Doermer Health Sciences Center


Our purpose is clear: it is to foster academic and professional excellence in leadership and service through a variety of healthcare and community programs. All SOHS programs focus on a unique body of knowledge and set of skills, preparing you to become a compassionate and
innovative healthcare professional.

You will graduate with the ability to make a significant difference in someone’s life — a realization that is deeply satisfying and meaningful, both personally and professionally.

SOHS Mission

Grounded in Franciscan Values, the School of Health Sciences cultivates a diverse community of lifelong learners to demonstrate professional excellence, healthcare leadership, and compassionate service.

SOHS Programs

The following programs represent some of the nation’s fastest growing career fields — and are expected to remain so.

SOHS Faculty

Classroom, laboratory, simulation and clinical learning experiences, guided by faculty who are experts in their fields, will prepare you to take full advantage of these rewarding career opportunities.

Learn in our High-Tech Simulation Lab

Built in collaboration with Parkview Health, our Sim Lab features high-fidelity patient simulators with realistic human physiology, such as breathing, bleeding and blinking. This means students can practice their skills in a safe place through expertly-designed scenarios on infant, child, and adult human patient simulators.

What You’ll Learn

USF currently runs the following simulated experiences:

Adult Patients

  • Basic Assessment of the Asthma Patient
  • Basic Assessment of the Cardiac Patient
  • Basic Assessment of the Cardiac Patient with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Bar Code Scanning
  • Basic Assessment of the Hip Replacement Patient
  • Basic Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient
  • Basic Assessment of the Spinal Cord Injury Patient
  • Cardiogenic Shock Secondary to Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Cardiopulmonary Arrest
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Intentional Overdose of a Hypnotic
  • Interdisciplinary Care
  • Multiple Patient Care
  • Physician Assistant Adult Head-to-Toe Assessment
  • Portable Chest X-ray
  • Variations in Heart Rate with Drug Influences and Effects


  • Hypertensive Disorder in Pregnancy
  • Newborn Assessment
  • Postpartum Assessment
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage Two Hours Following Delivery


  • Asthma Attack in the Pediatric Patient
  • Congenital Cardiac Abnormalities
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Pneumonia
  • Physician Assistant Pediatric Head-to-Toe Assessment
  • Pediatric Vital Sign Assessment
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

Celebrate our Outstanding Alumni!

Do you know a graduate of our School of Health Sciences who is making a difference in the world? If so, submit a nomination to celebrate his or her success! Note: our nomination deadline is April 20th.

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