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MD Program

Student Diversity and Enrichment Pipeline Programs

Student & Community Engagement

Student Community Engagement Pathway Programs

This initiative provides outreach and support services to the local middle and high school students to encourage and promote interest in the sciences and health professions. The University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) is committed to enlarging the pool of qualified applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds. To achieve this goal, the USF MCOM Office of Student and Community Engagement offers programs and services for high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

Key objectives include:

  • Encourage and prepare populations underrepresented in medicine to pursue college
  • Improve academic achievement and career success among disadvantaged youth
  • Create a pathway for healthcare professionals at the local level


Hillsborough County Public School Health Career Initiative – In partnership with Hillsborough County Public School's Health Magnet programs, provide exposure to possible health careers, guiding students to reach their goals. Additionally, we support HCPS teachers in achieving magnet program learning objectives. 

USF Health Summer Science Program – In partnership with USF Upward Bound and College Reach Out Program (CROP), USF MCOM provides a health science mini-bootcamp for students interested in pursuing a career in health professions. 

Partnership Programs

Brain Expansions Scholastic Training (B.E.S.T.) – Several summer medical academies for high school students at various locations across Hillsborough County. The