HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENT ORGANIZATION

COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH & HEALTH PROFESSIONS

HSSO MISSION STATEMENT

The Health Science Student Organization (HSSO) provides opportunities for students to learn more about varying health professions while making a difference on the University of Florida campus and in the Gainesville community. HSSO is open to all students, but targeted to those on a pre-health track within the Health Science or Public Health majors/minors.

HSSO Mission Statement

Meet the hsso eXECUTIVE bOARD

PRESIDENT

NEHA VITTAL

Neha Vittal

VICE-PRESIDENT

ALANA STARR

Alana Starr

TREASURER

KELSEY NGO

Kelsey Ngo

SECRETARY

ASHLEY KUNG

Ashley Kung

OUTREACH CHAIR

GEORGEIA ZAMBIGADIS

Georgeia Zambigadis

NETWORKING CHAIR

KATHERINE DENUNZIO

Katherine DeNunzio

HISTORIAN

SAMANTHA FLYER

Samantha Flyer

WHAT HSSO OFFERS

GBMs – Launching Into Healthcare Program – Networking Events – Committee Membership – Guest Speakers – Service Events – Professional Development – Leadership Positions


Connect with professionals in the healthcare field

Network with other students in the PHHP college and pre-health majors

Join a community of like-minded students making an impact on campus and in the Gainesville community

Connect with other students interested in health careers

Engage in professional development opportunities to become more competitive on graduate school applications

Serve on committees that have a direct impact on the PHHP college and Health Science program

Influence the next generation of healthcare professionals through a virtual program

Want to join

WANT TO JOIN?

Check out our social media for updates on GBM dates, times, and locations as well as our monthly newsletter which has more information on all of our programs and events. There is no application to become a member, everyone is welcome to join at any point during the year. Please note that we do use a point system to keep track of member involvement and active status and therefore recommend joining the organization at the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester to be able to get the most out of HSSO. Email us if you have any questions about getting involved.

Programs

Launching Into Healthcare

The Launching into Healthcare program serves as HSSO's outreach into the community. We hope to foster interest in healthcare careers by educating high school students about different options and career tracks, life as a pre-health student, resources, and preparing for college. In addition, our presenters provide general advice and tips, and answer any questions students may have. The program is held virtually over Zoom and days and times vary each year. Keep an eye on our social media for more details.

LIH program

HSSO Committees