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Hello,

Thank you for checking out the USF Division of Health Professions Advising Website. Our office will continue offering virtual group advising sessions and workshops, as well as virtual individual advising until further notice. Please see our event calendar on the home page of our website for more information about upcoming virtual group advising sessions, workshops and other events.

For more information on the USF Division of Health Professions Advising, please review all of the information on our website.

Our office is available to assist you virtually. To contact the USF Division of Health Professions Advising during this time, please email healthprofadvise@usf.edu.

We hope that all of you stay safe and healthy during this time.

Take care,

The USF Division of Health Professions Advising

 

The USF Division of Health Professions Advising Office offers group advising sessions. These sessions are run by Mike Stowe and other Health Professions Advising Staff. Upcoming group advising sessions can be found on our event calendar on the home page of our website here.

During a group advising session, you will assess your Pre-Health profile for competitiveness by reviewing GPA, rigor of semester scheduling, extracurricular activities, healthcare experiences, preparation for entrance examination, and more. Additionally, the Health Professions Advisors are available to answer questions about recommendations to build competitiveness, major options, suggestions for extracurricular activities and any other questions you may have. Please email healthprofadvise@usf.edu for a copy of the group advising notes that students will fill out during a group advising session.

For more information regarding workshops, please visit our workshops page.


For students in the majors below, you have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with your Certified Health Professions Advisor. It is required to attend at least 1 group advising session before scheduling an appointment with your Certified Advisor. If you are not declared in one of the majors below with a Certified Advisor and have attended at least one group advising session, please email healthprofadvise@usf.edu for information about setting up an appointment. 

Appointment Types:

Group Advising: During a group advising session, you will assess your Pre-Health profile for competitiveness by reviewing GPA, rigor of semester scheduling, extracurricular activities, healthcare experiences, preparation for entrance examination, and more. Additionally, the Health Professions Advisors are available to answer questions about recommendations to build competitiveness, major options, suggestions for extracurricular activities and any other questions you may have. Upcoming group advising sessions can be found on our event calendar on the home page of our website here. In addition, a previous recording of one of our group advising sessions can be found here.

Certified Advising One-on-One Appointments: If you are declared in one of the majors with a Certified Advisor and have attended at least one group advising session, you have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with your Certified Health Professions Advisor to discuss a variety of topics. These appointments range from Competiveness Reviews, Preparation for the Health Professions program of your choice, Application Reviews and Career Exploration. If you are not declared in one of the majors with a Certified Advisor and have attended at least one group advising session, please email healthprofadvise@usf.edu for information about setting up an appointment.

Personal Statement Review: The Division of Health Professions Advising has partnered with the USF Writing Studio to offer Personal Statement Reviews specifically for pre-health students. After you have reviewed all information above and written multiple drafts, you may wish to take your personal statement to the USF Writing Studio. Please contact the USF Writing Studio to schedule an appointment with one of their consultants. Prior to that appointment, please review the resources located on our Essay Writing page.

Mock Interview: If you would like to practice your interview skills, you can schedule a Mock Interview with the USF Office of Career Planning in order to gain experience in a realistic interview setting. The consultant serving Pre-Health Profession students is Adelia Douglas. To schedule this type of appointment with her, please call the front desk of USF Career Services or make an appointment through Handshake. Prior to that appointment, please review the resources located on our Interviewing page.