College of Arts and Sciences, USF

Careers in Health Professions
The Health Professions Advisors serves as an information resource connecting students with Health Professions Schools and programs. 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
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Optometry School
  • Podiatry School
  • Athletic Training Programs
  • Audiology Programs/ Speech Language Pathology Programs

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
  • PharmCAS Pharmacy College Application Service
  • PTCAS Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service
  • VMCAS Veterinary School Application Service
  • DAT Required for Dental Schools
  • GRE Required for P.T., P.A., and some Veterinary Schools
  • MCAT Required for M.D., D.O., and some Veterinary and Podiatry Schools
  • OAT Required for Schools of Optometry
  • PCAT Required for some Pharmacy Schools