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The Division of Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences houses a number of programs at the College of Medicine: IMS Degree Program, PreHealth Advising, Pre-College Outreach, and the Bridge to Clinical Medicine Program.

The faculty and staff in the IMS Division provide academic advising and counseling to students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences.

Click here to set up an appointment with a Health Professions Advisor or Outreach Coordinator to prepare for a career in the medical or health care field. 

For more information call us at 850-644-7678 or  850-644-1843

You can also email us at  


Faculty and Staff


IMS Administrative Associate

Penny Lyons



IMS Academic Program Specialists

Kaisha Johnson, B.S.

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Whitney Jones, M.Ed

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IMS Transfer Specialist 

Erin Consentino, M.S.W

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IMS Community Coordinator

Heather Stitely, M.S.

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IMS Degree Program Manager

Ann DelRossi



IMS Program Manager

Shelly Huang Leparulo



Pre-Med and Pre-Health Advisors

Meredith Gellepis

Senior PreHealth Advising Specialist
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Anthony Garrett

Health Professions Advisor
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Undergraduate Research Advising

Elizabeth Foster, Ph.D.
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Outreach and SSTRIDE Coordinators

Miranda Mack-Delavallade, M.D.

Director of Development, Student Services and Community Initiatives

Samantha Buckley, M.A.

Academic Program Specialist, SSTRIDE Connect

Melanie Yurewitch 

Collier County SSTRIDE Coordinator

Lauren Perez

Sarasota County SSTRIDE Coordinator


Program Evaluation

Aihua Wang
IMS Division Evaluation Specialist



Deans and Directors

Marisa Agama, Ph.D.
Director, IMS Experiential Curriculum

Thesla Berne-Anderson, M.S.
Executive Director, College and Pre-College Outreach

Elizabeth Foster, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, IMS Division

Lilly Lewis, M.A.
Director, IMS Degree Program Academic and Student Services

Anthony C. Speights, M.D., FACOG, AAHIVS
Associate Dean, IMS Division
Director, Bridge to Clinical Medicine Master's Program