Professions We Advise

The Health Professions Advisors serves as an information resource connecting students with Health Professions Schools and programs. Regardless of official major, students can still indicate an interest in pre-health in addition to officially declaring their major--by emailing the USF Division of Health Professions Advising at At USF, the Health Professions Advisors currently counsel students on the following areas:

  • Medical School (M.D. and D.O.)
  • Physician Assistant 
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dental School
  • Pharmacy School
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Optometry School
  • Podiatry School
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant 
  • Chiropractic Medicine

*At this time, the USF Division of Health Professions Advising does not advise for the nursing profession. Students interested in nursing will want to contact the USF School of Nursing.*

Each of the careers above attract future practitioners that exhibit the following:

  • Good communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Humanism/ Concern for others
  • Flexibility
  • Critical thinking
  • Passion for healthcare

There are many options for careers in Health Professions. We encourage you to explore possible career options using the links below.

Health Professions Career Exploration


Application and Testing Information

  • AACOMAS Osteopathic (D.O.) School Application Service
  • AACPMAS Podiatry School Application Service
  • AADSAS Dental School Application Service
  • AMCAS Allopathic (M.D.) School Application Service
  • CASPA Physician Assistant School Application Service
  • OTCAS Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service
  • PharmCAS Pharmacy College Application Service
  • PTCAS Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service
  • VMCAS Veterinary School Application Service
  • DAT Required for Dental Schools
  • GRE Required for PT, PA, and some Veterinary Schools
  • MCAT Required for MD, DO, and some Veterinary and Podiatry Schools
  • OAT Required for Schools of Optometry
  • PA-CAT Required for some PA Schools
  • PCAT Required for some Pharmacy Schools