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Virtual Dash for Diversity 5K.

On Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, NSU MD will host its 4th 5K Dash for Diversity to celebrate diversity in our communities and to support the building of our pathway programs. Register Here. We will come together to raise funds to support our pathway programs with local high schools. These enrichment programs engage high school students who are underrepresented in medicine through mentorship and various science, technology, engineering, and math-related activities. Through these programs, we aim to encourage a diverse group of students to consider a career in medicine, as well as to give them the support that they need to make these dreams a reality. Funds raised from the 5K will go directly into these pathway programs to help us to continue to grow our engagement with the community. Read about our pipeline programs here.

Where and When: The event will be in person on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 at the NSU Gold Circle Lake (3300 S. University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33328-2004). The event begins at 8:00 am and will end at 12:00 pm sharp. Everyone is welcome to participate!!!!! Awards will be given to the top three female, male, and non-binary finishers in the student and non-student categories. Amazon gift cards will be awarded in the amount of $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $30 for third place.

We look forward to seeing you at the event. Register Here


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NSU MD Diversity Mission/Goal

NSU MD is committed to serving Florida, the United States, and the world by educating physician leaders who will fundamentally transform healthcare research, healthcare practices, and healthcare delivery systems to meet the needs of patients, families, and society. We believe that an atmosphere where differences are valued leads to the training of a culturally competent healthcare workforce qualified to meet the needs of the diverse populations of Florida and enhances the development of professionalism in the students. View our full diversity statement here.

Diversity Pipeline and Outreach Programs

Journey into Medicine Mentorship Program: This two-year Program is offered through a collaboration with NSU MD and the Blanche Ely High School Medical Magnet Program.

METAS: Medical Students Encouraging and Teaching Aspiring STEAM Students, a mentoring and teaching program offered through a collaboration with NSU MD LMSA Chapter and the Immaculata-LaSalle High School STEAM Program.
Read about our pipeline and outreach programs here

Registration, Donation and Sponsorship

Are you ready to register? Let's go dash for diversity!

The deadline for registration is September 1st, 2023

Registered Dash for Diversity 5K Participants will receive a short sleeve, dry-blend commemorative T-shirt available for pick-up (details will follow) or shipped your way.
  • Please email your business/company logo to Arkene Levy at for inclusion on the webpage

Awards for top finishers will be shipped at the conclusion of the event. You can also make donations and offer sponsorships for our programs.

Please consider that:
  • Registration fees for the virtual dash for diversity 5K are non-refundable.
  • Registration fees are non-transferable between individuals.

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NSU MD and Diversity Websites

Are you interested in supporting other diversity programs in our college?

We have ongoing activities including LGBTQ cultural competency training, gender equity programming, as well as bias and racial equity training programs that constantly need support and funding. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact our diversity committee chair at


View our full diversity website