U of South Florida, Microsoft unveil 1st Medical School of Innovation

The University of South Florida's USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa announced on Oct. 30 the creation of the first Medical School of Innovation, in partnership with Microsoft.

USF and Microsoft have been working together for two years to plan how to integrate innovative technology and approaches into the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute building in downtown Tampa. Classes will begin in the new facility in January, with students using Microsoft technology tools and software to augment their medical education.

"Microsoft sees the opportunity to help advance not only medical education but also collaborative, active learning in higher education as a whole with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine," Jamie Harper, Microsoft's vice president of U.S. Education, said in the announcement. "The collaboration is a great example of the advances that can take place when we combine resources for the greater good. We believe this effort will lead to a stronger medical program for USF Health."

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