Grow to Inspire!


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.

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

Journey into Medicine Mentorship Program

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

 

This 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

Make an Impact in Law and Medicine Program

Make an Impact in Law and Medicine is an annual interdisciplinary program that is hosted in collaboration with the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law and funded through a grant from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). The day-long program is designed to introduce South Florida high school students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to a wide variety of medical and legal practices. Students from four high schools participate in the program. The program aims to empower students to recognize health disparities and to think of ways of addressing legal and medical hurdles through interdisciplinary collaboration. The activities include sessions taught by Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine and Shepard Broad College of Law administrators, professors, staff, and students. Students participate in activities including a negotiations lab, a condensed Problem Based Learning (PBL) case, a seminar that addresses social determinants of health, interdisciplinary health disparities brainstorming session, panel discussion, and speed networking with medical and law school students.

 

Stranahan High School STEM Seminar Series

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The Stranahan High School STEM Seminar Series is offered in collaboration with Stranahan High School’s Medical Magnet Program. NSU MD Basic Science Faculty from all six disciplines (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology) provide weekly one-hour interactive seminars that align with the content in the Human Body Systems Instructional Focus Calendar for 10th graders. The program began in January 2021 and runs throughout the academic year.

The program currently has an average of 35 students and the overall goal of the program is to provide students from underrepresented in medicine backgrounds with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the relevance of the basic sciences across multiple health professions. We hope to create a pipeline of interested students into the different health professions and basic medical science careers.