Dr. Kiran C. Patel
medical staff helping the community and children

Our Mission


Our mission at Nova Southeastern University's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) is to advance human health through innovation in medical education, research, patient care, and community engagement. We will achieve our mission with an approach centered on the patient, the student, and the community.

Our Vision

To become an exemplary medical college internationally recognized for excellence by fostering an innovative culture that supports diversity, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative leadership.

Research lab teamwork with university students

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NSU MD Core Values

Our core values of excellence, innovation, teamwork, communication, diversity, integrity, and accountability enrich our learning, research, and clinical practice environments. We embrace these values as we work together to build a 21st century medical school with a compelling and sustainable future. We strive for excellence in all our endeavors and constantly seek innovative ways to improve our research, education, and patient care efforts to best serve our diverse communities.

Excellence: Promoting and retaining our exceptionally high standards.

Innovation: Creating an environment that encourages innovative thinking and positive change.

Teamwork: Creating a culture in which everyone acts together as a team, supporting our common cause.

Communication: Exchanging information seamlessly and continuously among constituents to achieve our mission and common goals.

Diversity: Embracing and capitalizing on a wide range of abilities, experiences, knowledge, and strengths, recognizing the importance of heterogeneity in age, background, ethnicity, physical abilities, political and religious beliefs, gender, and many other attributes.

Integrity: Behaving ethically in all situations and expecting the same from others.

Accountability: Taking responsibility for our actions within a culture of transparency.