Pipeline Programs


NSU MD is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion through a partnership with the community!

We are investing in the next generation of healthcare professionals by partnering with local schools to help encourage, equip, and engage with students from diverse backgrounds. We aim to inspire these students to pursue a career in the medical field by providing mentorship and additional resources to enhance their academic experiences.


Blanche Ely High School Medical Magnet Program with Medical Science Coordinator, Miss Amy DeCelle, Center


The Journey into Medicine Mentorship Program is offered through a collaboration with NSU MD and the Blanche Ely High School Medical Magnet Program. The program runs for three months in the academic year. To be eligible to participate, students must be a high school Sophomore, Junior, or Senior, US citizen or permanent resident, and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. We encourage students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine to participate in this program. Students are matched to Mentors who are clinical faculty at NSUMD.  The overall goal of the program is to provide students from underrepresented in medicine backgrounds with an opportunity to develop skills that will increase their competitiveness for admission to schools of medicine. We hope to create a pipeline of interested students in the medical field. The three-month program will: 

  • Expose students to different facets of the medical profession
  • Provide strategies and skills to navigate the application process to medical school.
  • Provide students with a portfolio review
stem-ready-students-eb.jpegSilver Lakes, Middle school, Urban League 2019 STEM Ready Class


The NSU MD Excel Program is offered in collaboration with the Urban League of Broward County. The program is targeted at Middle School Students engaged in the Urban League’s STEM Ready program. The strategy of the program is to engage groups of ethnic and racially diverse minority students over a one-year period.  We will provide groups of 15 students with academic coaching, early college advising, and medicine/health professions related activities that will be offered every four months to different groups of students. The program culminates in the NSU SUMMER INSTITUTE which will engage 15 of these youth selected through an application process, in a weeklong summer program involving research exposure and active learning sessions throughout the health professions.