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MD Program

Student Affairs


The MCOM Office of Student Affairs is committed to encouraging healthy lifestyles that promote and enhance your quality of life as a student here at the Morsani College of Medicine. Since a variety of factors impacts student well-being, the Office of Student Affairs takes a holistic approach to promoting wellness and self-care. As a student physician, it’s essential to take care of oneself in order to care for others.

The Office of Student Affairs is dedicated to providing programs and services to support you during your medical school training. Check out some of the services and programs listed below.

For more information about Wellness at the Morsani College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs, contact Dr. Kabeel Dosani,

Connect with us on social media!

Follow: @mdstudentlife_mcom on Instagram

Resources to Support Wellbeing

Mental health is just as important as physical health.

For any questions regarding resources, students may contact the Assistant Director of Wellness, Dr. Kabeel Dosani, 

Check out some of these free programs and services for students: Wellness Resources at MCOM

Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching is a way for you to reach your goals and create the life you want. It allows you to explore your strengths while focusing on your health and wellbeing.

Reach Your Goals:

  • Stress Management and Burnout Prevention
  • Physical Activity
  • Relationships
  • Sleep
  • Healthy Eating
  • Time Management
  • Self-confidence
  • ...and so much more!

To schedule wellness coaching please contact Dr. Dosani (

Emotional Wellness

USF MCOM MD students have free access to Headspace Premium. With hundreds of guided exercises for meditation, sleep, focus, and movement, Headspace can help you to start and end your days feeling like your best self. To enroll in the free membership, please contact Dr. Kabeel Dosani (

USF Counseling provides free, confidential individual and group psychological services (in-person/telehealth) for all USF students to care for personal or emotional problems.

Location: USF Main Campus (SVC 2124)

Contact Number: (813) 974-2831


TimelyCare is a free and confidential mental health support service providing 24/7 on-demand emotional support, scheduled counseling, health and lifestyle coaching, and self-care content. Download the App or visit

My SSP is a free and confidential mental health and wellbeing support service available to you 24/7. My SSP includes video counseling, 24/7 chat and phone support, and a variety of other great resources. Download the App or visit

The HELPS Program is a free and confidential resource for medical students, family members, and significant others.

Contact: Wood & Associates

Location: 4700 North Habana Avenue, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33614

Contact Number: (813) 870-0184


Provides free and confidential services to USF students who have experienced crime or violence on- or off-campus by promoting the restoration of decision making, advocating for their rights, and by offering support and resources.

Location: USF Main Campus (SVC 2057)

Contact Number: (813) 974-5756; Victim Helpline: (813) 974-5757

Contact Email:


Physical Wellness

In addition to USF Campus Recreation, USF MD students have access to Crunch Channelside Fitness Center. For more information, or to sign-up for a membership, contact the student affairs team ( 

Students can access satellite Student Health Services at their downtown CAMLS location. To make an appointment, call 813-974-2331 or 813-445-4976. To learn more about Student Health Services, visit

Social Engagement and Support

The Peer Support Network is a group of upperclassmen trained to provide guidance and advice to all USF MCOM students dealing with personal or academic issues. To reach the Peer Support Network, email

Meet the Peer Support Network members!

The MCOM Wellness Council promotes nutritional, physical, academic, financial, emotional, social, and spiritual wellness among the students and faculty at USF Health and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. We believe people who value wellness in themselves will be better advocates of health to their patients. For more information, find us on BullsConnect!

Without the White, Coat USF is a project that aims to spread the ideas of diversity, wellness, and balance throughout our USF MCOM community. Follow us on Instagram at @withoutthewhitecoatusf.

Spiritual Wellness

Serenity Room

Our Serenity Room, located in MDD 202, is open to students as space for meditation, prayer, yoga, and relaxation.

Financial Wellness

The USF Health Financial Literacy and Debt Management Services Program is designed to promote financial education to all graduate and professional students at USF Health. The program will aim to provide professional guidance via one-on-one coaching sessions, workshops, and access to financial education resources. Visit their website for additional information.  

Intellectual/Occupational Wellness

ASC is available to students with any academic concerns.

Contact Persons: Pamela O’Callaghan, PhD; Chantae Ciceron, PhD

Location: MDD Student Life Suite (4th floor)

Contact Emails:;


MD Career Advisors provide career guidance and advice to students of a designated USF Health Collegia.

Contact Persons: Erica Sachs; Antoinette Spoto-Cannons, MD

Contact Emails:;


The office of RISE acts as a centralized resource to promote and support students, residents, fellows, and their faculty mentors engaged in research, scholarship, innovation, and creative endeavors.

Contact Persons: Roberta (Bobby) Collins; Erin May; Lynnsey Trantham

Contact Emails:;;


Environmental Wellness

OSDE is trained to assist students with all concerns, particularly issues of discrimination or marginalization that may impact their academic success and/or social adjustment to medical school.

Contact Number: (813) 396-9944

Contact Persons: Shirley B. Smith, MA; Kevin Casey, MEd Contact Emails:;


Confidential, impartial, independent, and informal resource for students who have encountered university-related issues and concerns.

Location: USF Main Campus (ALN 191)

Contact Number: (813) 974-0835

Contact Email:


MCOM Wellness Feedback

The Office of Student Affairs and wellness leadership are continuously evaluating our wellness initiatives to better support our MCOM community. Wellness programs and resources are planned for medical students to help them learn and engage in various wellness topics, manage stress, and prioritize self and community care.

We welcome you to complete our anonymous survey to share your feedback.