USF Health to host health care symposium for prospective students

For some students, choosing a major can be a difficult decision. However, an event hosted by USF Health from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the USF Marshall Student Center, could help make their decision a lot easier.

USF Health’s Shared Student Services, in partnership with Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), is hosting a symposium for undergraduate students to learn about different health professions and explore the array of programs offered at USF Health.

A USF Health student poses with USF mascot Rocky D. Bull at the 2016 USF Health Shared Student Services symposium.

“The health care symposium showcases our nationally ranked academic programs to prospective students,” said Joe Ford, assistant vice president for USF Health Shared Student Services. “This also highlights USF Health and our mission of making life better for patients and the community through top-quality education, research and clinical practice.”

Guest speaker Donna Petersen, ScD, CPH, senior associate vice president of USF Health, dean of the USF College of Public Health and interim dean of the USF College of Nursing, will discuss career opportunities in health care and how USF adapts its programs to align with the ever-changing health care field.

Advisors from all USF Health colleges will be there to answer questions about different programs offered at the Morsani College of Medicine, College of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and School of Biomedical Sciences.

The event, which includes a photo booth, breakfast and lunch, will be free to students.

To register, click here.

To read WUSF‘s news report on the symposium, click here.