The USF Division of Health Professions Advising is looking for enthusiastic and responsible students to participate in the USF Health Professions Coaching Program. This 2-year program is open to current students who:

  1. Are interested in pursuing one of the following health profession areas: Medicine (MD and DO), Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, Podiatry, Chiropractic Medicine and Anesthesiology Assistant.
  2. Have completed their freshman year and have earned at least 26 credits at USF OR have started USF as a transfer student in the recent semesters.
  3. Can commit to the coaching program for 2 years.

If you meet the criteria above, we invite you to apply for the Health Professions Coaching Program.

As your coaches, we focus on your development of academic, personal and professional competencies to increase acceptance to health professional schools. This one-on-one relationship is designed to support you in personal and professional growth, and provide you with the maximum resources to enhance your competitiveness to your intended health professions area.

The program consists of three main areas:

Academic Competencies – Provide support and guidance in the area of GPA management, study skills, and test preparation.

Personal Wellness Competencies – Focus on student time management and coping skills for anticipated stress and anxiety.

Professional Competencies – Enable students to develop professional competencies which are evaluated by health professions schools. These competencies include service orientation, cultural competence, reliability, adaptability etc. 

If you have any questions about the Coaching Program, please email us at