Dear Accepted Student,
Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and welcome to the graduating Class of 2021! The Offices of Student Affairs and MD Admissions are excited to help you prepare for the start of the academic year. More information on the Morsani College of Medicine may be found at MCOM Student Portal.
The website above includes important information for you to consider as you prepare to start school. Below are a few highlights:
STUDENT HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
Students must undergo a physical examination prior to starting school. Medical students must complete the MD Students Communicable Disease Prevention Form and return it to the Medical Health Administration Office no later than July 3, 2017.
The Office of Student Affairs will make name tags for each new student, which you will be required to wear daily during the first week of school. Name tags will contain your official name as reflected in your BANNER registration. If you prefer an alternate name (i.e. middle name, or nickname) and wish to have that name printed on the name tag in lieu of your first name, please email Mr. David Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than July 7, 2017. Changes will not be made once school begins on July 31, 2017.
Save the Dates!!
Registration and Orientation (known as Professions of Health) for students in the Core and SELECT MD Programs, and DPT Program will be on July 31, 2017 in the LVHN Auditorium of the Morsani College of Medicine; Room MDA 1209. It is essential for all new medical and physical therapy students to report and remain in attendance for every day of the Professions of Health (POH) Course. Professional dress is required for the entirety of POH (i.e. Men should wear a shirt and tie, long pants, socks, and hard-soled shoes; jacket is not necessary. Ladies should wear dresses, or skirts of medium length, or professional style slacks and close-toe shoes) unless otherwise noted by the course director.
MD STUDENT FAMILY INFORMATION SESSIONS
A Family Information Session for students in the SELECT MD Program will be held Friday, September 1, 2017. More information to follow.
A combined Core MD Program and SELECT MD Program Student Family Information Session will be held Friday, September 1, 2017. More information to follow.
MD STUDENT WHITE COAT CEREMONY
On Friday, September 1, 2017, all MD students in the Class of 2021 will participate in a White Coat Ceremony. More information to follow.
A valid USF Parking Permit is required on all vehicles parked on campus. Morsani College of Medicine students must purchase a Non-resident Student Permit. If you are unable to secure your Non-resident Student Permit prior to July 31, 2017, make sure you purchase a Visitor Permit on the morning of July 31st as explained below.
Non-resident Student Permit – Online sales for 2017-2018 will be available starting on July 15, 2017. If you already have a parking account you can log into myUSF with your NetID, and under the Services tab click on the Parking link to access your account. If you do not have a parking account, please visit Parking & Transportation Services to Create an Account. At the time of purchase you will be able to print out a temporary parking permit to use until the permanent permit arrives via U.S. mail. Allow one week for delivery. Temporary permits are valid for 14 days. For more information please call (813) 974-3990. You are strongly advised to purchase your permit online prior to the start of school. The approximate cost for an annual Commuter Student Permit will be $185 plus tax.
Note: Students should purchase an annual permit, not a semester permit. An annual permit is effective for a 12-month period from August 2017 to August 2018. The effective dates for a semester permit do not extend through the end of the first-year curriculum in 2018. A semester permit would not allow you to park on campus during the final 2 to 3 weeks of school.
You are free to select any housing you wish. If you prefer, we have a housing service for assistance. Information is available at http://www.rehonors.com/usfhealth/home.php.
The Office of Student Affairs will be sending you more information as the summer nears. Please feel free to visit our websites to familiarize yourself with the information that is currently available to students: MD Student Portal Site and MD Admissions.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns.
Kira Zwygart, MD Danielle Schutz, MA, MABMH
Associate Dean, Student Affairs Director, Student Affairs