg. It has a microprocessor in the knee and also the ankle," he said. "This leg in particular gives me a huge amount of balance. Before this leg, I pretty much had to use a cane cause I’d lose my balance. (Now) I can walk without a cane; I can walk uphill, downhill."

Students vying for coveted spots at medical schools say premedical internships can gain them an edge in the competitive application process, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

In 2013, medical schools in the United States accepted and enrolled just 20,000 students, despite having more than 48,000 applications, the Times reports.

 

Edna Perez’s perspective on sickle cell anemia is unusual. She’s Hispanic, not black; at 53, she has lived longer than most with the disease; and she’s also a registered nurse, so she is both caregiver and patient.

Perez is a participant in one of two clinical trials under way at the University of South Florida Health Clinics, according to the Tampa Bay Times.