The University of South Carolina now offers a special program for those pursuing a career in the healthcare field, the Health Professions Fellows (HPF) program. This program seeks to produce graduates that are among the most qualified, highly sought after professionals to enter the healthcare workforce. Following the examples of the Honors Program, Capstone Scholars, Maxcy International House, Preston College and the Green Quad Learning Center, the HPF program, as those that precede it will be a living and learning community, which has shown to have a powerful impact on participants.
Beginning in the Fall of 2017 HPF students will be housed in Patterson Hall where they will have the opportunity to live among future biologists, public health practitioners, exercise science researchers, hospital managers and more. They will be mentored by upper-class healthcare students and be led by a faculty principal who will host guest lecturers, hold discussions, connect students to local healthcare and research organizations and offer guidance throughout their career.
For more information about the Health Professions Fellows program at USC, contact Dr. Sandra Kelly, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
This article originally appeared in @UofSCHousing Employee Focus