The WELL expands to CAMLS! New suite dedicated to student services

The WELL has expanded! The centralized services that support USF Health students on the main USF campus in north Tampa has opened a suite of offices at USF’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa.

USF Health students tour the new Student Resource Center suite at CAMLS.

Called the Student Resource Center, the suite offers an inviting space for students to gather while at CAMLS, including individual and small-group study space, a social lounge, a serenity room, a lactation room and access to printers, lockers and a small kitchen. In addition, staff offering support services will rotate their time as needed at the CAMLS space, including a nursing recruiter, advisors, financial aid personnel and student wellness representatives, said Joseph M. Ford, JD, assistant vice president, USF Health Shared Student Services.

“As our USF Health students spend more time at CAMLS, it’s important that there are spaces and services readily available to those students,” Ford said. “In designing this suite, we strived to create the kind of spaces our USF Health students might need while in downtown Tampa.”

Designs for the remodeled space were based on feedback from USF Health students already using sections of CAMLS for their learning, including the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia program (CRNA), Ford said.

Dr. Charles Lockwood joined the students at the grand opening.

A grand-opening event was held Feb. 8 for USF Health students, including those from the Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, also toured the space.

From left, Dr. Charles Lockwood, Dr. Bryan Bognar, and Joe Ford.

Story by Sarah Worth, photos by Freddie Coleman, USF Health Office of Communications